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« Reply #50 on: December 11, 2011, 03:13:00 AM »

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Appendix 165
Commercial Banks: JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Decade-long campaign contribution total (1998-2008): $15,714,953
Decade-long lobbying expenditure total (1998-2008): $49,372,915
JP Morgan Campaign
Contributions:243
2008 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $4,247,991
1. Barack Obama (D) $559,210
2. Hillary Clinton (D) $272,694
3. John McCain (R) $205,657
4. Rudy Giuliani (R) $94,300
5. Mitt Romney (R) $78,250
6. Chris Dodd (D) $68,950
7. Harry Reid (D) $53,300
8. John Cornyn (R) $48,598
9. Charles B. Rangel (D) $47,900
10. Rahm Emanuel (D) $44,700
11. Mary L. Landrieu (D) $41,399
12. Steny H. Hoyer (D) $34,300
13. Spencer Bachus (R) $33,000
14. Richard C. Shelby (R) $31,500
15. Dave Camp (R) $30,500
16. Fred Thompson (R) $29,450
17. Jack Reed (D) $27,850
18. Norm Coleman (R) $26,900
19. Tim Johnson (D) $26,495
20. Eric Cantor (R) $24,000
243 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Campaign contribution totals accessed February
2009. Individual recipient numbers do
not include the 4th Quarter of 2008.
2006 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $2,163,356
1. Hillary Clinton (D) $113,965
2. Richard Baker (R) $45,100
3. Tom Carper (D) $38,268
4. Michael G. Oxley (R) $35,100
5. Chris Dodd (D) $31,300
6. Mitch McConnell (R) $31,000
7. Mel Martinez (R) $30,600
8. Tim Johnson (D) $29,600
9. Steny H. Hoyer (D) $29,500
10. Harold E. Ford Jr. (D) $27,100
11. Max Baucus (D) $27,000
12. Kent Conrad (D) $25,000
13. Joe Lieberman (I) $23,901
14. Mike DeWine (R) $23,500
15. John E. Sununu (R) $22,500
16. Orrin G. Hatch (R) $21,000
17. Christopher Shays (R) $19,366
18. Melissa Bean (D) $18,542
19.
David McSweeney
(R) $17,950
20. Debbie Stabenow (D) $15,650
Appendix
166
2004 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $3,042,399
1. John Kerry (D) $200,565
2. George W. Bush (R) $187,150
3. Erskine B. Bowles (D) $59,750
4. Jay Helvey (R) $54,750
5. Charles Schumer (D) $47,550
6. Barack Obama (D) $47,300
7. Michael G. Oxley (R) $36,250
8. Richard C. Shelby (R) $35,000
9. Chris Dodd (D) $30,500
10. Tom Daschle (D) $28,450
11. Spencer Bachus (R) $20,000
12. John Edwards (D) $19,750
13. Jeb Hensarling (R) $19,500
14. Tom Carper (D) $19,411
15. Blanche Lincoln (D) $18,357
16. Martin Frost (D) $17,250
17. Michael N. Castle (R) $17,000
18. Pete Sessions (R) $16,800
19. Richard Baker (R) $16,500
20. Howard Dean (D) $16,161
2002 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $2,277,188
1. Charles Schumer (D) $160,000
2. Ron Kirk (D) $85,400
3. Max Baucus (D) $41,604
4. Erskine B. Bowles (D) $38,556
5. John Kerry (D) $37,000
6. Richard Baker (R) $24,000
7. Amo Houghton (R) $21,000
8. Wayne Allard (R) $20,000
8. Spencer Bachus (R) $20,000
10. Jim Maloney (D) $17,000
11. Mike Enzi (R) $16,000
11. Carolyn Maloney (D) $16,000
13. Ken Bentsen (D) $15,000
13. Phil English (R) $15,000
13. Bart Gordon (D) $15,000
13. Pat Toomey (R) $15,000
17. John Edwards (D) $14,500
18. Michael G. Oxley (R) $14,000
18. Rob Portman (R) $14,000
20. Tom Strickland (D) $13,146
2000 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $2,502,414
1. Bill Bradley (D) $133,255
2. Rick A. Lazio (R) $122,361
3. George W. Bush (R) $101,205
4. Charles Schumer (D) $89,250
5. Hillary Clinton (D) $53,750
6. Phil Gramm (R) $36,250
7. Al Gore (D) $36,050
8. Rudy Giuliani (R) $24,850
9. John McCain (R) $24,703
10. Richard G. Lugar (R) $24,550
11.
Peter Staub Wareing
(R) $21,500
12. Spencer Abraham (R) $21,250
13.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
(R) $21,000
14. John J. LaFalce (D) $19,750
15. Richard Baker (R) $17,000
16. Tom Campbell (R) $14,250
17. Pat Toomey (R) $13,500
18. Martin Frost (D) $13,000
18. Marge Roukema (R) $13,000
Appendix 167
20. Bill McCollum (R) $12,500
1998 Top Reciepients
TOTAL: $1,481,605
1. Alfonse D'Amato (R) $32,850
2. Charles Schumer (D) $27,650
3. Lauch Faircloth (R) $24,500
4. Rick A. Lazio (R) $19,350
5. Chris Dodd (D) $19,023
6.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
(R) $16,500
6. John J. LaFalce (D) $16,500
8.
Christopher S. 'Kit'
Bond (R) $13,000
8. Chuck Hagel (R) $13,000
10. Robert F. Bennett (R) $12,500
10. Tom Daschle (D) $12,500
12. Bill McCollum (R) $12,000
13. Martin Frost (D) $11,250
13. Pete King (R) $11,250
15. Richard Baker (R) $11,000
15. Bart Gordon (D) $11,000
17. Michael N. Castle (R) $10,550
17. Dick Armey (R) $10,500
19. Paul E. Gillmor (R) $10,000
19. Sue Kelly (R) $10,000
Appendix
168
JP Morgan Lobbying Expenses:244
2008
TOTAL: $6,336,000
JP Morgan Chase & Co $5,390,000
OB-C Group $240,000
Equale & Assoc $147,500
BKSH & Assoc $120,000
Richard F Hohlt $130,000
Triangle Assoc $88,000
Mayer, Brown et al $80,000
Walter Group $80,500
Fennel Consulting $50,000
David L Horne LLC $10,000
B&D Consulting > $10,000*
2007
TOTAL: $6,452,500
JP Morgan Chase & Co $5,440,000
OB-C Group $240,000
BKSH & Assoc $140,000
Richard F Hohit $95,500
Triangle Assoc $80,000
Mayer, Brown et al $80,000
David L Horne LLC $60,000
Equale & Assoc $60,000
Fennel Consulting $52,000
American Continental
Group $40,000
Walter Group $40,000
Wilmer, Cutler &
Pickering $40,000
B&D Consulting $20,000
244 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Lobbying amounts accessed February 2009.
* Not included in totals
Bryan Cave LLP $20,000
Thaxton, Richard R $45,000
2006
TOTAL: $7,204,040
JP Morgan Chase & Co $6,120,000
American Continental
Group $200,000
Tongour Simpson Group $140,000
BKSH & Assoc $120,000
Mayer, Brown et al $100,000
Triangle Assoc $80,000
Zeliff Enterprises $80,000
Richard F Hohlt $74,800
Private/Public Solutions $62,500
Angus & Nickerson $40,000
B&D Consulting $36,740
David L Horne LLC $20,000
Fennel Consulting $20,000
OB-C Group $20,000
Thaxton, Richard R $90,000
2005
TOTAL: $4,448,500
JP Morgan Chase & Co $3,540,000
Mayer, Brown et al $140,000
B&D Sagamore $120,000
BKSH & Assoc $120,000
Tongour Simpson Group $100,000
Richard F Hohit $83,500
Zeliff Enterprises $80,000
Triangle Assoc $70,000
Patton Boggs LLP $60,000
Angus & Nickerson $20,000
Appendix 169
Clark & Weinstock $20,000
Kerrigan & Assoc > $10,000*
Thaxton, Richard R $95,000
2004
TOTAL: $5,072,500
JP Morgan Chase & Co $3,580,000
Bank One Corp $415,000
Clark & Weinstock $310,000
B&D Sagamore $140,000
Mayer, Brown et al $140,000
BKSH & Assoc $120,000
Zeliff Enterprises $80,000
Richard F Hohit $67,500
Patton Boggs LLP $60,000
Triangle Assoc $40,000
Kerrigan & Assoc $40,000
Covington & Burling > $10,000*
Thaxton, Richard R $60,000
Brownstein, Hyatt et al $20,000
2003
TOTAL: $8,246,575
JP Morgan Chase & Co $6,706,575
BankOne Corp $720,000
Patton Boggs LLP $220,000
Williams & Jensen 140,000
BKSH & Assoc $120,000
B&D Sagamore $100,000
Richard F Hohit $80,000
Kerrigan & Assoc $40,000
Triangle Assoc > $10,000*
Covington & Burling $40,000
* Not included in totals
Thaxton, Richard R $60,000
Carmen Group $20,000
2002
TOTAL: $5,062,800
JP Morgan Chase & Co $4,700,000
B&D Sagamore $120,000
BKSH & Assoc $96,000
Williams & Jensen $80,000
Richard F Hohit $66,800
Triangle Assoc > $10,000*
Kerrigan & Assoc > $10,000*
2001
TOTAL: $6,550,000
JP Morgan Chase & Co $6,300,000
BKSH & Assoc $88,000
Richard F Hohit $62,000
B&D Sagamore $60,000
Williams & Jensen $40,000
1998-2000
N/A
* Not included in totals
Appendix
170
JP Morgan Covered Official Lobbyists:245
Firm / Name of Lobbyist Covered Official Position Year(s)
Carmen Group, Inc
Hoitsma, Gary Press Secretary, Senator Inhofe 2003
Wassmer, Victoria
Program Examiner, Transport Branch,
OMB 2003
Clark & Wienstock
Godes, Niles Chief of Staff to Sen. Byron Dorgan 2003
Lehman, Dirksen
Spec. Asst. for Legal Affairs for the President
2003
Angus & Nickerson
Angus, Barbara
Tax Counsel, Committee on Ways and
Means 2005-2006
Nickerson, Gregory
International Tax Counsel, Dept. of Treasury
2005-2006
Zeliff Enterprises
Zeliff, William H.
Former member of Congress: NH 1991-
1997 2005-2006
OB-C Group LLC
Stevenson, Robert Sen. Bill Frist Communications Director 2006
Private Public Solutions
Moffett, Anthony J. Former Member of Congress 2006
BKSH & Associates
Turner, Pam
Asst. Sec for LA Homeland Security,
2003-2006 2008
Dep Asst to Pres for LA 82-89
245 Source: Senate Office of Public Records <http://soprweb.senate.gov/>. Accessed January 2009.
Appendix 171
Fennel Consulting
Fennel, Melody Assistant Secretary, HUD 2005-2008
Appendix
172
Commercial Banks: Wachovia Corp.
Decade-long campaign contribution total (1998-2008): $3,946,727
Decade-long lobbying expenditure total (1998-2008): $11,996,752
Wachovia Campaign
Contributions:246
2008 Top Recipients247
TOTAL: $934,381
1. Barack Obama (D) $178,382
2. John McCain (R) $155,658
3. Hillary Clinton (D) $77,000
4. Rudy Giuliani (R) $49,400
5. Mitt Romney (R) $36,550
6. Robin Hayes (R) $18,929
7. Eric Cantor (R) $17,750
8. Elizabeth Dole (R) $16,700
9. Mark Warner (D) $15,550
10. Lindsey Graham (R) $15,400
11. Patrick McHenry (R) $15,350
11. Sue Myrick (R) $15,350
13. James Clyburn (D) $13,500
14. Chris Dodd (D) $12,750
15. Melvin Watt (D) $12,500
16. Artur Davis (D) $10,250
16. Tim Johnson (D) $10,250
18. Spencer Bachus (R) $10,000
246 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Campaign contribution totals accessed February
2009. Individual recipient numbers do
not include the 4th Quarter of 2008.
247 Based on highest 1,000 contributions plus
PAC contributions.
18. David Scott (D) $10,000
18. John Boehner (R) $10,000
2006 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $742,384
1. George Allen (R) $30,650
2. Rick Santorum (R) $26,600
3. Robin Hayes (R) $21,470
4. Sue Myrick (R) $17,700
5. Eric Cantor (R) $16,700
6. Patrick McHenry (R) $15,250
7. Richard Burr (R) $13,250
8. Michael Fitzpatrick (R) $11,050
9. Michael Steele (R) $10,450
10. Vernon Buchanan (R) $10,100
11. Robert Menendez (D) $10,000
11. Deborah Pryce (R) $10,000
11. Jim McCrery (R) $10,000
11. David Dreier (R) $10,000
11. John Boehner (R) $10,000
11. Richard Baker (R) $10,000
11. Spencer Bachus (R) $10,000
18. Jon Kyl (R) $9,000
18. Mitch McConnell (R) $9,000
20. John Spratt Jr (D) $8,800
Appendix 173
2004 Top Recipients248
TOTAL: $1,237,468
1. George W Bush (R) $223,960
2. Erskine Bowles (D) $95,750
3. Richard Burr (R) $76,000
4. John Kerry (D) $33,850
5. Eric Cantor (R) $23,000
6. Robin Hayes (R) $18,750
7. Sue Myrick (R) $16,500
8. Melvin Watt (D) $15,550
9. Arlen Specter (R) $14,300
10. Elizabeth Dole (R) $13,250
10. Jay Helvey (R) $13,250
12. Charlie Condon (R) $12,200
13. Johnny Isakson (R) $10,070
14. Chris Dodd (D) $10,000
14. Tom Carper (D) $10,000
16. John Thune (R) $9,500
17. Mel Martinez (R) $8,700
18. Pete Sessions (R) $8,250
19. Howard Dean (D) $7,460
20. Jim McCrery (R) $7,250
2002 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $790,969
1. Erskine Bowles (D) $77,200
2. Elizabeth Dole (R) $31,325
3. Robin Hayes (R) $19,470
4. Melvin Watt (D) $12,500
5. Richard Burr (R) $11,800
6. Saxby Chambliss (R) $10,500
7. Lindsey Graham (R) $10,250
8. Michael Oxley (R) $10,000
248 Based on highest 1,000 contributions plus
PAC contributions.
8. Richard Baker (R) $10,000
8. Spencer Bachus (R) $10,000
11. Walter Jones Jr (R) $9,500
12. Ed Royce (R) $6,000
12. Eric Cantor (R) $6,000
12. Max Baucus (D) $6,000
15. Calder Clay (R) $5,900
16. Cass Ballenger (R) $5,000
16. Gregory Meeks (D) $5,000
16. Jim Maloney (D) $5,000
16. Sue Myrick (R) $5,000
16. Wayne Allard (R) $5,000
16. Pete King (R) $5,000
2000 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $130,175
1. Elizabeth Dole (R) $9,450
2. Richard Burr (R) $8,450
3. Robin Hayes (R) $8,000
4. Walter Jones Jr (R) $6,500
5. John Edwards (D) $5,250
6. Zell Miller (D) $4,000
6. Sue Myrick (R) $4,000
8. Al Gore (D) $3,250
8. Bill McCullum (R) $3,250
10. Johnny Isakson (R) $3,000
10. Melvin Watt (D) $3,000
12. Lindsey Graham (R) $2,825
13. Bob Barr (R) $2,500
13. George W Bush (R) $2,500
13. Roger Kahn (D) $2,500
13. Trent Lott (R) $2,500
13. Floyd Spence (R) $2,500
18. Charles Norwood (R) $2,250
Appendix
174
19. Bill Bradley (D) $2,000
19. George Allen (R) $2,000
19. Jack Kingston (R) $2,000
19. John Linder (R) $2,000
19. Lamar Alexander (R) $2,000
19. Mack Mattingly (R) $2,000
19. Richard Baker (R) $2,000
19. Saxby Chambliss (R) $2,000
19. William Roth Jr (R) $2,000
19. Doug Haynes (R) $2,000
19. Mike McIntyre (D) $2,000
19. Charles Taylor (R) $2,000
1998 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $102,350
1. Lauch Faircloth (R) $15,100
2. Richard Burr (R) $13,000
3. Max Cleland (D) $7,500
4. Paul Coverdell (R) $5,750
5. Frank Lautenberg (R) $5,000
6. Fritz Hollings (D) $4,600
7. Walter Jones Jr (R) $4,500
8. Michael Coles (D) $4,000
9. Robin Hayes (R) $3,500
9. Mike McIntyre (D) $3,500
11. Melvin Watt (D) $3,250
12. Bob Ethridge (D) $3,000
13. John Linder (R) $2,500
13. Sue Myrick (R) $2,500
15. Charles Taylor (R) $2,250
15. Johnny Isakson (R) $2,250
17. James Clyburn (D) $1,500
18. Bob Graham (D) $1,000
18. Ernest Hollings (D) $1,000
18. John Kasich (R) $1,000
18. Bob Barr (R) $1,000
18. David Price (D) $1,000
18. Dan Page (R) $1,000
18. Howard Coble (R) $1,000
18. Cass Ballenger (R) $1,000
18. Jesse Helms (R) $1,000
18. Michael Fair (R) $1,000
18. John Spratt Jr (D) $1,000
Appendix 175
Wachovia Lobbying Expenditures:249
2008
TOTAL: $2,561,000
Wachovia Corp $1,781,000
C2 Group $200,000
Angus & Nickerson $120,000
Porterfield & Lowenthal $120,000
Public Strategies $80,000
Dixon, Dan $60,000
Jenkins Hill Group $80,000
Capitol Hill Strategies $80,000
Cypress Advocacy $20,000
Barnett, Sivon & Natter $20,000
Sullivan & Cromwell > $10,000*
2007
TOTAL: $2,295,752
Wachovia Corp $1,360,000
Kilpatrick Stockton $365,752
C2 Group $240,000
Capitol Hill Strategies $120,000
Jenkins Hill Group $100,000
Dixon, Dan $40,000
Public Strategies $30,000
Angus & Nickerson $20,000
Cypress Advocacy $20,000
Sullivan & Cromwell > $10,000*
249 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Lobbying amounts accessed February 2009.
* Not counted in total
2006
TOTAL: $1,740,000
Wachovia Corp $900,000
Kilpatrick Stockton $400,000
C2 Group $240,000
Capitol Hill Strategies $100,000
Jenkins Hill Group $80,000
Cypress Advocacy $20,000
2005
TOTAL: $1,220,000
Wachovia Corp $840,000
C2 Group $240,000
Jenkins Hill Group $60,000
Kilpatrick Stockton $60,000
Capitol Hill Strategies $20,000
2004
TOTAL: $1,030,000
Wachovia Corp $720,000
C2 Group $240,000
Jenkins Hill Group $70,000
2003
TOTAL: $320,000
Wachovia Corp $220,000
C2 Group $100,000
Appendix
176
2002
TOTAL: $420,000
Wachovia Corp $120,000
Williams & Jensen $300,000
Sullivan & Cromwell > $10,000*
2001
TOTAL: $730,000
Wachovia Corp $10,000
Williams & Jensen $620,000
2000
TOTAL: $480,000
Wachovia Corp > $10,000*
Williams & Jensen $460,000
Groom Law Group $20,000
1999
TOTAL: $600,000
Wachovia Corp $20,000
Williams & Jensen $440,000
Groom Law Group $140,000
Sullivan & Cromwell > $10,000*
Bradley, Arant et al > $10,000*
1998
TOTAL: $600,000
Groom Law Group $20,000
Sullivan & Cromwell > $10,000*
Williams & Jensen $580,000
* Not included in total
Appendix 177
Wachovia Covered Official Lobbyists:250
Firm / Name of Lobbyist Covered Official Position Year(s)
William & Jensen, PC
Bechtel, Phillip
General Counsel - Senate Banking Committee
1999-2002
Landers, David M. Legislative Counsel for Lauch Faircloth 1999-2002
McCarlle, Christine C. Special Assistant to Trent Lott 1999-2002
C2 Group, LLC
Hanson, Michael Chief of Staff to Congressman Sam Johnson 2003-2008
Murray, Jefferies Chief of Staff to Congressman Bud Cramer 2003-2008
Litterst, Nelson Special Asst. to the President for Leg Affairs 2004-2008
Knight, Shahira
Senior Advisor to Chair of Ways & Means
Committee 2006-2008
Elliott, Lesley Deputy Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Senate 2007-2008
Golden West Financial Corp
LaFalce, John Member of Congress 2005
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
Dekeyser, Armand C/S Sen. Jeff Sessions 2005-2007
Cypress Advocacy
Cave, J. Patrick
Deputy Asst. Sec./ Acting Asst. Sec., Treasury
2005-2008
250 Source: Senate Office of Public Records <http://soprweb.senate.gov/>. Accessed January 2009.
Appendix
178
Commercial Banks: Wells Fargo
Decade-long campaign contribution total (1998-2008): $5,330,022
Decade-long lobbying expenditure total (1998-2008): $16,637,740
Wells Fargo Campaign Contributions:251
2008 Top Recipients252
TOTAL: $1,448,197
1. Barack Obama (D) $160,089
2. Hillary Clinton (D) $103,322
3. John McCain (R) $42,436
4. Norm Coleman (R) $36,500
5. Mitt Romney (R) $33,200
6. Rudy Giuliani (R) $19,450
7. John Edwards (D) $16,950
8. Max Baucus (D) $14,700
9. Erik Paulsen (R) $12,700
10. Ed Royce (R) $12,300
10. Paul Kanjorski (D) $12,300
12. John Cornyn (R) $11,500
13. John Sununu (R) $11,000
13. Tom Latham (R) $11,000
15. Pete Sessions (R) $10,000
15. Collin Peterson (D) $10,000
15. Nancy Pelosi (D) $10,000
15. George Miller (D) $10,000
15. Steny Hoyer (D) $10,000
251 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Campaign contribution totals accessed February
2009. Individual recipient numbers do
not include the 4th Quarter of 2008.
252 Based on highest 1,000 contributions plus
PAC contributions.
15. James Clyburn (D) $10,000
15. James Clyburn (D) $10,000
15. Spencer Bachus (R) $10,000
15. John Barrasso (R) $10,000
2006 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,054,492
1. Dianne Feinstein (D) $21,750
2. Amy Klobuchar (D) $18,585
3. Rick Santorum (R) $14,750
4. Michael McGavick (R) $14,250
5. Orrin Hatch (R) $13,900
6. Richard Baker (R) $13,500
7. Ed Royce (R) $13,000
8. Jon Kyl (R) $11,250
9. Christopher Shays (R) $11,000
10. Jeffery Lamberti (R) $10,350
11. Deborah Pryce (R) $10,000
11. Nancy Pelosi (D) $10,000
11. Jim McCrery (R) $10,000
11. Robert Byrd (D) $10,000
11. Conrad Burns (R) $10,000
16. Tom Latham (R) $9,750
17. Joe Lieberman (I) $9,200
18. Earl Pomeroy (D) $9,000
18. Spencer Bachus (R) $9,000
Appendix 179
20. Ben Nelson (D) $8,650
2004 Top Recipients253
TOTAL: $1,190,226
1. John Kerry (D) $67,700
2. George W Bush (R) $63,735
3. Chuck Grassley (R) $21,250
4. Tom Daschle (D) $19,250
5. Nancy Pelosi (D) $16,000
6. Howard Dean (D) $13,750
7. Jim Bunning (R) $13,000
7. Randy Neugebauer (R) $13,000
7. Richard Baker (R) $13,000
10. Barney Frank (D) $11,800
11. Bob Beuprez (R) $11,000
12. Lisa Murkowski (R) $10,250
13. Robert Bennett (R) $10,000
13. Michael Oxley (R) $10,000
13. Spencer Bachus (R) $10,000
13. Pete Domenici (R) $10,000
17. Richard Shelby (R) $9,750
18. John Thune (R) $9,400
19. Jeb Hensarling (R) $9,000
20. Mark Kennedy (R) $8,250
2002 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $613,262
1. Wayne Allard (R) $23,550
2. Norm Coleman (R) $18,500
3. John Thune (R) $16,500
4. Richard Baker (R) $12,000
5. Tim Johnson (D) $11,750
253 Based on highest 1,000 contributions plus
PAC contributions.
6. Max Baucus (D) $9,000
7. John Cornyn (R) $8,950
8. Chuck Hagel (R) $8,000
9. Jim Ramstad (R) $6,750
10. Gordon Smith (R) $6,500
11. Larry Craig (R) $6,000
11. Mike Enzi (R) $6,000
11. Jack Reed (D) $6,000
14. Earl Pomeroy (D) $5,750
15. Dick Armey (R) $5,000
15. Chuck Grassley (R) $5,000
17. Mark Kennedy (R) $4,900
18. Nancy Pelosi (D) $4,750
19. Ron Kirk (D) $4,500
19. Silvestre Reyes (D) $4,500
19. Ted Stevens (R) $4,500
19. Michael Oxley (R) $4,500
19. Charlie Gonzalez (D) $4,500
2000 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $676,676
1. Dianne Feinstein (D) $24,000
2. Jim Ramstad (R) $11,400
3. Bill Bradley (D) $10,500
3. Kent Conrad (D) $10,500
5. Jon Kyl (R) $10,250
6. George W Bush (R) $10,000
7. Rod Grams (R) $9,500
8. Bob Kerrey (D) $8,500
8. Bruce Vento (D) $8,500
8. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) $8,250
11. Al Gore (D) $7,550
12. Conrad Burns (R) $7,250
12. John Ensign (R) $7,250
Appendix
180
14. Slade Gorton (R) $6,900
15. Jeff Bingaman (D) $6,750
15. Paul Sarbanes (D) $6,750
17. Hillary Clinton (D) $6,460
18. Charlie Gonzalez (D) $5,500
18. Max Baucus (D) $5,500
18. Rick Lazio (R) $5,500
18. Tom Carper (D) $5,500
1998 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $347,169
1. Robert Bennet (R) $10,550
2. Chuck Grassley (R) $10,000
3. Chris Dodd (D) $8,000
4. Byron Dorgan (D) $7,500
5. Rod Grams (R) $6,500
6. Jeff Sessions (R) $6,000
7. Matt Fong (R) $5,500
8. Bill Clinton (D) $5,000
8. Bob Kerrey (D) $5,000
10. Bruce Vento (D) $4,750
12. Pete Sessions (R) $4,500
12. Steven Kuykendall (R) $4,000
12. Richard Baker (R) $4,000
12. Tom Daschle (D) $4,000
15. Buck McKeon (R) $3,500
15. Blanche Lincoln (D) $3,500
17. Robert Greenlee (R) $3,300
18. John McCain (R) $3,000
18. David Dreier (R) $3,000
18. Earl Pomeroy (D) $3,000
18. Scott McInnis (R) $3,000
18. Rick Lazio (R) $3,000
18. Ray LaHood (R) $3,000
18. Jerry Kleczka (D) $3,000
18. Armando Falcon (D) $3,000
18. Mark Baker (R) $3,000
18. Chuck Hagel (R) $3,000
Appendix 181
Wells Fargo Lobbying
Expenditures:254
2008
TOTAL: $1,674,740
Wells Fargo $1,200,740
Doremus, Theodore A Jr $444,000
Chesapeake Enterprises $30,000
2007
TOTAL: $2,347,000
Wells Fargo $1,919,000
Doremus, Theodore A Jr $428,000
2006
TOTAL: $2,565,000
Wells Fargo $1,765,000
Doremus, Theodore A Jr $400,000
Kilpatrick Stockton $400,000
2005
TOTAL: $2,050,000
Wells Fargo $1,590,000
Doremus, Theodore A Jr $400,000
Kilpatrick Stockton $60,000
2004
TOTAL: $1,680,000
Wells Fargo $1,280,000
Doremus, Theodore A Jr $400,000
254 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Lobbying amounts accessed February 2009.
2003
TOTAL: $1,560,000
Wells Fargo $960,000
Doremus, Theodore A Jr $400,000
Davis, Polk & Wardwell $200,000
2002
TOTAL: $820,000
Wells Fargo $620,000
Doremus, Theodore A Jr $200,000
2001
TOTAL: $870,000
Wells Fargo $650,000
HD Vest Financial Services
$20,000
Davis, Pol & Wardwell $100,000
Doremus, Theodore A Jr $100,000
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart > $10,000*
2000
TOTAL: $800,000
Wells Fargo $720,000
Davis, Pol & Wardwell $80,000
1999
TOTAL: $671,000
Wells Fargo $471,000
Davis, Polk & Wardwell $200,000
* Not included in the total amount
Appendix
182
1998
TOTAL: $1,600,000
Norwest Corp $1,180,000
Canfield & Assoc $20,000
Hogan & Hartson > $10,000*
Davis, Polk & Wardwell $200,000
Miller & Chevalier $20,000
Vickers, Linda $180,000
* Not included in the total amount
Appendix 183
Wells Fargo Covered Official Lobbyists:255
Firm / Name of Lobbyist Covered Official Position Year(s)
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
Dekeyser, Armand C/S Sen. Jeff Sessions 2005-2006
255 Source: Senate Office of Public Records <http://soprweb.senate.gov/>. Accessed January 2009.
Appendix
184
Hedge Funds: Bridgewater Associates
Decade-long campaign contribution total (1998-2008): $274,650
Decade-long lobbying expenditure total (1998-2008): $855,000
Bridgewater Campaign Contributions:256
2008 All Recipients
TOTAL: $239,400
1. John McCain (R) $69,050
2. Barack Obama (D) $13,700
3.
David John Cappiello
(R) $4,600
4. Rudolph Giuliani (R) $3,300
5. Mitt Romney (R) $2,300
5. Paul Hodes (D) $2,300
7. Christopher Shays (R) $2,000
8. Patrick Murphy $200
2006 All Recipients
TOTAL: $8,750
1. Christopher Shays (D) $2,250
2. Ned Lamont (D) $1,250
3. Paul Hodes (D) $1,000
4. Jon Tester (D) $750
5. Diane Goss Farrell (D) $250
5. James Webb (D) $250
256 Source: Center for Responsive Politics. Campaign
contribution totals accessed February
2009. Individual recipient numbers do not include
the 4th Quarter of 2008.
2004 All Recipients
TOTAL: $25,500
1. George W Bush (R) $250
1. Wesley Clark (D) $250
2002
N/A
2000 All Recipients
TOTAL: $1,000
1. Stephanie Hunter Sanchez (D) $1,000
1998-1999
N/A
Appendix 185
Bridgewater Lobbying Expenses:257
2008
TOTAL: $135,000
Rich Feuer Group $135,000
2007
TOTAL: $220,000
Quinn, Gillespie & Assoc. $60,000
Rich Feuer Group $160,000
2006
TOTAL: $440,000
Quinn, Gillespie & Assoc. $340,000
Rich Feuer Group $100,000
2005
TOTAL: $60,000
Rich Feuer Group $60,000
1998-2004
N/A
Bridgewater Covered Official Lobbyists:
N/A
257 Source: Center for Responsive Politics. Lobbying amounts accessed January 2009 and may not include
4th Quarter amounts.
Appendix
186
Hedge Funds: DE Shaw Group
Decade-long campaign contribution total (1998-2008): $3,100,255
Decade-long lobbying expenditure total (1998-2008): $680,000
DE Shaw Campaign Contributions:258
2008 All Recipients
TOTAL: $841,541
1. Hillary Clinton (D) $18,650
2. Barack Obama (D) $13,320
3. Max Baucus (D) $3,250
4. Jeff Merkley (D) $2,700
5. Darcy Burner (D) $2,300
5. Kay Hagan (D) $2,300
5. Chellie Pingree (D) $2,300
5. Jerry McNerney (D) $2,300
5. Jeanne Shaheen (D) $2,300
5. Andrew Rice (D) $2,300
5. Jim Himes (D) $2,300
5. Mary Landrieu (D) $2,300
13. Bob Inglis (R) $2,000
13. Susan Collins (R) $2,000
14. Mitch McConnell (R) $2,000
15. Ron Klein (D) $1,500
16. Ron Paul (R) $1,100
17. Heather Wilson (R) $1,000
17. Steny Hoyer (D) $1,000
17. Roger Wicker (R) $1,000
17. James Risch (R) $1,000
17. Micahel Johanns (R) $1,000
258 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Campaign contribution totals accessed February
2009. Individual recipient numbers do
not include the 4th Quarter of 2008.
17. Norm Coleman (R) $1,000
2006 All Recipients
TOTAL: $485,200
1. Bob Casey (D) $4,100
2. Maria Cantwell (D) $4,000
3. Robert Menendez (D) $3,600
4. Healther Wilson (R) $3,000
5. Tim Mahoney (D) $2,100
5. Ben Nelson (D) $2,100
5. Evan Bayh (D) $2,100
8. Jo Bonner (R) $2,000
8. Chet Edwards (D) $2,000
8. Joe Lieberman (I) $2,000
8. Mike Ferguson (R) $2,000
8. Clay Shaw (R) $2,000
8. Mark Pryor (D) $2,000
8. Baron Hill (D) $2,000
8. Darcy Burner (D) $2,000
8. Patricia Madrid (D) $2,000
17. Edwin Perlmutter (D) $1,000
17. Olympia Snowe (R) $1,000
17. Max Baucus (D) $1,000
17. Nancy Johnson (R) $1,000
Appendix 187
2004 All Recipients
TOTAL: $256,250
1. John Kerry (D) $6,250
2. Blanche Lincoln (D) $4,000
2. Patty Murray (D) $4,000
4. Hillary Clinton (D) $2,000
5. Erskine Bowles (D) $1,000
5. Joseph Hoeffel (D) $1,000
5. Charles Rangel (D) $1,000
8. Joe Lieberman (D) $500
2002 All Recipients
TOTAL: $769,296
1. Erskine Bowles (D) $1,000
1. Jeanne Shaheen $1,000
2000
TOTAL: $503,968
1. Richard Gephardt (D) $1,000
2. John McCain (R) $750
1998
TOTAL: $244,000
No contributions to individual candidates
Appendix
188
DE Shaw Lobbying Expenses:259
2008
TOTAL: $20,000
Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti
Inc $20,000
2007
N/A
2006
TOTAL: $70,000
Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti
Inc $30,000
Navigant Consulting $40,000
2005
TOTAL: $110,000
Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti
Inc $30,000
Navigant Consulting $80,000
2004
TOTAL: $80,000
Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti
Inc $20,000
Navigant Consulting $60,000
2003
TOTAL: $20,000
Navigant Consulting $20,000
2002
N/A
259 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Lobbying amounts accessed February 2009.
2001
TOTAL: $20,000
Commonwealth Group $20,000
2000
TOTAL: $160,000
DE Shaw & Co $120,000
Commonwealth Group $40,000
1999
TOTAL: $80,000
DE Shaw & Co $40,000
Commonwealth Group $40,000
1998
TOTAL: $120,000
DE Shaw & Co $80,000
Commonwealth Group $40,000
Appendix 189
DE Shaw Covered Official Lobbyists:260
Firm / Name of Lobbyist Covered Position Year(s)
Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc
Kelly Bingel Chief of Staff, Sen. Blanche Lincoln 2005-2006
Elise Finley Pickering
Chief of Staff, Rep. Shaddegg; Exec Director,
RPC 2006
Dean Rosen
Health Policy Director, Senate Majority
Leader 2005-2006
David Thomas Chief of Staff, Rep. Zoe Lofgren 2006
C. Stewart Verdery Jr Asst Sec for Homeland Security 2005
Alex Vogel Chief Council, Senate Majority Leader 2005
260 Source: Senate Office of Public Records <http://soprweb.senate.gov/>. Accessed January 200a
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Hedge Funds: Farallon Capital Management
Decade-long campaign contribution total (1998-2008): $1,058,953
Decade-long lobbying expenditure total (1998-2008): $1,005,000
Farallon Campaign Contributions:261
2008 All Recipients
TOTAL: $372,863
1. Hillary Clinton (D) $94,600
2. Barack Obama (D) $15,550
3. David Obey (D) $13,800
3. Chris Dodd (D) $13,800
4. Rahm Emanuel (D) $10,200
5. John McCain (R) $8,900
6. Howard Berman (D) $8,600
7. John Thune (R) $7,100
8. Tim Johnson (D) $4,600
8. Gary Trauner (D) $4,600
9. Mark Warner (D) $3,300
10. Donna Edwards (D) $2,000
11. Charles Rangel (D) $1,000
12. Allyson Schwartz (D) $500
13. Mitt Romney (R) $250
2006 All Recipients
TOTAL: $328,890
1. Hillary Clinton (D) $33,190
2. Kent Conrad (D) $8,400
261 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Campaign contribution totals accessed February
2009. Individual recipient numbers do
not include the 4th Quarter of 2008.
3. Rahm Emanuel (D) $8,000
4. Evan Bayh (D) $6,300
5. John Thune (R) $4,400
6. Judy Aydelott (D) $4,200
6. John Hall (D) $4,200
8. Joe Sestak (D) $2,100
8. Ken Lucas (D) $2,100
8. Chris Carney (D) $2,100
8. Michael Arcuri (D) $2,100
8. Edwin Perlmutter (D) $2,100
8. Charles Brown (D) $2,100
8. Chris Murphy (D) $2,100
15. Dianne Feinstein (D) $1,000
15. Howard Berman (D) $1,000
16. Patrick Murphy (D) $500
2004 All Recipients
TOTAL: $233,950
1. John Kerry (D) $14,000
2. Tom Daschle (D) $9,250
3. Russell Feingold (D) $4,000
3. Chris John (D) $4,000
3. Tony Knowles (D) $4,000
3. Brad Carson (D) $4,000
7. Lisa Quigley (D) $2,500
8. Erskine Bowles (D) $2,000
8. Howard Dean (D) $2,000
Appendix 191
8. Ken Salazar (D) $2,000
8. Inez Tenenbaum (D) $2,000
8. Joe Lieberman (D) $2,000
8. Harold Ford, Jr (D) $2,000
8. Betty Castor (D) $2,000
15. Rob Bishop (R) $1,200
16. Robert Bennett (R) $1,000
17. Jamie Metzl (D) $500
2002 All Recipients
TOTAL: $97,250
1. John Kerry (D) $17,000
2. Tom Daschle (D) $7,500
3. John P Murtha (D) $4,000
4. Howard Berman (D) $2,500
5. Robert Bennett (R) $1,000
5. Rahm Emanuel (D) $1,000
5. Howard Berman (D) $1,000
5. John Thune (R) $1,000
9.
Steven Peter Andreasen
(D) $750
2000 All Recipients
TOTAL: $18,500
1. Norm Dicks (D) $9,000
2. Bill Bradley (D) $5,000
3. John McCain (R) $1,000
3. Ed Bernstein (D) $1,000
3. Nancy Pelosi (D) $1,000
1998 All Recipients
TOTAL: $7,500
1. John McCain (R) $1,000
1. Matt Fong (R) $1,000
3. Dick Lane (D) $750
4. Matt Fong (R) $250
Appendix
192
Farallon Lobbying Expenses:262
2004-2008
N/A
2003
TOTAL: $310,000
Timmons & Co. $310,000
2002
TOTAL: $335,000
Timmons & Co. $335,000
2001
TOTAL: $360,000
Fleischman & Walsh $40,000
Timmons & Co. $320,000
1998-2000
N/A
262 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Lobbying amounts accessed February 2009.
Appendix 193
Farallon Covered Official Lobbyists:263
Firm / Name of Lobbyist Covered Position Year(s)
Fleischman & Walsh
Louis Dupart
Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust,
Business Rights & Competition
2001,
2003-2005
Timmons & Co.
Richard Tarplin Asst Secretary for Legislation, Dept of HHS 2001-2004
263 Source: Senate Office of Public Records <http://soprweb.senate.gov/>. Accessed January 2009.
Appendix
194
Hedge Funds: Och-Ziff Capital Management
Decade-long campaign contribution total (1998-2008): $338,552
Decade-long lobbying expenditure total (1998-2008): $200,000
Och-Ziff Campaign Contributions:264
2008 All Recipients
TOTAL: $106,300
1. Mark Pryor (D) $11,500
2. Barack Obama (D) $7,900
3. Hillary Clinton (D) $6,800
4. John Thune (R) $4,600
5. Mitt Romney (R) $2,300
5. Eric Cantor (R) $2,300
7. Rahm Emanuel (D) $1,000
7. Norm Coleman (R) $1,000
7. Joe Biden (D) $1,000
2006 All Recipients
TOTAL: $82,650
1.
Sheldon Whitehouse
(D) $3,000
2. Olympia Snowe (R) $2,000
2. James Talent (R) $2,000
2. George Allen (R) $2,000
5. Mitch McConnell (R) $1,000
5. Eric Cantor (R) $1,000
5. Rahm Emanuel (D) $1,000
5. Robert Menendez (D) $1,000
264 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Campaign contribution totals accessed February
2009. Individual recipient numbers do
not include the 4th Quarter of 2008.
5. Jon Kyl (R) $1,000
5. Bill Nelson (D) $1,000
11. Chris Shays (R) $250
2004 All Recipients
TOTAL: $95,002
1. John Kerry (D) $14,802
2. Tom Daschle (D) $3,000
2. Charles Schumer (D) $3,000
4. Evan Bayh (D) $2,000
4. Steny Hoyer (D) $2,000
4. Charles Rangel (D) $2,000
4. Rahm Emanuel (D) $2,000
4. Barack Obama (D) $2,000
4. Joe Lieberman (D) $2,000
10. Patty Murray (D) $1,000
10. Barbara Boxer (D) $1,000
10. James DeMint (R) $1,000
10. John McCain (R) $1,000
10. Jamie Metzl (D) $1,000
10. Peter Deutsch (D) $1,000
10. Daniel Inouye (D) $1,000
10. Denise Majette (D) $1,000
Appendix 195
2002 All Recipients
TOTAL: $26,600
1. Charles Schumer (D) $3,000
2. Denise Majette (D) $2,000
3. Tom Harkin (D) $1,000
3. Arlen Specter (R) $1,000
2000 All Recipients
TOTAL: $26,000
1. Charles Schumer (D) $8,000
2. Hillary Clinton (D) $2,000
3. Conrad Burns (R) $1,000
1998 All Recipients
TOTAL: $2,000
1. Charles Schumer (D) $1,000
1. Russell Feingold $1,000
Appendix
196
Och-Ziff Lobbying Expenses:265
2007-2008
N/A
2006
TOTAL: $40,000
Navigant Consulting $40,000
2005
TOTAL: $80,000
Navigant Consulting $80,000
2004
TOTAL: $60,000
Navigant Consulting $60,000
2003
TOTAL: $20,000
Navigant Consulting $20,000
1998-2002
N/A
Och-Ziff Covered Official Lobbyists:
N/A
265 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Lobbying amounts accessed February 2009.
Appendix 197
Hedge Funds: Renaissance Technologies
Decade-long campaign contribution total (1998-2008): $1,560,895
Decade-long lobbying expenditure total (1998-2008): $740,000
Renaissance Campaign Contributions:266
2008 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $721,250
1. Hillary Clinton (D) $59,600
2. Barack Obama (D) $39,250
3. Chris Dodd (D) $16,450
4. Timothy Bishop (D) $12,000
5. Tom McClintock (R) $6,900
6. Jeff Merkley (D) $6,100
7. John McCain (R) $5,100
8. Rudy Giuliani (R) $4,850
9. Nancy Pelosi (D) $4,600
9. Charles Rangel (D) $4,600
9. Sean Parnell (R) $4,600
9. Steve Pearce (R) $4,600
9. Steve Israel (D) $4,600
9. Gary Ackerman (D) $4,600
15. Scott Kleeb (D) $2,300
15. Jeanne Shaheen (D) $2,300
15. Gabrielle Giffords (D) $2,300
15. Harry Mitchell (D) $2,300
15. Bob Lord (D) $2,300
15. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) $2,300
266 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Campaign contribution totals accessed February
2009. Individual recipient numbers do
not include the 4th Quarter of 2008.
15. Dina Titus (D) $2,300
15. Bart Gordon (D) $2,300
15. Dan Maffei (D) $2,300
15. Jerry McNerney (D) $2,300
15. Rahm Emanuel (D) $2,300
15. Steve Buehrer (R) $2,300
15. Andy Harris (R) $2,300
15. Paul Broun Jr (R) $2,300
15. Bob Schaffer (R) $2,300
15. Charlie Ross (R) $2,300
15. Woody Jenkins (R) $2,300
15.
Christopher L Hackett
(R) $2,300
15. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) $2,300
2006 All Recipients
TOTAL: $364,700
1. Hillary Clinton (D) $21,125
2. Timothy Bishop (D) $4,200
2. Chris Dodd (D) $4,200
2. Michael McGavick (R) $4,200
2. Ben Cardin (D) $4,200
6. Steve Israel (D) $4,100
7. John Yarmuth (D) $2,100
7. Michael Steele (R) $2,100
7. John Gard (R) $2,100
Appendix
198
7. Michael Bouchard (R) $2,100
7. Sharron Angle (R) $2,100
7. Adrian Smith (R) $2,100
7. Rick O'Donnell (R) $2,100
7. William Sali (R) $2,100
7. Chris Chocola (R) $2,100
16. John Sununu (R) $2,000
17. Francine Busby (D) $1,000
17. Claire McCaskill (D) $1,000
17. Debbie Stabenow (D) $1,000
20. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) $500
20. Scott Kleeb (D) $500
20. Tammy Duckworth (D) $500
2004 All Recipients
TOTAL: $239,950
1. John Kerry (D) $8,200
2. Timothy Bishop (D) $7,500
2. Hillary Clinton (D) $7,500
4. George Bush (R) $4,000
5. Betty Castor (D) $2,000
5. Joe Lieberman (D) $2,000
5. Michael Oxley (R) $2,000
5. Steve Israel (D) $2,000
9. Stephanie Herseth (D) $1,000
9. Patricia Lamarch (3) $1,000
11. Howard Dean (D) $550
12. Inez Tenenbaum (D) $500
12. Daniel Montiardo (D) $500
12. Allyson Schwartz (D) $500
12. Tom Daschle (D) $500
2002 All Recipients
TOTAL: $92,445
1. Charles Schumer (D) $15,000
2.
Vivian Viloria-Fisher
(D) $4,000
3. Steve Israel (D) $2,000
3. Denise Majette (D) $2,000
5. Hillary Clinton (D) $1,000
5. Frank Lautenberg (D) $1,000
7.
Jill Long Thompson
(D) $300
8.
Martha Fuller Clark
(D) $250
8. Carol Roberts (D) $250
8. Stephanie Herseth (D) $250
8. Jim Maloney (D) $250
8. Rick Larsen (D) $250
8. Rush Holt (D) $250
8. Jay Inslee (D) $250
2000 All Recipients
TOTAL: $49,550
1. Hillary Clinton (D) $14,700
2. John McCain (R) $1,000
2. Bill Bradley (D) $1,000
1998 All Recipients
TOTAL: $93,000
1. Charles Schumer (D) $4,000
Appendix 199
Renaissance Lobbying Expenditures:267
2008
TOTAL: >$10,000*
E-Copernicus > $10,000*
2005-2006
N/A
2004
TOTAL: $200,000
Liz Robbins Assoc. $200,000
2003
TOTAL: $220,000
Liz Robbins Assoc. $220,000
2002
TOTAL: $220,000
Liz Robbins Assoc. $220,000
2001
TOTAL: $100,000
Liz Robbins Assoc. $100,000
1998-2000
N/A
Renaissance Official Covered Lobbyists:
N/A
267 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Lobbying amounts accessed February 2009.
* Not included in totals
Appendix
200
Accounting Firms: Arthur Andersen
Decade-long campaign contribution total (1998-2008): $3,324,175
Decade-long lobbying expenditure total (1998-2008): $1,900,000
Arthur Andersen
Campaign Contributions:268
2006-2008
N/A
2004 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $86,586
1. George W Bush (R) $12,950
2. John Edwards (D) $7,000
3. John Kerry (D) $6,750
4. George Allen (R) $1,000
4. Orrin G Hatch (R) $1,000
4. Paul Kanjorski (D) $1,000
4. Jim Moran (D) $1,000
4. David Vitter (R) $1,000
9. Bob Graham (D) $500
9. Nancy Johnson (R) $500
9. Pete Sessions (R) $500
12. Barack Obama (D) $300
13. Mike Ferguson (R) $250
13. Barbara Mikulski (D) $250
13.
George Nethercutt Jr
(R) $250
13. Earl Pomeroy (D) $250
13. David Scott (D) $250
268 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Campaign contribution totals accessed February
2009.
2002 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $705,263
1. Rahm Emanuel (D) $11,250
2. Billy Tauzin (R) $10,000
3. Tom Harkin (D) $9,000
4. Wayne Allard (R) $7,500
5. Ron Wyden (D) $7,050
6. Mike Ferguson (R) $6,950
7. Max Baucus (D) $6,500
7. Walter B Jones Jr (R) $6,500
9. Ken Bentsen (D) $6,250
10. Jim McCrery (R) $6,000
10.
Charles "Chip"
Pickering Jr (R) $6,000
12. Christopher Cox (R) $5,500
13. Dick Armey (R) $5,335
14. John Shadegg (R) $5,250
15. Martin Frost (D) $5,000
15. Dennis Hastert (R) $5,000
15. Jim Moran (D) $5,000
15. Harry Reid (D) $5,000
19. Dennis Moore (D) $4,750
20. Vito Fosella (R) $4,500
Appendix 201
2000 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,564,270
1. George W Bush (R) $150,900
2. Rick A Lazio (R) $44,550
3. Charles Schumer (D) $34,334
4. Bill Bradley (D) $30,600
5. Jon Kyl (R) $20,101
6. Al Gore (D) $19,350
7. Spencer Abraham (R) $17,650
8. John Ensign (R) $17,000
9. John McCain (R) $14,750
10. John Ashcroft (R) $11,500
11. Chris Dodd (D) $10,500
12. Mel Carnahan (D) $9,000
12. Billy Tauzin (R) $9,000
14. E Clay Shaw Jr (R) $8,500
15. Rudy Giuliani (R) $8,250
16. Rod Grams (R) $8,199
17. Lamar Alexander (R) $8,000
17. Cal Dooley (D) $8,000
19. Peter Fitzgerald (R) $7,565
20. George Allen (R) $7,500
1998 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $968,056
1. Alfonse D'Amato (R) $27,000
2. Evan Bayh (D) $13,750
3. Matt Fong (R) $13,536
4. Paul Coverdell (R) $10,700
5. Ron Wyden (D) $10,650
6.
Carol Moseley Braun
(D) $9,750
7. Peter Fitzgerald (R) $9,350
8. John Ensign (R) $8,350
9.
George Voinovich
(R) $8,250
10. Sherrod Brown (D) $8,187
11. Lauch Faircloth (R) $8,000
11. Billy Tauzin (R) $8,000
13. Robert F Bennett (R) $7,805
14. Joe Barton (R) $7,500
15. Fritz Holings (D) $7,460
16.
Leslie Ann Touma
(R) $7,250
17. Rick White (R) $7,200
18. Barbara Mikulski (D) $7,000
19. Jim Bunning (R) $6,874
20.
Christopher S 'Kit'
Bond (R) $6,250
Appendix
202
Arthur Andersen Lobbying
Expenditures:269
1999-2008
N/A
1998
TOTAL: $1,900,000
Arthur Andersen & Co $1,600,000
Johnson, Madigan et al $120,000
Mayer, Brown et al $40,000
OB-C Group $140,000
269 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Lobbying amounts accessed February 2009.
Appendix 203
Arthur Andersen Covered Official Lobbyists:270
Firm / Name of Lobbyist Covered Official Position Year (s)
Mayer, Brown et al
Rothfeld, Charles A
House Sub Comm on Select US Role/Iranian
Arms Transfers to Croatia & Bosnia 1998
OB-C Group
Mellody, Charles J Aide, House Ways & Means Comm. 1998
270 Source: Senate Office of Public Records <http://soprweb.senate.gov/>. Accessed January 2009.
Appendix
204
Accounting Firms: Deloitte & Touche
Decade-long campaign contribution total (1998-2008): $12,120,340
Decade-long lobbying expenditure total (1998-2008): $19,606,455
Deloitte Campaign Contributions:271
2008 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $2,420,112
1. Barack Obama (D) $177,598
2. John McCain (R) $90,850
3. Hillary Clinton (D) $68,300
4. Mitt Romney (R) $58,550
5. Chris Dodd (D) $51,250
6. Norm Coleman (R) $26,750
7. Rudy Giuliani (R) $24,800
8. Christopher Shays (R) $21,800
9. Saxby Chambliss (R) $12,300
10. Max Baucus (D) $11,000
10. Barney Frank (D) $11,000
10. Michael McCaul (R) $11,000
13. Mike Conaway (R) $10,500
13. Vito Fossella (R) $10,500
15. Spencer Bachus (R) $10,000
15. Roy Blunt (R) $10,000
15. John Boehner (R) $10,000
15. Allen Boyd (D) $10,000
15. John Campbell (R) $10,000
15. Chris Cannon (R) $10,000
271 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Campaign contribution totals accessed February
2009. Individual recipient numbers do
not include the 4th Quarter of 2008.
2006 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $2,180,294
1. Mark Kennedy (R) $42,100
2. Spencer Bachus (R) $32,500
3. Chris Dodd (D) $29,000
4.
Christopher Shays
(R) $22,900
5. Richard Baker (R) $20,921
6. Tom Price (R) $20,000
7. Sherrod Brown (D) $19,160
8. Vito Fossella (R) $18,400
9. Henry Bonilla (R) $18,000
10. Hillary Clinton (D) $17,970
11. Rick Santorum (R) $16,950
12. John Campbell (R) $16,500
13. Jon Kyl (R) $14,600
14. George Allen (R) $14,000
15. Joe Lieberman ( I) $13,500
16. Daniel K Akaka (D) $13,000
17. Deborah Pryce (R) $12,498
18. Eric Cantor (R) $12,000
18. David Dreier (R) $12,000
18. Ben Nelson (D) $12,000
Appendix 205
2004 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $2,233,483
1. George W Bush (R) $290,450
2. John Kerry (D) $73,152
3. Charles Schumer (D) $39,999
4. Richard C Shelby (R) $28,500
5. Chris Dodd (D) $27,750
6. Vito Fossella (R) $23,300
7. Mark Kennedy (R) $19,700
8. John Thune (R) $15,450
9.
Robert "Bob"
Conaway (D) $15,000
10. James W DeMint (R) $13,850
11. Daniel K Inouye (D) $13,500
12. Eric Cantor (R) $13,000
13. Patty Murray (D) $12,050
14. Tom Latham (R) $12,000
15. Joseph Crowley (D) $11,000
15. David Vitter (R) $11,000
17. Richard Burr (R) $10,798
18. Tom Davis (R) $10,500
19. Erskine Bowles (D) $10,250
20. Spencer Bachus (R) $10,000
2002 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,873,011
1. Mike Enzi (R) $44,249
2. Vito Fossella (R) $16,500
3. Connie Morella (R) $15,172
4. Mark Kennedy (R) $14,000
5. Eric Cantor (R) $12,999
6. Norm Coleman (R) $12,884
7. Elizabeth Dole (R) $12,750
8. Billy Tauzin (R) $12,000
9. John Thune (R) $11,800
10. Felix Grucci Jr (R) $11,200
11. James Talent (R) $11,000
12. Anne Northup (R) $10,500
13. Max Baucus (D) $10,000
13. Thad Cochran (R) $10,000
13. Susan Collins (R) $10,000
13. J D Hayworth (R) $10,000
13. Tim Hutchinson (R) $10,000
13. Dennis Moore (D) $10,000
13.
Charles “Chip”
Pickering Jr (R) $10,000
20. Sue Kelly (R) $9,999
2000 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,982,826
1. George W Bush (R) $83,850
2. Charles Schumer (D) $48,500
3. Rick A Lazio (R) $48,250
4. Hillary Clinton (D) $40,750
5. Rudy Giuliani (R) $38,700
6. Spencer Abraham (R) $30,000
7. Bill Bradley (D) $25,000
8. John McCain (R) $18,200
9. Charles Rangel (D) $14,750
10. Chris Dodd (D) $14,500
11. Mike DeWine (R) $13,650
12. Vito Fossella (R) $12,750
13. Edolphus Towns (D) $11,000
14. E Clay Shaw, Jr (R) $10,800
15. James E Rogan (R) $10,724
16. Jim Maloney (D) $10,500
16. Brad Sherman (D) $10,500
18. John Ashcroft (R) $10,450
19. James M Jeffords (R) $10,000
19. Steven Kuykendall (R) $10,000
Appendix
206
1998 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,430,614
1. Chris Dodd (D) $66,145
2. Alfonse D'Amato (R) $45,000
3. Charles Schumer (D) $28,450
4. Ron Wyden (D) $22,850
5. Vito Fossella (R) $20,050
6. Matt Fong (R) $13,050
7. Lauch Faircloth (R) $12,875
8.
George Voinovich
(R) $12,000
9. Chuck Grassley (R) $11,500
10. Anna Eshoo (D) $10,000
10. Rick White (R) $10,000
12. Don Nickles (R) $9,500
13.
Christopher S 'Kit'
Bond (R) $9,000
13. Collin C Peterson (D) $9,000
13. Heather Wilson (R) $9,000
16.
Carol Moseley Braun
(D) $8,800
17. Robert F Bennett (R) $8,000
17.
Ben Nighthorse
Campbell (R) $8,000
17. Trent Lott (R) $8,000
20. Paul Coverdell (R) $7,500
Appendix 207
Deloitte Lobbing Expenditures:272
2008
TOTAL: $1,140,000
Deloitte & Touche $650,000
Clark & Assoc $50,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Johnson, Madigan et al $240,000
Mayer, Brown et al > $10,000*
BGR Holding $120,000
2007
TOTAL: $2,220,000
Deloitte & Touche $440,000
Clark & Assoc $40,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Deloitte LLP $1,060,000
Johnson, Madigan et al $240,000
Mayer, Brown et al $40,000
BGR Holding $120,000
Tew Cardenas $200,000
2006
TOTAL: $1,960,000
Deloitte & Touche $360,000
Clark & Assoc $40,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Deloitte LLP $840,000
Johnson, Madigan et al $240,000
Mayer, Brown et al $80,000
MWW Group > $10,000*
Barbour, Griffith & Rogers $120,000
272 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Lobbying amounts accessed February 2009.
* Not included in totals
Tew Cardenas LLP $200,000
2005
TOTAL: $1,440,000
Clark & Assoc $20,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Deloitte Tax $860,000
Johnson, Madigan et al $240,000
Barbour, Griffith & Rogers $120,000
Tew Cardenas LLP $120,000
2004
TOTAL: $1,520,000
Deloitte Tax $20,000
Barbour, Griffith & Rogers $120,000
Holland & Knight $100,000
Tew Cardenas LLP $60,000
Clark & Assoc $20,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Deloitte Tax $840,000
Johnson, Madigan et al $240,000
Public Strategies $40,000
2003
TOTAL: $1,125,000
Deloitte Tax $660,000
Holland & Knight $145,000
Clark & Assoc $20,000
Clark & Weinstock $60,000
Johnson, Madigan et al $240,000
Appendix
208
2002
TOTAL: $1,677,455
Deloitte & Touche $1,107,455
Clark & Assoc $60,000
Clark & Weinstock $100,000
Thelen, Reid et al $10,000
Velasquez Group $240,000
Johnson, Madigan et al $160,000
2001
TOTAL: $2,625,000
Deloitte & Touche $300,000
Deloitte & Touche $160,000
Dewey Ballantine LLP $1,600,000
Ickes & Enright Group $25,000
Johnson, Madigan et al $320,000
Velasquez Group $220,000
2000
TOTAL: $4,609,000
Deloitte & Touche $2,524,000
Deloitte & Touche $240,000
Dewey Ballantne LLP $1,180,000
Greenberg Traurig LLP $60,000
Ickes & Enright Group $65,000
Johnson, Madigan et al $280,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Mayer, Brown et al $60,000
Velasquez Group $120,000
1999
TOTAL: $870,000
Deloitte & Touche $440,000
Greenberg Traurig LLP $130,000
Ickes & Enright Group $20,000
Deloitte LLP $240,000
Mayer, Brown et al $40,000
1998
TOTAL: $420,000
Deloitte & Touche $360,000
Deloitte & Touche > $10,000*
Latham & Watkins $20,000
Mayer, Brown et al $40,000
* Not included in totals
Appendix 209
Deloitte Covered Official Lobbyists:273
Firm / Name of Lobbyist Covered Official Position Year(s)
Clark & Assoc.
Sam Geduldig Dir of Coalitions, House Fin. Serv. Comm 2008
Sr. Advisor, Majority Whip Roy Blunt
Clark & Weinstock
Ed Kutler Asst, Office of the Speaker, House of Reps 2006-2008
Asst, House Republic Whip
Vin Weber Member of Congress (MN) 2006-2008
Jon Schwantes Gen. Counsel, Sen. Judiciary Comm. 2007-2008
Margaret McGlinch Chief of Staff, Rep. Tim Walz 2007-2008
Leg. Director, Rep. Richard Neal
Leg. Counsel, Sen. Harry Reid
Leg. Aide, Sen. Daniel Moynihan
Sandra Stuart Asst Sec for Leg Affairs, Dept. of Defense 2006-2008
Chief of Staff, Rep. Vic Fazio
Brian Bieron Policy Director, House Rules Comm. 2002
Kent Bonham Policy Director, Sen. Chuck Hagel 2002
Juleanna Glover Weiss Press Secretary to the Vice President 2003
Timothy Morrison Assoc. Dir, Presidential Personnel 2003
Clark Lytle & Geduldig
Sam Geduldig Dir. Of Coalitions, House Fin. Serv Comm 2007
Sr Advisor, Majority Whip Roy Blunt
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Janet Hale Undersecretary for Mgt, DHS 2007
William Ezzell Partner 2007
Cindy Stevens Director 2007
Charles Heeter Principal 2007
273 Source: Senate Office of Public Records <http://soprweb.senate.gov/>. Accessed January 2009.
Appendix
210
Holland & Knight
Leigh A. Bradley Gen Counsel, Dept of Veterans Affairs 2003
Tillie Fowler Former U.S. Representative 2003
Chris DeLacy Leg. Aide, Sen. John Warner 2003
David Gilliland Chief of Staff, Rep. Tillie Fowelr 2003
Mayer, Brown et al
Jeffrey Lewis Legislative Asst, Sen Breaux 2001-2000
Appendix 211
Accounting Firms: Ernst & Young
Decade-long campaign contribution total (1998-2008): $12,482,407
Decade-long lobbying expenditure total (1998-2008): $25,108,536
Ernst & Young
Campaign Contributions:274
2008 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $2,170,392
1. Rudy Giuliani (R) $292,350
2. Hillary Clinton (D) $165,692
3. Barack Obama (D) $150,207
4. John McCain (R) $105,606
5. Chris Dodd (D) $70,750
6. Mitt Romney (R) $37,800
7. John Cornyn (R) $19,550
8. Max Baucus (D) $18,850
9. John Boehner (R) $13,500
9. Norm Coleman (R) $13,500
11. Susan M Collins (R) $13,300
12. Charles B Rangel (D) $13,287
13. Eric Cantor (R) $12,100
14. Chris Van Hollen (D) $11,000
15. Barney Frank (D) $10,900
16. Spencer Bachus (R) $10,000
16. Elizabeth Dole (R) $10,000
16. Steny H Hoyer (D) $10,000
16. Jay Rockefeller (D) $10,000
274 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Campaign contribution totals accessed February
2009. Individual recipient numbers do
not include the 4th Quarter of 2008.
16. David Scott (D) $10,000
2006 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,592,550
1. Hillary Clinton (D) $81,500
2. Rudy Giuliani (R) $46,200
3. Ben Cardin (D) $23,003
4. Richard Baker (R) $20,250
5. Mike DeWine (R) $20,100
6. John Boehner (R) $19,300
7. Rick Santorum (R) $16,700
8. George Allen (R) $15,650
9. Mark Kennedy (R) $15,250
10. Deborah Pryce (R) $14,650
11. Joe Lieberman (I) $14,200
12. Jon Kyl (R) $13,500
13. Tom DeLay (R) $12,100
14. James M Talent (R) $11,999
15. Barney Frank (D) $11,750
16. Jim McCrery (R) $11,500
17. Eric Cantor (R) $11,200
18. John Campbell (R) $11,000
18. Anne Northrup (R) $11,000
20.
Michael Fitzpatrick
(R) $10,500
Appendix
212
2004 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $2,140,864
1. George W. Bush (R) $305,140
2. John Kerry (D) $101,425
3.
George Voinovich
(R) $43,600
4. Charles Schumer (D) $38,250
5. Richard C Shelby (R) $33,700
6. Richard Burr (R) $24,061
7. Pete Sessions (R) $20,097
8. Michael G. Oxley (R) $19,800
9. Chris John (D) $17,978
10. Hillary Clinton (D) $16,500
11. Mel Martinez (R) $16,261
12. John Thune (R) $15,000
13. Tom Daschle (D) $14,000
14. Arlen Specter (R) $13,750
15.
Christopher S 'Kit'
Bond (R) $13,000
15. Lisa Murkowski (R) $13,000
17. Steny H Hoyer (D) $11,000
18. Evan Bayh (D) $10,500
18. James DeMint (R) $10,500
18. John Tanner (D) $10,500
2002 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $2,012,978
1. Charles Schumer (D) $63,550
2. John Cornyn (R) $16,700
3. Max Baucus (D) $16,261
4. Jay Rockefeller (D) $12,550
5. Saxby Chambliss (R) $12,500
5. Norm Coleman (R) $12,500
7. Mary L Landrieu (D) $12,250
8. James M Talent (R) $12,000
9. John Thune (R) $11,300
10. Connie Morella (R) $10,999
11. Anna Eshoo (D) $10,500
11. Rob Portman (R) $10,500
13. Dennis Moore (D) $10,200
14. Susan M Collins (R) $10,169
15. Roy Blunt (R) $10,000
15. Mark Kennedy (R) $10,000
15. Michael G Oxley (R) $10,000
18. Jennifer Dunn (R) $9,916
19. E Clay Shaw, Jr (R) $9,750
20. Robert Torricelli (D) $9,250
2000 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $2,845,336
1. George W. Bush (R) $181,949
2. Al Gore (D) $136,675
3. Bill Bradley (D) $67,750
4. Rick A Lazio (R) $30,850
5. Hillary Clinton (D) $30,450
6. Dianne Feinstein (D) $17,150
7. Mike DeWine (R) $15,750
8. John McCain (R) $14,525
9. George Allen (R) $14,450
10. Sherrod Brown (D) $14,000
10. Robert Torricelli (D) $14,000
12. John Ashcroft (R) $13,999
13. Spencer Abraham (R) $13,000
14. Bill Frist (R) $12,500
15. Charles S. Robb (D) $12,450
16. Chris Dodd (D) $12,250
17. Richard Gephardt (D) $12,000
17. Orrin G Hatch (R) $12,000
19. John R Kasich (R) $11,500
Appendix 213
20. E Clay Shaw, Jr. (R) $11,250
1998 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,720,281
1. Charles Schumer (D) $26,700
2. Alfonse D'Amato (R) $13,750
3. Newt Gingrich (R) $12,000
4.
Christopher S 'Kit'
Bond (R) $11,750
4. John Linder (R) $11,750
6.
George Voinovich
(R) $11,450
6. Rick White (R) $11,450
8. Barbara Boxer (D) $11,000
9. Peter Fitzgerald (R) $10,500
10. John Breaux (D) $10,249
11. Evan Bayh (D) $10,000
11. Thomas Bliley Jr (R) $10,000
11. Paul Coverdell (R) $10,000
11. Tom DeLay (R) $10,000
11. Jennifer Dunn (R) $10,000
11. John Ensign (R) $10,000
11. Martin Frost (D) $10,000
11. Chuck Grassley (R) $10,000
11. Fritz Hollings (D) $10,000
20. Anna Eshoo (D) $9,999
Appendix
214
Ernst & Young
Lobbying Expenditures:275
2008
TOTAL: $3,173,056
Ernst & Young $2,103,056
RR&G $240,000
Elmendrof Strategies $200,000
Glover Park Group $160,000
American Continental
Group $120,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Clark & Assoc $60,000
Mayer, Brown et al >$10,000*
Jolly/Rissler $210,000
2007
TOTAL: $3,560,480
Ernst & Young $2,440,480
RR&G $240,000
Glover Park Group $200,000
Elmendorf Strategies $200,000
American Continental
Group $120,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Clark & Assoc $40,000
Mayer, Brown et al $40,000
Jolly/Rissler Inc $200,000
2006
TOTAL: $1,741,500
Ernst & Young $861,500
RR&G $160,000
275 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Lobbying amounts accessed February 2009.
* Not included in totals
Glover Park Group $140,000
Alpine Group $140,000
American Continental
Group $120,000
Mayer, Brown et al $80,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Clark & Assoc $40,000
Jolly/Rissler Inc $120,000
2005
TOTAL: $2,549,640
Ernst & Young $1,749,640
Alpine Group $200,000
Glover Park Group $160,000
American Continental
Group $120,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Bryan Cave Strategies $40,000
Clark & Assoc $40,000
Thelen, Reid & Priest $20,000
Jolly/Rissler Inc $140,000
2004
TOTAL: $2,650,000
Ernst & Young $1,790,000
Alpine Group $220,000
Harbour Group $140,000
Clark & Weinstock $140,000
American Continental
Group $120,000
Clark & Assoc $60,000
Public Strategies $40,000
Jolly/Rissler Inc $140,000
Appendix 215
2003
TOTAL: $2,880,000
Ernst & Young $1,980,000
Public Strategies $180,000
Clark & Weinstock $180,000
Alpine Group $160,000
American Continental
Group $120,000
Clark & Assoc $80,000
Jolly/Rissler Inc $80,000
Harbour Group $60,000
Barrett, Michael F. Jr $40,000
2002
TOTAL: $2,573,860
Ernst & Young $2,343,860
American Continental
Group $120,000
Clark & Weinstock $100,000
Thelen, Reid et al $10,000
Clark & Assoc > $10,000*
2001
TOTAL: $1,600,000
Ernst & Young $1,320,000
American Continental
Group $80,000
Mayer, Brown et al $60,000
2000
TOTAL: $1,340,000
Ernst & Young $1,200,000
American Continental
Group $80,000
Mayer, Brown et al $60,000
* Not included in totals
1999
TOTAL: $1,400,000
Ernst & Young $1,200,000
Fleishman-Hillard $100,000
Mayer, Brown et al $100,000
1998
TOTAL: $1,640,000
Ernst & Young $1,420,000
Fleishman-Hillard $180,000
Mayer, Brown et al $40,000
Appendix
216
Ernst & Young Covered Official Lobbyists:276
Firm / Name of Lobbyist Covered Official Position Year(s)
Mayer, Brown, & Platt
Jeffery Lewis Legislative Assitant to Senator Breaux 1999-2001
Clark and Weinstock
Brian Bieron Policy Director, House Rules Committee 2002
Kent Bonham Policy Director for Sen. Chuck Hagel 2002-2003
Juleanna Glover Weiss Press Secretary to the Vice President 2002-2003
Jonathan Schwantes
General Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee
2007
Ed Kutler
Assistant Office of the Speaker House of
Reps 2008
Assistant, House Republic Whip
Sandra Stuart Asst. Sec. for Leg Affairs, DoD 2008
Chief of Staff, Rep. Vic Fazio
Vin Weber Member of Congress (MN) 2008
Margaret McGlinch Chief of Staff, Rep. Tim Walz, 2008
Leg. Director, Rep. Richard Neal
Legislative Aide, Sen Daniel Moynihan
Leg. Counsel, Sen Harry Reid
Jolly/Rissler Inc.
Thomas R. Jolly Chairman 2003-2004
Glover Park Group
Joyce Brayboy Chief of Staff, Rep. Mel Watt 2007
Joel Johnson Chief of Staff, Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, 2008
Exec. Director, House Democratic Study
Group
Assistant Secretary of the Minority US
Senate
Staff Director, Democratic Leadership
Committee, Special Assistant to the Presi-
276 Source: Senate Office of Public Records <http://soprweb.senate.gov/>. Accessed January 2009.
Appendix 217
dent for Policy, Communications
Susan Brophy Chief of Staff, Rep. Byron Dorgan 2008
Chief of Staff Senator Tim Wirth
Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative
Affairs
Clark, Lytle, & Geduldig
Sam Geduldig
Dir of Coalitions, House Fin Serv Com, Sr
Advisor, Majority Whip Roy Blunt
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Appendix
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Accounting Firms: KPMG LLP
Decade-long campaign contribution total (1998-2008): $8,486,392
Decade-long lobbying expenditure total (1998-2008): $19,103,000
KPMG Campaign Contributions:277
2008 Top Recipients278
TOTAL: $1,746,293
1. Barack Obama (D) $67,500
2. Hillary Clinton (D) $40,900
3. John McCain (R) $22,490
4. Chris Dodd (D) $21,000
5. Elizabeth Dole (R) $12,300
6. Steve Chabot (R) $10,300
7. Jim Ryun (R) $10,300
8.
Michele Marie
Bachmann (R) $10,000
9. Melissa Bean (D) $10,000
9. Allen Boyd (D) $10,000
9. John Campbell (R) $10,000
9. Michael Castle (R) $10,000
9. James Clyburn (D) $10,000
9. Norm Coleman (R) $10,000
9. Susan Collins (R) $10,000
9. Mike Conaway (R) $10,000
9. John Cornyn (R) $10,000
9. Joseph Crowley (D) $10,000
9. Artur Davis (D) $10,000
277 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Campaign contribution totals accessed February
2009. Individual recipient numbers do
not include the 4th Quarter of 2008.
278 Based on highest 1,000 contributions and
PAC money.
9. Lincoln Davis (D) $10,000
9. Barney Frank (D) $10,000
9. Jim Gerlach (R) $10,000
9. Jeb Hensarling (R) $10,000
9. Michael Johanns (R) $10,000
9. Paul Kanjorski (D) $10,000
9. Ron Kind (D) $10,000
9. Ron Klein (D) $10,000
9. Tim Mahoney (D) $10,000
9. Carolyn Maloney (D) $10,000
9. Jim Marshall (D) $10,000
9. Jim Matheson (D) $10,000
9. Dennis Moore (D) $10,000
9. Chris Murphy (D) $10,000
9. Steve Pearce (R) $10,000
9. Edwin Perlmutter (D) $10,000
9. Charles Rangel (D) $10,000
9. Harry Reid (D) $10,000
9. Peter Roskam (R) $10,000
9. Ed Royce (R) $10,000
9. Paul Ryan (R) $10,000
9. David Scott (D) $10,000
9.
Christopher Shays
(R) $10,000
9. Lamar Smith (R) $10,000
9. John Tanner (D) $10,000
9. Mike Thompson (D) $10,000
Appendix 219
9. Melvin Watt (D) $10,000
2006 Top Recipients279
TOTAL: $1,320,683
1. Heather Wilson (R) $15,000
2. Max Baucus (D) $13,233
3. Chris Dodd (D) $13,000
3. James Talent (R) $13,000
5. Rick Santorum (R) $11,200
6. Patrick McHenry (R) $10,704
7. Spencer Bachus (R) $10,000
7. Roy Blunt (R) $10,000
7. Conrad Burns (R) $10,000
7. Eric Cantor (R) $10,000
7. Hillary Clinton (D) $10,000
7. Bob Corker (R) $10,000
7.
Michael Fitzpatrick
(R) $10,000
7. Barney Frank (D) $10,000
7. Jeb Hensarling (R) $10,000
7. Jon Kyl (R) $10,000
7. Jim Matheson (D) $10,000
7. Raymond Meier (R) $10,000
7. Dennis Moore (D) $10,000
7.
Marilyn Musgrave
(R) $10,000
7. Rick O'Donnell (R) $10,000
7. Rick Renzi (R) $10,000
7. Tom Reynolds (R) $10,000
7. David Scott (D) $10,000
7. E Clay Shaw Jr (R) $10,000
7. Gordon Smith (R) $10,000
7. Patrick Tiberi (R) $10,000
279 Based on highest 1,000 contributions and
PAC money.
2004 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,459,303
1. Charles Schumer (D) $32,000
2. Richard Shelby (R) $25,000
3. John Kerry (D) $22,750
4. Chris Dodd (D) $19,000
5. Peter Coors (R) $18,000
6. Mike Conaway (R) $16,000
7. James DeMint (R) $15,201
8. Richard Baker (R) $15,000
8. Jeb Hensarling (R) $15,000
10.
Christopher S 'Kit'
Bond (R) $12,000
10. George W Bush (R) $12,000
12. Gresham Barrett (R) $11,500
13. Mel Martinez (R) $11,000
14. Spencer Bachus (R) $10,000
14. Bob Beauprez (R) $10,000
14. Roy Blunt (R) $10,000
14. Eric Cantor (R) $10,000
14.
Shelley Moore Capito
(R) $10,000
14. Vito Fossella (R) $10,000
14. Katherine Harris (R) $10,000
14. Bill Jones (R) $10,000
14. Sue Kelly (R) $10,000
14. Michael Oxley (R) $10,000
14. Jim Ryun (R) $10,000
2002 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,740,139
1. Saxby Chambliss (R) $16,050
2. Mike Ferguson (R) $14,500
3. Norm Coleman (R) $12,500
3. Felix J Grucci Jr (R) $12,500
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220
5. Jim McCrery (R) $11,750
6. Phil Gramm (R) $11,000
7. Connie Morella (R) $10,450
8. Lamar Alexander (R) $10,250
8.
Charles "Chip"
Pickering Jr (R) $10,250
10. Roy Blunt (R) $10,000
10.
Shelley Moore Capito
(R) $10,000
10. Vito Fossella (R) $10,000
10. Robin Hayes (R) $10,000
10. Tim Hutchinson (R) $10,000
10. Chris John (D) $10,000
10. Sue Kelly (R) $10,000
10. Mark Kennedy (R) $10,000
10. Candice Miller (R) $10,000
10. Dennis Moore (D) $10,000
10. Michael Oxley (R) $10,000
10. Mike Rogers (R) $10,000
10. John Shadegg (R) $10,000
10. Rob Simmons (R) $10,000
10. John Sununu (R) $10,000
10. John Thune (R) $10,000
2000 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,371,159
1. George W Bush (R) $89,567
2. Charles Schumer (D) $42,948
3. Spencer Abraham (R) $14,999
4. Rick Lazio (R) $14,550
5. Chris Dodd (D) $14,000
6. George Allen (R) $10,943
7. William Roth Jr (R) $10,500
8. John Ashcroft (R) $10,000
8. Slade Gorton (R) $10,000
8. Rod Grams (R) $10,000
11. Rick Santorum (R) $9,000
12. Rudy Giuliani (R) $8,999
13. Conrad Burns (R) $8,500
14. David Phelps (D) $8,000
15. John Ensign (R) $7,775
16. James Rogan (R) $7,725
17. Dick Armey (R) $7,500
18. Jane Harman (D) $7,400
19. Al Gore (D) $7,300
20. Heather Wilson (R) $7,225
1998 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $848,815
1. Thomas Bliley Jr (R) $10,000
1. Billy Tauzin (R) $10,000
3. Barbara Mikulski (D) $8,219
4. Lauch Faircloth (R) $8,000
5. Ron Wyden (D) $7,795
6. Paul Coverdell (R) $7,500
7. Rick White (R) $6,225
8. Robert Bennett (R) $6,000
8. John Boehner (R) $6,000
8. Molly Bordonaro (R) $6,000
8. Heather Wilson (R) $6,000
12. Matt Fong (R) $5,750
13. Don Nickles (R) $5,500
14. Alfonse D'Amato (R) $5,300
15. Dick Armey (R) $5,000
15. Brian Bilbray (R) $5,000
15. Jim Bunning (R) $5,000
15. Christopher Cox (R) $5,000
15. Tom DeLay (R) $5,000
15. Peter Fitzgerald (R) $5,000
Appendix 221
15. Newt Gingrich (R) $5,000
15. Trent Lott (R) $5,000
15. Bill Redmond (R) $5,000
Appendix
222
KPMG Lobbying Expenses:280
2008
TOTAL: $2,985,000
KPMG LLP $2,525,000
KPMG LLP > $10,000*
Velasquez Group $200,000
Public Strategies $130,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Clark & Assoc $50,000
Mayer, Brown et al > $10,000*
2007
TOTAL: $2,590,000
KPMG LLP $2,130,000
KPMG LLP > $10,000*
Velasquez Group $180,000
Public Strategies $120,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Clark & Assoc $40,000
Mayer, Brown et al $40,000
2006
TOTAL: $2,190,000
KPMG LLP $1,650,000
KPMG LLP $40,000
Velasquez Group $180,000
Public Strategies $120,000
Mayer, Brown et al $80,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Clark & Assoc $40,000
280 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Lobbying amounts accessed February 2009.
* Not included in totals
2005
TOTAL: $1,210,000
KPMG LLP $890,000
KPMG LLP $40,000
Public Strategies $120,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Clark & Assoc $40,000
Velasquez Group $40,000
2004
TOTAL: $1,838,000
KPMG LPP $1,368,000
KPMG LPP $60,000
KPMG LPP > $10,000*
Clark & Weinstock $200,000
Velasquez Group $140,000
Public Strategies $50,000
Clark & Assoc $20,000
2003
TOTAL: $1,575,000
