ROLE REVERSAL

Industry Lines Dems' Coffers

Here is a less-noticed consequence of the government's close work with flailing companies: The Democrats are getting bigger campaign donations from the industries they work with. Since the Democrats won their majority, donations have been flooding in from the auto industry, pharmaceutical companies, the health care industry and more. The industries, not typically thought of as allies of the Democrats, have all signaled that they are on board with Obama's ambitious agenda. Marc Ambinder, writing for The Atlantic, says that donations to Democratic campaigns in 2010 are already on track to break records held by the GOP when they were top dogs on Capitol Hill.