$393,800

– How much defense contractors have given to Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, this election cycle. McKeon is a favorite of the industry, given his fight to prevent the Budget Control Act’s sequestration guillotine from falling onto the nervous neck of the defense industry next year. In comparison, President Obama’s re-election campaign has collected only $191,194 from defense contractors, according to this accounting in Politico, less than half of McKeon’s take.

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