KPMG LLP $925,000
KPMG LLP > $10,000*
KPMG LLP $180,000
Clark & Weinstock $180,000
Velasquez Group $160,000
Public Strategies $90,000
McGovern & Smith $40,000
Clark & Assoc > $10,000*
* Not included in totals
Appendix 223
2002
TOTAL: $1,850,000
KPMG LLP $1,430,000
KPMG LLP $40,000
KPMG LLP $60,000
KPMG LLP $10,000
Public Strategies $160,000
Clark & Weinstock $100,000
McGovern & Smith $20,000
Capitol Tax Partners $20,000
Thelen, Reid et al $10,000
Clark & Assoc > $10,000*
2001
TOTAL: $1,455,000
KPMG LLP $1,175,000
KPMG LLP > $10,000*
KPMG LLP $80,000
Public Strategies $120,000
Palmetto Group $80,000
2000
TOTAL: $1,580,000
KPMG LLP $1,340,000
KPMG LLP $80,000
Palmetto Group $100,000
Mayer, Brown et al $60,000
1999
TOTAL: $1,190,000
KPMG LLP $850,000
Palmetto Group $280,000
Mayer, Brown et al $40,000
* Not included in totals
Spectrum Group $20,000
1998
TOTAL: $640,000
KPMG LLP $600,000
Mayer, Brown et al $40,000
Spectrum Group > $10,000*
* Not included in totals
Appendix
224
KPMG Covered Official Lobbyists:281
Firm / Name of Lobbyist Covered Official Position Year(s)
Clark & Assoc.
Sam Geduldig Dir of Coalitions, House Fin. Serv Comm. 2007-2008
Sr Advisor, Majority Whip Roy Blunt
Clark & Weinstock
Ed Kutler Asst, Office of Speaker, House of Reps 2007-2008
Asst, House Republican Whip
Johathan Schwantes Gen Counsel, Senate Judiciary Comm 2007-2008
Sandra Stuart Asst Sec for Legislative Affairs, DoD 2008
Chief of Staff, Rep. Vic Fazio
Vin Weber Member of Congress (MN) 2007-2008
Margaret McGlinch Chief of Staff, Rep. Tim Walz 2008
Legislative Dir, Rep. Richard Neal
Legislative Counsel, Sen. Harry Reid
Kent Bonham Policy Dir, Sen Chuck Hagel 2002-2003
Juleanna Glover Weiss Press Secretary, Vice President 2002-2003
Brian Bieron Policy Director, House Rulse Comm. 2002
Timothy Morrison Assoc Dir, Presidential Personnel 2002
Anne Urban Legislative Dir, Sen. Robert Kerrey 2002
Capital Tax Partners
William Fant Deputy Asst Sc for Leg Affairs, Treasury 2002-2003
Joseph Mikrut Tax Legislative Counsel, Treasury 2002-2003
Jonathan Talisman Asst Treasury Secretary for Tax Policy 2002-2003
Public Strategies, Inc
Wallace Henderson Counsel, Rep. Tauzin 2001-2002
Mayer, Brown & Platt
Jeffrey Lewis Legislative Asst, Sen. Breaux 1999-2000
281Source: Senate Office of Public Records <http://soprweb.senate.gov/>. Accessed January 2009.
Appendix 225
Accounting Firms: Pricewaterhouse
Decade-long campaign contribution total (1998-2008): $10,800,772
Decade-long lobbying expenditure total (1998-2008): $44,291,084
Pricewaterhouse Campaign
Contributions:282
2008 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $2,652,971
1. Barack Obama (D) $205,318
2. Hillary Clinton (D) $190,200
3. John McCain (R) $166,970
4. Mitt Romney (R) $90,150
5. Chris Dodd (D) $64,800
6. Rudy Giuliani (R) $16,250
7. Susan M Collins (R) $16,100
8. Norm Coleman (R) $13,050
9. Elizabeth Dole (R) $12,000
10. Steny H Hoyer (D) $11,000
11. Dean F Andal (R) $10,500
11. Mike Conaway (R) $10,500
13. Keith S Fimian (R) $10,200
14. John Edwards (D) $10,100
15.
Michele Marie
Bachmann (R) $10,000
15. Spencer Bachus (R) $10,000
15. Max Baucus (D) $10,000
15. Melissa Bean (D) $10,000
15. Judy Biggert (R) $10,000
282 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Campaign contribution totals accessed February
2009. Individual recipient numbers do
not include the 4th Quarter of 2008.
15. John Boehner (R) $10,000
2006 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,388,604
1. Tom Davis (R) $71,208
2. Mark Kennedy (R) $35,600
3. Rick Santorum (R) $23,546
4. Richard Baker (R) $23,488
5. Tom Carper (D) $20,499
6. Spencer Bachus (R) $20,000
7. Joe Lieberman (I) $17,000
8. Deborah Pryce (R) $14,750
9. Mike Ferguson (R) $14,150
10. George Allen (R) $13,850
11. James M Talent (R) $13,000
12. Mike DeWine (R) $11,600
13.
Michael Fitzpatrick
(R) $11,000
13. Jon Kyl (R) $11,000
15. Tom DeLay (R) $10,500
16. Barney Frank (D) $10,250
16. Nancy L Johnson (R) $10,250
16. Tom Reynolds (R) $10,250
16.
Christopher Shays
(R) $10,250
20. E Clay Shaw Jr (R) $10,204
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226
2004 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,882,353
1. George W. Bush (R) $513,750
2. John Kerry (D) $73,000
3. Richard C Shelby (R) $61,250
4. Michael G Oxley (R) $50,550
5. Charles Schumer (D) $27,476
6. Mike Conaway (R) $17,000
7. James W DeMint (R) $12,500
8. Arlen Specter (R) $12,350
9. Chuck Grassley (R) $12,000
9. Scott Paterno (R) $12,000
9. John Thune (R) $12,000
12. Johnny Isakson (R) $11,000
13. Mark Kennedy (R) $10,500
14. Spencer Bachus (R) $10,000
14. Richard Baker (R) $10,000
14. Roy Blunt (R) $10,000
14. Max Burns (R) $10,000
18. Rick Renzi (R) $10,000
19. Richard Burr (R) $9,750
20. Eric Cantor (R) $9,500
2002 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,357,480
1. Norm Coleman (R) $13,500
2. Roy Blunt (R) $11,000
3. Connie Morella (R) $10,750
4. John E Sununu (R) $10,500
5. Dennis Hastert (R) $10,000
5. Mark Kennedy (R) $10,000
5. Michael G Oxley (R) $10,000
8. James M Talent (R) $9,950
9. Elizabeth Dole (R) $9,500
9. John Thune (R) $9,500
11. Max Baucus (D) $9,000
12. Phil Crane (R) $8,566
13. Tim Hutchinson (R) $8,000
14. Ken Lucas (D) $7,950
15. Susan M Collins (R) $7,750
16. Wayne Allard (R) $7,500
16. Jim Mcrery (R) $7,500
16. Dennis Moore (D) $7,500
19. Robin Hayes (R) $7,000
19. William Jefferson (D) $7,000
2000 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,868,674
1. George W Bush (R) $131,798
2. Rick A Lazio (R) $53,086
3. Bill Bradley (D) $51,550
4. Rudy Giuliani (R) $41,150
5. Charles Schumer (D) $33,974
6. Spencer Abraham (R) $29,550
7. Al Gore (D) $23,630
8. John McCain (R) $19,080
9. John Ashcroft(R) $12,500
10. Edward Kennedy (D) $12,250
11. James E Rogan (R) $11,950
11. William Roth Jr (R) $11,950
13. Chris Dodd (D) $11,750
14. Ernie Fletcher (R) $11,000
15.
Steven Kuykendall
(R) $10,750
16. E Clay Shaw Jr (R) $10,270
17. Rod Grams (R) $10,000
17. Dennis Hastert (R) $10,000
17. Billy Tauzin (R) $10,000
20. Sherrod Brown (D) $9,999
Appendix 227
1998 Top Recipients
TOTAL: $1,650,690
1. Alfonse D'Amato (R) $25,970
2. Chris Dodd (D) $17,800
3.
George Voinovich
(R) $15,500
3. Billy Tauzin (R) $15,000
5. Lauch Faircloth (R) $14,000
5. Martin Frost (D) $14,000
7. Sherrod Brown (D) $13,948
8. Rick White (R) $13,825
9. Newt Gingrich (R) $13,800
10. Paul Coverdell (R) $13,500
10. Anna Eshoo(D) $13,500
10. Ron Wyden (D) $13,500
13. Robert F Bennett (R) $13,000
13. Matt Fong (R) $13,000
15. Thomas Bliley Jr. (R) $12,500
16. Michael Coles (D) $11,750
17.
Christopher S 'Kit'
Bond (R) $11,500
18. Don Nickles (R) $11,000
19. Harry Reid (D) $10,000
20. Christopher Cox (R) $9,111
Appendix
228
Pricewaterhouse Lobbying
Expenditures:283
2008
TOTAL: $3,165,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $2,340,000
Quinn, Gillespie & Assoc $370,000
Rich Feuer Group $160,000
American Capitol Group $125,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Clark & Assoc $50,000
Commonwealth Group > $10,000*
Covington & Burling > $10,000*
Donna McLean Assoc > $10,000*
Mayer, Brown et al > $10,000*
Patton Boggs LLP > $10,000*
Cypress Advocacy $40,000
2007
TOTAL: $3,630,584
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $2,650,584
Quinn, Gillespie & Assoc $600,000
Rich Feuer Group $80,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
American Capitol Group $60,000
Clark & Assoc $40,000
Donna McLean Assoc $40,000
Mayer, Brown et al $40,000
Patton Boggs LLP $40,000
283 Source: Center for Responsive Politics.
Lobbying amounts accessed February 2009.
* Not included in totals
2006
TOTAL: $4,413,500
PriceWaterHouseCoopers $3,333,500
Quinn, Gillespie & Assoc $600,000
Patton Boggs LLP $240,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Mayer, Brown et al $80,000
Clark & Assoc $40,000
Donna McLean Assoc $40,000
2005
TOTAL: $13,600,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $12,580,000
Quinn, Gillespie & Assoc $600,000
Patton Boggs LLP $200,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Thelen, Redi & Priest $60,000
Donna McLean Assoc $40,000
Clark & Assoc $40,000
2004
TOTAL: $2,505,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $1,660,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers > $10,000*
Quinn, Gillespie & Assoc $580,000
Thelen, Reid & Priest $105,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Public Strategies $40,000
Donna McLean Assoc $20,000
Clark & Assoc $20,000
* Not included in totals
Appendix 229
2003
TOTAL: $2,390,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $1,680,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers > $10,000*
Quinn, Gillespie & Assoc $560,000
Clark & Weinstock $80,000
Thelen, Reid & Priest $70,000
Clark & Assoc > $10,000*
2002
TOTAL: $4,445,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $3,160,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $155,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $260,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers > $10,000*
Alcalde & Fay $200,000
Quinn, Gillespie & Assoc $540,000
Clark & Weinstock $100,000
Arnold & Porter $20,000
Thelen, Reid et al $10,000
Clark & Assoc > $10,000*
2001
TOTAL: $4,560,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $1,240,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $560,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $700,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $840,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $120,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $360,000
Alcalde & Fay $220,000
Quinn, Gillespie & Assoc $460,000
Cathy Abernathy Consult. $60,000
* Not included in totals
2000
TOTAL: $2,186,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $580,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $800,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $360,000
Quinn, Gillespie & Assoc $350,000
Mayer, Brown et al $60,000
Fleishman-Hillard Inc $36,000
Downey-McGrath Group > $10,000*
Alcalde & Fay > $10,000*
1999
TOTAL: $2,316,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $1,220,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $1,000,000
Mayer, Brown et al. $40,000
Fleishman-Hillard Inc $36,000
McDonald, Jack H $20,000
Dierman, Wortley et al > $10,000*
Downey McGrath Group > $10,000*
1998
TOTAL: $1,080,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $620,000
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $60,000
Coopers & Lybrand $340,000
Mayer, Brown et al $40,000
Downey Chandler Inc $20,000
* Not included in totals
Appendix
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Pricewaterhouse Covered Official Lobbyists:284
Firm / Name of Lobbyist Covered Official Position Year(s)
PWC Leasing Corp.
Barabara M. Angus
Business Tax Counsel, Joint Committee on
Taxation 1999
Kenneth J. Kies Chief of Staff, Joint Committee on Taxation 1999
Mayer, Brown, & Platt
Jeffery Lewis Legislative Assitant to Senator Breaux 1999-2000
Quinn Gillespie Associates
LLC
John M. Quinn White House Counsel, Chief of Staff to VP 2000
Bruce Andrews Legislative Director, Rep. Tim Holden 2000
Section 170 Coalition
Tim Hanford
Tax Counsel, Committee on Ways and
Means 2001
PwC Structured Finance
Coalition
Tim Hanford
Tax Counsel, Committee on Ways and
Means 2001
John Meager
Special Counsel, Committee on Ways and
Means 2001
PwC Leasing Coalition
Tim Hanford
Tax Counsel, Committee on Ways and
Means 2001
Dierman, Wortley et al
Norman D'Amours Chairman National Credit Union Admin 2002
Clark & Weinstock
Brian Bieron Policy Director, House Rules Committee 2002
284 Source: Senate Office of Public Records <http://soprweb.senate.gov/>. Accessed January 2009.
Appendix 231
Kent Bonham Policy Director for Sen. Chuck Hagel 2002-2003
Juleanna Glover Weiss Press Secretary to the Vice President 2002-2003
Jonathan Schwantes
General Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee
2007
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Beverly Bell Administrative Assistant, Rep. Don Johnson 2003
Amy Best Deputy Director of Public Affairs 2005-2006
Laura Cox Managing Executive External Affairs 2005-2006
Michael O'Brien Legislative Affairs Specialist 2005-2006
Donna Mclean Assoc.
Donna Mclean
US Dept. of Transportation, Asst Sec for
Budeget & Programs & CFO 2004-2006
Quinn Gillespie Associates
LLC
Mike Hacker Communications Dir. (Rep. John Dingell) 2004-2005
Amy Cunniffe Special Asst. to the Pres for Leg. Affairs 2005-2006
Elizabeth Hogan Speical Asst, Dept of Commerce 2005-2006
Kevin Kayes Chief Counsel Senator Reid 2006-2007
Allison Giles
Chief of Staff, House Ways and Means
Committee 2007
Christopher Mccannell Chief of Staff, Congressman Joe Crowley 2007
Patton Boggs LLP
Stephen Mchale Deputy Administrator, TSA 2005
Clark, Lytle, & Geduldig
Sam Geduldig Dir of Coalitions, House Fin Serv Com 2007-2008
Sr Advisor, Majority Whip Roy Blunt 2007-2008Gr

