Pop Quiz: Who's Funding Obama and Romney?

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super pacsEvery election night, interspersed between the shots of tense candidates, thoughtful analysts and eager voters, dozens of commercials pepper the television. This year, however, many of consumer companies won't just be buying airtime -- they may also be buying a share in the election.

As more and more major corporations pour money into political campaigns, it's worth remembering that the stores you shop in, the shoes you wear, and even the movies you watch may be helping to elect your next president. With that in mind, we've compiled a quiz outlining a few of the name brands that have made the transition from the cash register to the ballot box. If you want to know who's helping to pay for your next president, take a peek!



Bruce Watson is a senior features writer for DailyFinance. You can reach him by e-mail at bruce.watson@teamaol.com, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.

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dude90210

I will never buy new balance shoes !!!

October 04 2012 at 1:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dude90210

I will never buy new balance shoes !!!

October 04 2012 at 1:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cutebbwcandy

Walmart is donating money to Romney? Who do you think mostly shops at Walmart? It is not rich Republicans that is for sure.

October 04 2012 at 1:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
reimerconstruct

Paper money has no value at all. We should just go barter and let this idiot system fail. its a joke anyway. I mean 16 trillion debt? what is that? It means money is nothing more than imagination

October 01 2012 at 11:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joepalooka

who's funding Romney's campaign? Those who presume to profit.
who's funding Obama's campaign? Those who presume to profit.

who's money will BENEFIT ALL of us (not just the select few) most? The business dollars 'sitting on the sidelines'!
Vote for the SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN NOT the politician!

October 01 2012 at 9:02 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Fred

The oil prices are falling, and the price of gas is still the same.The FBI should check this out. We know all oil companys are villians.They are the worst greedy souls on eather.

October 01 2012 at 9:00 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Fred

The oil prices are falling, and the price of gas is still the same.The FBI should check this out. We know all oil companys are villians.They are the worst greedy souls on eather.

October 01 2012 at 9:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Fred

No doubt about it, the muslims countrys are funding ObamaHe is a muslim, and he likes muslims.

October 01 2012 at 8:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Fred

We will never hear what rich Oil muslims countrys are funding Obama.They have alot to gain by Obama in office.

October 01 2012 at 8:53 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
xturk937

Tel Aviv gives the orders, puppets make the donations, they support both sides and never lose. Buying the US presidency and parliament is the very best investment in the world, returns are a million fold. They paid a billion and a half for Obama/Cain and transferred 5 trillion out of the country into growing Asian and African markets/new slaves. Not to mention the trillion we shelled out to "their" defense industry to fight "their" war.

October 01 2012 at 8:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply