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How Is This Even Possible?

Saw this tweeted on Twitter early, early this morning from Think Progress.  (Gotta learn to turn that thing off at night or I’ll never get any sleep.)  Then again on Sisyphus’s Facebook page later on.

The financially backed (Koch Brothers) PAC, Americans for Prosperity has a listing of the most corrupt perfect recipients of their funding rated on how their votes benefited the PAC’s interests.  There were five senator who received a 100% rating. Those five:

Senator Koch Contributions
Coburn (R-OK) $56300
Crapo (R-ID) $42000
Hatch (R-UT) $26500
Rubio (R-FL) $34700
Johnson (R-WI) $27900

I’m not understanding something here. Why would Mike Crapo receive funding from THIS PAC when there’s no direct correlation to benefiting them here in the state of Idaho?  The PAC doesn’t even have a chapter in Idaho.

From what I can glean from the scorecard covering the 111th Congress (2009 to 2010), Crapo received 100% for 2010 with a 93% in 2009 (he didn’t vote in line with AFP on one vote, didn’t vote on another bill). That puts Crapo’s overall grade at 96%.

Jim Risch: 100% in 2010, 86% = Overall grade for the 111th session is 92%

Mike Simpson:100% in 2010, roughly 68% 2009: Overall grade 111th session 85% B

Walt Minnick:  Overall grade of C at 65%.  (Really, I’d consider that an F).

Just an FYI.  I’m looking it over more closely later on what bills were voted on that benefited the PAC.

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