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Hedge Fund vs. Body Shop

Two data points I saw yesterday put the Main Street/Wall Street dynamic of the Brat-Cantor race in stark relief:

  1. Cantor spent more on steak than Brat’s entire campaign budget.
  2. Cantor’s top source of individual contributions was the Blackstone Group, a hedge fund and private-equity firm based on Park Avenue in Manhattan. Dave Brat’s top source of donations? Baugh Auto Body of Richmond, which has a “friendly staff that treats you like family.”

Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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