04 Jan 2006

Abramoff Contributions to Democrats

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A Free Republic correspondent, knowing the MSM isn’t going to be reporting this, posts a list of Abramoff Lobbying & Political Contributions to Democrats (source: FEC Records):

    * Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) Received At Least — $22,500
    * Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) Received At Least — $6,500
    * Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) Received At Least — $1,250
    * Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Received At Least — $2,000
    * Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Received At Least — $20,250
    * Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Received At Least — $21,765
    * Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) Received At Least — $7,500
    * Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Received At Least — $12,950
    * Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Received At Least — $8,000
    * Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) Received At Least — $7,500
    * Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) Received At Least — $14,792
    * Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) Received At Least — $79,300
    * Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Received At Least — $14,000
    * Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Received At Least — $2,000
    * Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) Received At Least — $1,250
    * Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Received At Least — $45,750
    * Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Received At Least — $9,000
    * Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) Received At Least — $2,000
    * Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) Received At Least — $14,250
    * Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Received At Least — $3,300
    * Senator John Kerry (D-MA) Received At Least — $98,550
    * Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Received At Least — $28,000
    * Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) Received At Least — $4,000
    * Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) Received At Least — $6,000
    * Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) Received At Least — $29,830
    * Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Received At Least — $14,891
    * Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Received At Least — $10,550
    * Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Received At Least — $78,991
    * Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) Received At Least — $20,168
    * Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Received At Least — $5,200
    * Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Received At Least — $7,500
    * Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) Received At Least — $2,300
    * Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) Received At Least — $3,500
    * Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Received At Least — $68,941
    * Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV) Received At Least — $4,000
    * Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) Received At Least — $4,500
    * Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) Received At Least — $4,300
    * Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Received At Least — $29,550
    * Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Received At Least — $6,250
    * Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) Received At Least — $6,250

    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte $423,480
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $354,700
    Democratic National Cmte $65,720

    Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) $42,500
    Patty Murray (D-Wash) $40,980
    Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) $36,000
    Harry Reid (D-Nev) $30,500
    Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND) $28,000
    Tom Daschle (D-SD) $26,500
    Democratic Party of Michigan $23,000
    Brad R. Carson (D-Okla) $20,600
    Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich) $19,000
    Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md) $17,500
    Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) $15,500
    Democratic Party of Oklahoma $15,000
    Chris John (D-La) $15,000
    John Breaux (D-La) $13,750
    Frank Pallone, Jr (D-NJ) $13,600
    Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo) $12,000
    Mary L. Landrieu (D-La) $11,500
    Barney Frank (D-Mass) $11,100
    Max Baucus (D-Mont) $11,000
    Maria Cantwell (D-Wash) $10,000
    Democratic Party of North Dakota $10,000
    Nick Rahall (D-WVa) $10,000
    Democratic Party of South Dakota $9,500
    Democratic Party of Minnesota $9,000
    Ron Kind (D-Wis) $9,000
    Peter Deutsch (D-Fla) $8,500
    Joe Baca (D-Calif) $8,000
    Dick Durbin (D-Ill) $8,000
    Xavier Becerra (D-Calif) $7,523
    Tim Johnson (D-SD) $7,250
    Democratic Party of New Mexico $6,250
    Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) $6,000
    David E. Bonior (D-Mich) $5,000
    Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ) $5,000
    Democratic Party of Montana $5,000
    Fritz Hollings (D-SC) $5,000
    Jay Inslee (D-Wash) $5,000
    Thomas P. Keefe Jr. (D-Wash) $5,000
    Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md) $5,000
    Deborah Ann Stabenow (D-Mich) $5,000
    Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) $4,500
    Tom Carper (D-Del) $4,000
    Kent Conrad (D-ND) $4,000
    Jerry Kleczka (D-Wis) $4,000
    Sander Levin (D-Mich) $4,000
    Robert T. Matsui (D-Calif) $4,000
    George Miller (D-Calif) $4,000
    Kalyn Cherie Free (D-Okla) $3,500
    James L. Oberstar (D-Minn) $3,500
    Charles J. Melancon (D-La) $3,100
    Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) $3,000
    Cal Dooley (D-Calif) $3,000
    John B. Larson (D-Conn) $3,000
    David R. Obey (D-Wis) $3,000
    Ed Pastor (D-Ariz) $3,000
    Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) $3,000
    Richard M. Romero (D-NM) $3,000
    Brad Sherman (D-Calif) $3,000
    Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss) $3,000
    Max Cleland (D-Ga) $2,500
    Grace Napolitano (D-Calif) $2,500
    Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif) $2,500
    Bill Luther (D-Minn) $2,250
    Gene Taylor (D-Miss) $2,250
    Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) $2,000
    Ken Bentsen (D-Texas) $2,000
    Dan Boren (D-Okla) $2,000
    Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn) $2,000
    John D. Dingell (D-Mich) $2,000
    Doug Dodd (D-Okla) $2,000
    Ned Doucet (D-La) $2,000
    Lane Evans (D-Ill) $2,000
    Sam Farr (D-Calif) $2,000
    John Neely Kennedy (D-La) $2,000
    Carl Levin (D-Mich) $2,000
    Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark) $2,000
    Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) $2,000
    Robert Menendez (D-NJ) $2,000
    Adam Schiff (D-Calif) $2,000
    Ronnie Shows (D-Miss) $2,000
    Adam Smith (D-Wash) $2,000
    Ellen O. Tauscher (D-Calif) $2,000
    Mike Thompson (D-Calif) $2,000
    Maxine Waters (D-Calif) $2,000
    Peter DeFazio (D-Ore) $1,500
    Norm Dicks (D-Wash) $1,500
    John Kerry (D-Mass) $1,400
    Barbara Boxer (D-Calif) $1,000
    Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif) $1,000
    Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) $1,000
    Jim Costa (D-Calif) $1,000
    Susan A. Davis (D-Calif) $1,000
    Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) $1,000
    Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) $1,000
    Tim Holden (D-Pa) $1,000
    Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) $1,000
    Joe Lieberman (D-Conn) $1,000
    Jim Maloney (D-Conn) $1,000
    David Phelps (D-Ill) $1,000
    Charles S. Robb (D-Va) $1,000
    Brian David Schweitzer (D-Mont) $1,000
    Pete Stark (D-Calif) $1,000
    Gloria Tristani (D-NM) $1,000
    Derrick B. Watchman (D-Ariz) $1,000
    Rick Weiland (D-SD) $1,000
    Paul Wellstone (D-Minn) $1,000
    Ron Wyden (D-Ore) $1,000
    Bob Borski (D-Pa) $720
    Shelley Berkley (D-Nev) $500
    Howard L. Berman (D-Calif) $500
    Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) $500
    Democratic Party of Washington $500
    Barbara Lee (D-Calif) $500
    Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif) $500

