The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

President Obama, the Favorite Candidate of TSA Employees


During your summer travels, you may find yourself being stripped, touched, prodded, or poked, or see TSA employees looking at advanced-technology images of your naked body.

If you find yourself wondering, “Do TSA employees have a preferred candidate in this year’s presidential election?” the answer appears to be yes.

Through June 30, political donors who listed their employer as “Transportation Security Administration” or “TSA” donated $4,379 to President Obama’s reelection campaign, and only $498 to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.

So the next time you find yourself taking off your sneakers, being told to stand in this line, not that one, and generally treated like cattle, you can think, “Hmm. A nine-to-one ratio.”

Tags: Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , TSA


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