Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. is an equal-opportunity campaign donor, and nowhere is that better illustrated than in the brewer's contributions to the two major political parties and their congressional candidates. Since January 1999, the company has written a grand total of $762,350 in checks -- some of it considered "hard" money, with strict limits under federal campaign-finance law, but most of it "soft" money, on which there are no limits. With eight weeks left before Election Day, it seems reasonable to assume our hometown brewery's contributions will hit the... More >>>