Who Owns Jim Cooper?

Hint: it’s not the voters of Nashville and Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District, who strongly support a public option. Here are the industries who have donated to Jim Cooper’s campaigns, according to OpenSecrets.org:

  • $651,803 Lawyers/Law Firms
  • $502,323 Securities & Investment
  • $299,103 HOSPITALS/NURSING HOMES
  • $237,532 HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
  • $216,255 Real Estate
  • $197,306 Retired
  • $184,759 INSURANCE
  • $133,981 HEALTH SERVICES/HMOS
  • $128,930 Misc Finance
  • $125,398 MISC HEALTH
  • $112,050 Commercial Banks
  • $107,696 Accountants
  • $105,107 Education
  • $104,650 PHARMACEUTICALS/HEALTH PRODUCTS

That totals up to almost $1 million for Jim Cooper from health care special interests!

No wonder he is fighting for them — and and not for his constituents — when it comes to health care.

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