    Grand Total $1,541,673

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Frank

Actually your headline “Abramoff Contributions to Democrats” is totally false. Abramoff himself gave all his money to Republicans. All 100%.

Some of his associates and clients, such as casino lobbying groups gave money to people from all different parties in an attempt to get people in all parties to address their issues.

Since Abramoff himself did not give any money to Dems but rather groups he worked as a lobbyist or consultant for did, your headline is factually incorrect, and you should change it to reflect the truth.



American Patriot

I know you’re just doing your part to spread the misinformation. Facts get in the way.

Abramoff was a die-hard republican and bought as many of them as he could.
http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2006/01/abramoff_money.html



JDZ

Boy, talk about quibbling.

The distinction: Abramoff personally donated to Republicans. Whereas, Abramoff professionally, i.e the lobbying organization operated by Abramoff, donated to democrats as well.

Gosh, that really proves that Republicans are corrupt, and democrats are pure as the driven snow, doesn’t it?



Brian

Most of these Members did not receive any money from Abramoff or any money directed by him. They received normal campaign contributions from the tribal PACS or from individuals affiliated with the tribes. No Members of Congress are bought with $1,000 campaign contributions, and a big crook like Abramoff would not have bothered trying to do so when he already the Republican Congressional leadership and committee chairmen in his pocket.



JDZ

I think the FEC records make it quite clear that monies “directed by Abramoff” went to both parties.

Have you forgotten Jim Wright and Tony Coelho back in the mid-90s, Brian?

We expect better from Princeton.



Brian

The Chief of the Missisippi Choctaws contributed to many campaigns long before they had gaming and long before they hired Abramoff. Abramoff did not direct the tribes normal contributions to Congressmen. He billed them millions for his fraudulent schemes and helped Scanlan bill them for millions more that they kept or laundered into Delay, Inc. The legal campaign contributions on your list have nothing to do with the charges against Abramoff or Scanlan or Delay or Ney.



JDZ

Brian,

The reference or url supporting your statements is missing from your comment.



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