 I just wanted to get all this in the record.
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« Reply #53 on: December 11, 2011, 04:57:46 PM »

Woof,
 This url leads to the PDF file of all the information of the previous post's, and is easy to read. I'm leaving the other post's in, even though the formatting is poor, because the visual effect of scrolling down the list of the millions, even billions of dollars paid out by these failed companies to our politicans is just stunning and if the original is taken down for some reason, we'll still have the info here.

  www.wallstreetwatch.org/reports/sold_out.pdf
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« Reply #54 on: December 11, 2011, 06:17:54 PM »

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-08/congress-isn-t-supposed-to-be-above-the-law-commentary-by-stephen-carter.html


Congress Isn’t Supposed to Be Above the Law: Stephen L. Carter

By Stephen L. CarterDec 7, 2011 5:24 PM MT 11 Comments

About Stephen Carter
 
Stephen L. Carter is a professor of law at Yale, where he teaches courses on contracts, professional responsibility, ethics in literature, intellectual property and the law and ethics of war.
The recent publicity surrounding the very old news that members of Congress aren’t prohibited from trading stock using nonpublic information has the House and Senate running for cover. Hastily drafted bills are picking up co-sponsors on both sides of the aisle.

Yet it is something of a wonder that there is so much public excitement at the discovery that regulations that apply to lots of other people turn out to be largely irrelevant to those who serve in Congress. This isn’t an exception to congressional practice. It is, far too often, business as usual.

One of the most memorable lines from the billionaire Ross Perot’s quixotic presidential run in 1992 went something like this: “Capitol Hill is the only workplace in America where the employees can park and the owners can’t.”

Perot was being under-inclusive, of course. Even then, pretty much every place peopled by supposed public servants met the description. Yet he was right about the principle at work. It has become all too easy for members of Congress to grant themselves special privileges, among them exemption from many complex laws and regulations that apply to everyone else.

Consider the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. For all its good intentions, OSHA is considered by many companies a bane of their existence, the source of a constant stream of regulations and enormous costs, often for relatively small benefits. Sometimes the rules are important. Sometimes they are silly. Either way, it’s no concern of our national legislature, which, in its wisdom, has exempted itself.

OSHA Exemption

Actually, the entire federal government is exempted from OSHA. But federal agencies are at least required to develop operational rules that are “consistent with” OSHA standards. This minimal requirement doesn’t include Congress, which turns out not to be an agency.

Then there is financial regulation. Critics have lamented that no equivalent of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act applies to Congress. The chief executives of public companies must certify their accounts, and face fines of up to $5 million and as many as 20 years in prison if they do so falsely. Members of Congress (like all federal officials) can make up numbers out of whole cloth without any sanction at all. Incorrect corporate numbers can mislead markets. Incorrect federal budget numbers can mislead the nation. (Perhaps the federal budget, like corporate balance sheets, should be vetted by independent third-party auditors.)

Examples abound. Federal minimum-wage laws apply to private employers and federal agencies; but, once again, Congress isn’t an agency. For the same reason, the Freedom of Information Act doesn’t apply. The National Labor Relations Act exempts the federal government generally, but there are special rules relating to collective bargaining and unfair labor practices of federal employees -- rules that don’t, however, apply to Congress. The Merit System Protection statutes shield personnel in executive agencies, and even in the Administrative Office of the United States Courts; not in Congress. And so on.

Even when Congress does decide to apply statutes to itself, members have trouble resisting the temptation to treat themselves differently. So, for example, Title III of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 extended the reach of several (not all) antidiscrimination statutes to cover congressional employees, but with provisos stripping the protections of much of their force. One has to love this sentence, amending Title VII, the most prominent federal law against employment discrimination: “Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, the provisions of this title shall apply to the Congress of the United States, and the means for enforcing this title as such applies to each House of Congress shall be as determined by such House of Congress.”

Complex System

In short, the prohibitions apply, but the remedies are up to each house. Unsurprisingly, each house has created its own complex system of adjudication that bypasses the procedures facing mere private employers accused of identical acts of discrimination.

This wasn’t supposed to happen. James Madison, in Federalist No. 57, scoffed at the idea that members of Congress would exempt themselves from laws that applied to other people. They “can make no law,” he wrote, “which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society.”

This principle, Madison declared, creates between the legislature and the people “that communion of interests and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny.”

We’re not headed for tyranny, but the problem is serious. No branch of the federal government is less admired than Congress. Part of the reason is surely the attitude that Perot identified two decades ago: the tendency of members to forget that they work for the public rather than the other way around.

Most members of the House and Senate, on both sides of the aisle, are decent and well-meaning public servants. Unfortunately, they have been caught up in a culture so imbued with privilege that Madison’s principle has been forgotten. In place of his “communion of interests,” we find countless exceptions.

No doubt there is sometimes good reason for a congressional exemption. But there are good reasons to exempt lots of companies from lots of laws, and, unless those companies are very powerful, our national legislature is generally less interested in their uniqueness than its own. And it isn’t likely that the case for exemption is equally strong with respect to all the many bills that happen to exclude Congress.

Madison insisted that the American spirit -- “which nourishes freedom, and in return is nourished by it” -- would rise up against any effort by members of Congress to make “legal discriminations in favor of themselves.” He added: “If this spirit shall ever be so far debased as to tolerate a law not obligatory on the legislature, as well as on the people, the people will be prepared to tolerate any thing but liberty.”

Today we tolerate plenty of laws not obligatory on the legislature. Certainly it’s a lot easier to pursue great goals when the costs of that pursuit fall on other people. If Congress truly wants to improve its public standing, a good place to start would be by breaking the habit of treating itself as special. Passage of new stock-trading rules should be treated as only a tiny first step on a very long road.

(Stephen L. Carter, a novelist, professor of law at Yale University and the author of “The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama,” is a Bloomberg View columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.)

To contact the writer of this column: Stephen L. Carter at stephen.carter@yale.edu.

To contact the editor responsible for this column: Tobin Harshaw at tharshaw@bloomberg.net.
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« Reply #55 on: December 11, 2011, 06:30:10 PM »

Folks, please note the PC has provided the URL to a MUCH more readable form of the invaluable info he posted here.

GM:  Articles like you just posted seem to me great propaganda pieces for Tea Party Candidates.
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« Reply #56 on: December 11, 2011, 06:32:51 PM »

Folks, please note the PC has provided the URL to a MUCH more readable form of the invaluable info he posted here.

GM:  Articles like you just posted seem to me great propaganda pieces for Tea Party Candidates.

One need not be a political junkie to see that things are very out of balance in America today. Time to unfcuk things before it all comes apart.
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« Reply #57 on: December 11, 2011, 07:25:34 PM »

Woof,
 It certainly shows how our News Media and Press have completely failed us. I guess they think this kind of information is just more than we can understand. I'm just an ol' country boy from Kentucky and even I can grasp the highlights of this accounting. We the People had better wake up to what's going on here, GM is absolutely correct. This is Rome at the end of the Republic.
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« Reply #58 on: December 11, 2011, 07:53:47 PM »

We are Spartacus-- and this time Spartacus wins! grin
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« Reply #59 on: April 17, 2012, 07:37:51 PM »

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/04/17/gsa-inspector-general-investigating-potential-bribes-and-kickbacks-at-agency/

GSA Inspector General investigating potential bribes and kickbacks at agency
 

posted at 11:01 am on April 17, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
 





This may come as a shock to readers, but the agency that spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on bogus, self-congratulatory “meetings” and bubble baths for its regional commissioner might also have been involved in a little graft, too.  The Inspector General of the GSA told Congress yesterday that he has opened an investigation into allegations of bribery and kickbacks, deepening the potential scandal:
 

The inspector general for the General Services Administration said Monday that he is investigating possible bribery and kickbacks in the agency, as lawmakers accused the former GSA administrator of allowing a Las Vegas spending scandal to erode taxpayers’ trust in government.
 
Inspector General Brian Miller told a congressional committee scrutinizing an $823,000 Las Vegas conference that his office has asked the Justice Department to investigate “all sorts of improprieties” surrounding the 2010 event, “including bribes, including possible kickbacks.” He did not provide details.
 
Miller’s revelations of possible further misconduct by organizers of the four-day event, coming on the heels of a highly critical report, enraged Democrats and Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The lawmakers put GSA officials on the defensive during a tense four-hour hearing, with some Republicans loudly rebuking former administrator Martha N. Johnson and her colleagues.
 
Small wonder, then, that regional commissioner Jeff “Bubble Bath” Neely took the Fifth Amendment when called to answer for himself in Congress yesterday:
 

The General Services Administration official at the center of a scandal over lavish government spending declined to answer questions at a congressional hearing on Monday, invoking the Fifth Amendment.
 
“Mr. Chairman, on the advice of my counsel I respectfully decline to answer based upon my Fifth Amendment constitutionally privilege,” Jeff Neely, the GSA official, said repeatedly in response to a string of questions from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
 
I wondered about Neely’s action when I first heard about it.  Certainly, it’s every American’s right to protect himself against self-incrimination while under oath, but until now, there hadn’t been any allegations of serious criminality in the GSA scandal — only exceedingly poor judgment.  If the IG has now begun looking into graft and corruption at the agency, that makes this an entirely different kettle of very stinky fish indeed.
 
That’s not to say that the potential criminality is the entire extent of the scandal, though.  Last week’s reporting on the story included a couple of smaller but still significant items into the mindset of the people involved — and the administration’s efforts to defend itself.  First, Roll Call’s Jonathan Strong reported that the GSA didn’t just settle for overspending on normal team-building events, but went way out of their way to find excuses to stage new ones, including the creation of a Jackass Award:
 

Officials at the General Services Administration invented fake awards as an excuse to hold taxpayer-funded dinner events at conferences, according to an interview transcript obtained by Roll Call.
 
At one such event, GSA bestowed the “jackass award” on an employee, a GSA employee told the agency’s Office of Inspector General, according to the transcript. …
 
In the interview transcript obtained by Roll Call, a GSA employee who attended the Las Vegas conference said the administration’s officials routinely created awards to justify taxpayer reimbursement for dinner events.
 
“Typically at any — any conference in my memory over the last three or four years, probably even further back, there was always — there’s always one night where we have an awards ceremony and people are fed. I mean, it’s not even like it’s snacks. I mean, sometimes it’s pretty close to being like a full meal,” the employee said.
 
Describing the award ceremonies as a “running joke,” the employee said, supervisors explained that the fake awards were designed to justify dinner events at the conferences.
 
“He says: ‘OK, everybody, just remember, the only way we can have food is if we have an awards ceremony.’ Maybe not in those exact words, but fairly similar,” the employee said.
 
Also last week, an anonymous source within the Obama administration tried to argue that costs had actually gone down at GSA events since the lavish years of the Bush administration.  US News reported that this Politico source flat-out lied to get the heat off of the White House:
 

But an anonymous source provided numbers to the news outletPolitico last week, floating the idea that the opulence of the GSA Western Region Conference had its roots in the Bush administration.
 
The source turned over documents to Politico showing that from 2004 to 2006 the cost of the conference ballooned by nearly 250 percent from $93,000 to $323,855.
 
But the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform says that whomever provided those numbers from the Obama administration fibbed.
 
“Instead of costs going up 248 percent between 2004 and 2006 as had been claimed, costs were actually reduced from $401,024 in 2004 to $323,855 in 2006—a 19 percent decrease,” the press release from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform stated.
 
Classy.  The very stinky fish tends to rot from the head down, after all.

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« Reply #60 on: April 23, 2012, 06:13:43 PM »

It's almost like Chicago Graft and Corruption has gone nationwide somehow.....

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/04/20/richer-democratic-states-with-lower-unemployment-got-bulk-of-obama-stimulus

In their explosive new book Debacle: Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future, Grover Norquist and John Lott, Jr. uncover a startling fact: heavily Democratic states with lower poverty rates, lower unemployment rates, lower bankruptcy rates, and lower foreclosure rates received most of President Barack Obama's $825 billion Stimulus.
 
Put another way, Stimulus money went to precisely the states that needed it the least but were more politically connected to the Democratic Party.
 
As Norquist and Lott's data reveal:
 

There is a perverse pattern: The states hardest hit by the recession received the least money.  States with higher bankruptcy, foreclosure, and unemployment rates got less money.  And higher-income states received more.  Obama may have claimed that he was motivated to help out those in the toughest shape, but it looks more likely that Democrats were more interested in helping their supporters.
 
In Debacle, Norquist and Lott catalog the stunning degree to which Stimulus funds were allocated to the very states that needed them least.  For example, richer states got more, not less, Stimulus money.  For every additional $1,000 in a state's per-capita income a state received an average $86 more per capita in Stimulus money.
 
Furthermore, states with high foreclosure rates got less, not more, money.  Specifically, for every percentage point increase in a state's foreclosure rate, a state received $217 less per person.
 
The amounts given to states ranged widely.  For example, while Florida only received $553 per capita, the District of Columbia walked away with $3,745 per capita.  And as Norquist and Lott reveal, "The patterns early show that the money went to the places the Democrats represented."
 
