The Post-Dispatch notes that Goldman Sachs has donated nearly $30K to Senator Roy Blunt’s ROYB PAC since January. As you may recall, Blunt was a vocal critic of the financial regulatory reform bill that passed in 2010. In other words, making friends on Wall Street pays well.
Now that he's in the Senate, the Wall Street powerhouse has continued to support Blunt politically.
Campaign finances forms filed last week for Blunt's leadership PAC — the Rely on Your Beliefs Fund — shows more than $29,000 in contributions from Goldman and its executives since January.
Blunt's 2010 Senate campaign received nearly $52,000 from Goldman, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Only two other lawmakers — both in Goldman's home state of New York — received more from Goldman in the election cycle, according to the Center.