Guess who is IS THE SECOND BIGGEST RECIPIENT OF FANNIE MAE/FREDDIE MAC, MONEY?
According to OpenSecrets.org, Barack Obama was the second largest recipient of political contributions from recently bailed-out, quasi-government lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The first? Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd.
According to OpenSecrets.org, recently bailed out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gave $4.8 million to lawmakers - 57% to Democrats between - 1989 and 2008.
Chris Dodd took in $165,400.
Barack Obama raked in $126,349 -- nearly 6 times what his opponent, John McCain took from Fannie and Freddie.
It took McCain all 20 years to take in $21,550 in pork from F+F; an average of $1,078/yr.
Barack Obama swallowed up $126,349 in one fifth the time, for an average payout from F+F of $31,587/yr.
Also: Lehman Brothers
Since 1989, bankrupt Lehman Brothers's employees and political action committee have given $9.2 million to federal candidates, parties and political action committees, with 54 percent of that going to Democrats.
In the current Congress, 271 lawmakers have collected nearly $3 million since 1989, with 72 percent going to Democrats. Democratic presidential candidates and senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama top the list of all-time recipients for the company, collecting $410,000 and $395,600 respectively.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of both the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, hauled in $181,450, while Sen. Chris Dodd, chair of the Senate banking committee, has collected $165,800.