Top Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Campaign Contributions

Greg Mankiw reports on the Top Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Campaign Contributions, 1989-2008:

1. Dodd, Christopher J, D-CT
2. Kerry, John, D-MA
3. Obama, Barack, D-IL
4. Clinton, Hillary, D-NY

N.B.: Senator Dodd is Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

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5 Responses to “Top Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Campaign Contributions”


  • Down at the bottom of the chart where that figure originally was found on the Federal Election Commission disclosure pages it indicates that the number includes contributions from PACs and individuals.

    Obama received a total of $6,000 from a Fannie/Freddie PAC — and only prior to his campaign for Presidency, when he announced he would no longer take any lobbyists PAC money.

    The remainder was from individuals who are employees of Fannie/Freddie, in the years between 1989-2008. The two companies at one time had over 12,000 employees.

  • All individuals who contribute to the Obama campaign online are asked to enter their occupation and employer’s name. This doesn’t mean that they are being pressured by their employer to support Obama.

  • Don’t let Mr Obama fool you. Politics as usual – not change. Protect those you feed you. Along with his buddy Dodd. I can’t wait until these two socialist take over. Look out America. If you think the governent has power now, give Obama the presidency and the Democrats control of the Congress.

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac employees donated $126,349 to the Obama campaign while they donated $21,550 to McCain. Corporations themselves are ineligible from donating to political campaigns. Whereas, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac board of directors and lobbyists donated $169,000 to McCain and his related committees, compared with $16,000 to Obama and his related committees.

  • People were way to concerned by this issue. We could find multiple situation and fields where McCain or Obama got more. We need limits on contributions in general. Bush 2 had more to do with this than the candidates combined

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