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Dems Voting with Big Pharma Received Four Times As Much Pharma Money than Dems Voting No

September 29, 2009 - Three Democrats in the Senate Finance Committee joined with all 10 Committee Republicans on Thursday to defeat an amendment to the Baucus health care bill, voting in favor of pharmaceutical industry interests. Those three Democrats—Committee Chair Max Baucus (MT), Thomas Carper (DE), and Robert Menéndez (NJ)—received an average of $197,591 from pharmaceutical manufacturing interests (January 2003 - June 2009), 4.2 times as much as the average of $46,585 received by the 10 Senate Finance Committee Democrats voting against Big Pharma. Read more