Verizon’s Political Contributions
The Center for Responsive Politics keeps a record of corporate dollars for political representatives. The table and map (below) looks at the House of Representatives for Brooklyn and surroundings.
AKNA’s representative is Yvette Clarke (D-NY District 9, First elected 2006, election 2016 (won) next election November 6, 2018. She serves on two committees: Energy and Commerce and Small Business. She received $3,500 from Verizon and $4,000 from Cablevision Clarke’s total campaign contributions was $519,110. But a total of over $80,000 is from the communication and electronics sector. (Source)
The purpose of the money from Verizon and the others is obviously designed keep Clarke’s office away from Verizon. Is that why there is (no FiOS, bad cable and poor wireless service) in her district?
Yvette D. Clarke received 82% of campaign contributions ($537,295) from outside district. (Rank: 206 out of 421.)
]Yvette D. Clarke received 32% of campaign contributions ($211,772) from outside state. (Rank: 399 out of 421.)
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Notes: In the 2014 Cycle, Senator Schumer received $5,000 from Verizon and Senator Gillibrand received $10,000 from Cable Vision. Congressman Joe Crowley (Queens District 14 Elected in 1998) received $35,700 from Verizon and Cablevision in 2014. Since the 1998 election he has received over $3million in total contributions. Crowley serves on the powerful Ways and Means Committee that determines all Federal methods for raising revenue. Some insight comes from the huge increase in contributions to members elsewhere: See Tweet re: Communications and Technology Subcommittee.
Disclosing: Broadband Internet providers gave, on average, 2.9 times more money ($67,272) to members of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee compared to members of the entire House of Representatives ($23,186).