The folly of the federal government's misappropriation of funds can best be summed up with a quote from an Obama Administration official whom Norquist and Lott interviewed for their penetrating book.  As she explained, where government spends taxpayers' money doesn't matter because "giving out money is good for everyone."
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« Reply #61 on: September 02, 2012, 04:11:41 PM »

Got to get this off the page before the election.  Justice is skewed when big money and influence is involved.  On this OWS people are certainly correct.   Not a peep from Republicans on this.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/16/jon-corzine-hedge-fund_n_1791198.html
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« Reply #62 on: September 02, 2012, 08:11:59 PM »

Fool me twice, shame on me.
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« Reply #63 on: March 18, 2013, 07:21:03 PM »

http://www.wnd.com/2007/03/40845/#4iryAfJMbfO2DbGb.99
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« Reply #64 on: July 19, 2013, 04:27:51 PM »



Diplomats for sale
The practice of presidents awarding ambassadorships to big contributors or political supporters is not new, but President Barack Obama may be carrying it to an all-time low. An analysis by The Hill, a congressional newspaper, said Mr. Obama has named 19 of his major campaign helpers to such posts, including a college classmate of his wife, Michelle
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« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2013, 09:17:30 AM »



http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/23/homeland-security-nominee-accused-of-visa-push-for/
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« Reply #66 on: October 17, 2013, 04:11:26 PM »


http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/16/mitch-mcconnell-accused-of-sneaking-in-2-billion-kentucky-kickback-in-budget-debt-limit-deal/
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« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2013, 10:53:09 AM »

Friends of Barry? Anthony Welters, key company man at UnitedHealth Group, whose subsidiary Quality Software Services, Inc., received $150 million for its work on Healthcare.gov, were top fundraisers for Obama's 2008 campaign. And now, QSSI is being summoned to help repair Healthcare.gov.
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« Reply #68 on: December 04, 2013, 10:17:06 AM »

Christmas With the Obamas

We recently told you about Toni Townes-Whitley, the senior vice president at CGI Federal, which was awarded the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Healthcare.gov fiasco. Toni was a classmate of Michelle Obama (Princeton '85) and they share membership in the Association of Black Princeton. Evidently, the two are still close friends. Townes-Whitley, in a Facebook album titled "Christmas with the Obamas," published a personal photo from inside the White House in 2010. Daniel Greenfield quips, "A 600 million dollar website that doesn't work made by a company with a lousy track record and a top executive who's a pal of the First Lady. It's the free market at work. I blame the private sector."

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« Reply #69 on: March 13, 2014, 07:59:47 PM »



http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/13/fbi-blocked-in-corruption-probe-involving-sens-rei/
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« Reply #70 on: March 13, 2014, 08:06:46 PM »


Funny enough, Harry Reid grew up poor, yet somehow got rich while working in government his whole life. Must have hit the lottery at some point.
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« Reply #71 on: March 13, 2014, 08:09:15 PM »

Very bummed to see that Sen. Lee might have some dirt , , ,  cry
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« Reply #72 on: March 27, 2014, 02:12:32 PM »

http://allenbwest.com/2014/03/another-day-another-case-democrat-corruption/
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« Reply #73 on: March 28, 2014, 07:15:58 AM »

Rush was trying to explain how the FBI was coming up with all these stings against Democrats, especially Mayors now.

A year ahead of an election.  Dems cleaning house now?   He wondered how Obama would permit this.

Not clear.  It is just as hard to believe the FBI is independently non political during this Administration.  We know the DOJ is not.  I would like to think the FBI is but it is so hard not to be cynical these days.

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« Reply #74 on: March 28, 2014, 08:29:11 AM »

Well, the evidence here seems to be that there ARE parts of the perennial government that do retain institutional integrity.   This is a very good thing.
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« Reply #75 on: March 28, 2014, 10:25:04 AM »

I expect these cases were in the pipeline for years.

Still waiting for the FBI investigation of the IRS targeting of conservatives.
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« Reply #76 on: March 29, 2014, 11:02:57 AM »

Who tipped off the powerful to scrub their photos?  The World Wide Web was incapable of coming up with an image of indicted, anti-gun, gun runner San Francisco State Sen Leland Yee pictured with San Francisco Rep. Nancy Pelosi or either of California Senators Barbara Boxer or Diane Feinstein as the bad news of corruption broke.  Jerry Brown was not so lucky:
John Edwards, no clout at all:

In other news, there is no record in George Orwell's 1984 that Oceana was ever in alliance with Eurasia.  Only in your mind and they can erase that too.

(Hat tip freerepublic.com)

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« Reply #77 on: March 29, 2014, 11:25:20 AM »

"If Leland Yee had a machine that controlled the weather, he'd be a Batman villain".-Larry Correia
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« Reply #78 on: April 07, 2014, 10:03:58 PM »

Very bummed to see that Sen. Lee might have some dirt , , ,  cry

It doesn't seem that anything came out of this against Mike Lee.  The accusation is that he did business with someone he knew once and that it was not investigated.  Then they combined the story with Harry Reid, a known crook. I did not see the connection.
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« Reply #79 on: April 08, 2014, 05:15:36 PM »

Thanks for the follow up.

It is important that we display integrity in our pursuit of the unveiling of corruption.  If our guy is innocent, we should know that too and be able to communicate the facts.
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« Reply #80 on: April 11, 2014, 12:28:38 PM »



http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304512504579491881406165124?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories&mg=reno64-wsj
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« Reply #81 on: April 14, 2014, 11:28:18 AM »

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/314025/how-did-harry-reid-get-rich-betsy-woodruff

National Review   AUGUST 15, 2012

Try this thought experiment. Imagine that someone grows up in poverty, works his way through law school by holding the night shift as a Capitol Hill policeman, and spends all but two years of his career as a public servant. Now imagine that this person’s current salary — and he’s at the top of his game — is $193,400. You probably wouldn’t expect him to have millions in stocks, bonds, and real estate.

But, surprise, he does, if he’s our Senate majority leader, whose net worth is between 3 and 10 million dollars, according to OpenSecrets.org. When Harry Reid entered the Nevada legislature in 1982, his net worth was listed as between $1 million and $1.5 million “or more,” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. So, since inquiring minds inquire, let’s try to figure out how Reid’s career in public service ended up being so lucrative. He hasn’t released his tax returns, which makes this an imperfect science, but looking at a few of his investments helps to show how he amassed his wealth.

In 2004, the senator made $700,000 off a land deal that was, to say the least, unorthodox. It started in 1998 when he bought a parcel of land with attorney Jay Brown, a close friend whose name has surfaced multiple times in organized-crime investigations and whom one retired FBI agent described as “always a person of interest.” Three years after the purchase, Reid transferred his portion of the property to Patrick Lane LLC, a holding company Brown controlled. But Reid kept putting the property on his financial disclosures, and when the company sold it in 2004, he profited from the deal — a deal on land that he didn’t technically own and that had nearly tripled in value in six years.

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When his 2010 challenger Sharron Angle asked him in a debate how he had become so wealthy, he said, “I did a very good job investing.” Did he ever. On December 20, 2005, he invested $50,000 to $100,000 in the Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Fund (IYE), which closed that day at $29.15. The companies whose shares it held included ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, and ConocoPhillips. When he made a partial sale of his shares on August 19, 2008, during congressional recess, IYE closed at $41.82. Just a month later, on September 17, Reid was working to bring to the floor a bill that the Joint Committee on Taxation said would cost oil companies — including those in the fund — billions of dollars in taxes and regulatory fees. The bill passed a few days later, and by October 10, IYE’s shares had fallen by 42 percent, to $24.41, for a host of reasons. Savvy investing indeed.
Here’s another example: The Los Angeles Times reported in November 2006 that when Reid became Senate majority leader he committed to making earmark reform a priority, saying he’d work to keep congressmen from using federal dollars for pet projects in their districts. It was a good idea but an odd one for the senator to espouse. He had managed to get $18 million set aside to build a bridge across the Colorado River between Laughlin, Nev., and Bullhead City, Ariz., a project that wasn’t a priority for either state’s transportation agency. His ownership of 160 acres of land nearby that stood to appreciate considerably from the project had nothing to do with the decision, according to one of his aides. The property’s value has varied since then. On his financial-disclosure forms from 2006, it was valued at $250,000 to $500,000. Open Secrets now lists it as his most valuable asset, worth $1 million to $5 million as of 2010.

How Reid acquired that land is interesting, too. He put $10,000 into a pension fund his friend Clair Haycock controlled, to take over the 160-acre parcel at a price far below its assessed value. Six months later, Reid introduced legislation that would help Haycock’s industry, a move many observers said appeared to be a quid pro quo, though Reid and Haycock denied that the legislation was the result of a property deal.

We don’t know how much more money Reid has or how he made all of it. For that, we’d have to see his tax returns.
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« Reply #82 on: May 01, 2014, 05:34:35 PM »

Hat tip to GM:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/02/bill-henck-inside-the-irs.php
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« Reply #83 on: May 31, 2014, 10:55:39 AM »

Sadly I own Arch Col shares cry.   Rumors allege this kind of kickback stuff is rampant is some groups of doctors too.   Doctors taking covert like payments from pharmaceutical companies or illegal kickbacks from each other via referrals.   Corruption really is everywhere. 

****Feds: Arch Coal workers took $2M in kickbacks

Feds: Arch Coal workers at West Virginia mine accused of taking $2M in kickbacks from vendors

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By Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press 18 hours ago

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Arch Coal employees at a West Virginia mine are charged with pocketing almost $2 million from vendors in a pay-to-play kickback scheme, federal prosecutors said Friday.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said the widespread setup required vendors to pay kickbacks to Arch Coal employees to do business with the coal company.

Four employees at Arch Coal's Mountain Laurel mining complex in Logan County are accused of taking kickbacks from 2007 to 2012. Prosecutors said the mine's former general manager, David E. Runyon, was at the center of the setup.

Prosecutors said some companies spent more than $400,000 to maintain lucrative contracts with Arch Coal, one of the biggest coal producers and marketers worldwide.

Ten people in all have been charged, with vendors, contractors and four Arch employees among them. The employees are no longer with the company.

Companies knew Arch Coal would sever their contracts if the side payments stopped. Likewise, Runyon knew losing the contracts would hurt the companies, according to court documents.

"This kind of pay-to-play scheme hurts honest coal industry vendors who refuse to pay bribes as a way to get customers," Goodwin said in a news release Friday.

Arch Coal has mines in Wyoming, Colorado, Illinois, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Maryland. Its Mountain Laurel facility employs more than 350 in underground and surface mining. Mountain Laurel produced 2.9 million tons in sales last year, according to the company's website.

The St. Louis-based company has previously said it reached out to the U.S. attorney for help investigating possible misconduct. The company issued a statement Friday thanking investigators for their quick response.

"While it was extremely disappointing to find that former employees had failed to live up to our trust in them, we are pleased and relieved to have this issue behind us," the company said.

Runyon, a 45-year-old from Delbarton, faces up to 25 years in prison and $500,000 in fines if convicted of extortion and tax evasion.

Runyon's charges show a variety of contracts dependent on kickbacks, from mine machine repair to contracted mine labor.

Two employees at Tri-State Mining Service Inc. shelled out nearly $425,000 over five years to keep their contract, prosecutors said. An unnamed Arch Coal worker helped fix the bidding process, which requires three bids, by securing other vendors to place bids that couldn't win, court documents say.

Quality Oil Inc., then doing business as Southern Construction of Logan, directly paid Runyon $400,000 in kickbacks through its owner, Alvis R. Porter, prosecutors said.

Porter, a 61-year-old from Holden, is a former Logan County Circuit Court clerk. He was charged with failing to collect, account for and pay over trust fund taxes for an employee.

In another instance, prosecutors said, the owner of MAC Mine Service Inc. paid $340,000 for more than three years to keep Runyon from terminating a contract for mine labor.

Another vendor that refurbishes mine shuttle cars gave Runyon and a former maintenance manager at least $250,000 in kickbacks, prosecutors said.

"If they are willing to pay upwards of $2 million in total to keep them, you can imagine how big these contracts are," Goodwin said.

Court documents and officials did not discuss specifics of the contracts.

Other Arch employees and vendors face various charges, from mail fraud to structuring cash withdrawals.

Goodwin said the investigation is ongoing and he anticipates other significant developments.*****
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« Reply #84 on: May 31, 2014, 05:42:07 PM »

  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/05/bidens-son-gets-ukrainian-oil-company-gig/
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« Reply #85 on: June 01, 2014, 08:01:28 AM »

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Daughter-of-Ex-Obama-Pastor-Guilty-in-Fraud-Scheme--249129711.html#
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« Reply #86 on: June 01, 2014, 09:29:12 AM »

Goddam America!

I suppose this was entrapment just to get a minority wink
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« Reply #87 on: July 18, 2014, 11:26:11 AM »

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/pelosi-son-ran-firm-ownedcontrolled-illegally-by-convicted-criminals/
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« Reply #88 on: July 18, 2014, 04:00:57 PM »

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/18/hilda-solis-obamas-former-labor-secretary-might-be-in-deep-trouble/
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« Reply #89 on: July 19, 2014, 09:21:58 AM »

Just another example of a "public servant" who was not a public servant but just an person planted in position for the march forward.

Perhaps the only difference between the usual corruption in government of nepotism, cover-ups, fraud, theft, people looking the other way, bribery, the few people with integrity who are threatened with their jobs to remain silent, etc is that the Obama people appear more led by shoving through one way or the other the liberal agenda.  Legally or illegally.  Ethically or unethically, right or wrong, unfair to some and favorable to others, and anyway other way they can dream of.
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« Reply #90 on: July 23, 2014, 08:16:33 AM »



Exclusive: Cuomo’s Office Hobbled New York State Ethics Inquiries

A high-powered commission created by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to root out corruption in New York politics was hobbled almost from the outset by demands from the governor’s office, which sought to shield his allies from scrutiny, according to an examination by The New York Times.

A three-month review of the panel’s short life and sudden death found that the governor’s office deeply compromised the commission’s work, objecting whenever its investigators focused on groups with ties to Mr. Cuomo or on issues that might reflect poorly on him.

Ultimately, Mr. Cuomo abruptly disbanded the commission halfway through what he had indicated would be an 18-month life. And now, as the Democratic governor seeks a second term in November, federal prosecutors are investigating the roles of Mr. Cuomo and his aides in the panel’s shutdown and are pursuing its unfinished business.

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« Reply #91 on: July 31, 2014, 07:20:01 PM »

A guy willing to stand up to white collar corruption.  This guy is now my hero:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/nyregion/us-attorney-warns-cuomo-on-ethics-case-.html?_r=0
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« Reply #92 on: July 31, 2014, 09:20:17 PM »

A guy willing to stand up to white collar corruption.  This guy is now my hero:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/nyregion/us-attorney-warns-cuomo-on-ethics-case-.html?_r=0

Let's see some actual prosecutions...
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« Reply #93 on: August 16, 2014, 06:52:48 AM »

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/san-fran-nan-billion-deal-helps-husband-make-millions-from-your-taxes/
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« Reply #94 on: August 16, 2014, 07:15:14 AM »

Classic corruption.   Land deals with rail lines or highways to soar values.

Sounds like Reid's deal in Nevada.

But comeback will be think of the jobs created.  Think of turning an old lot into a thriving neighborhood.

And nothing done illegally (?)

And corruption does not concern Democrats.   Not at all.

She just keeps getting elected and getting richer.

What about other family members?  Her kids are raking in the dough and stuffing their pockets while she is in power too, no?
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« Reply #95 on: August 23, 2014, 08:19:01 AM »

Al Gore vs. Al Jazeera vs. the Truth
How the ex-veep came by his cable TV windfall remains heavily redacted.
By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
updated Aug. 22, 2014 7:09 p.m. ET

As with the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, let's hope both sides lose.

Al Gore sued Al Jazeera, saying it still owes him $65 million from the sale two years ago of Mr. Gore's unwatched liberal cable channel for $500 million. Al Jazeera says it's rightfully holding back monies left in escrow against breaches of contract by Mr. Gore's Current TV when he was still in charge.


What breaches? We don't know because the lawsuit has been sealed, not unusual in cable disputes. But Current TV during its short heyday was known to be constantly flirting with violating minimum viewership requirements under its unusually lucrative contracts with cable operators. Almost as soon as its sale was announced, Al Jazeera found itself in disputes with Time Warner Cable, AT&T and DirecTV, all of which cited "contractual breaches" by the previous owner Current TV.

What's really interesting, though, is the extent to which all parties, including the cable operators and Al Jazeera, have sought to keep these records sealed to hide Mr. Gore's dealings with the cable operators. And no wonder: It's clearer than ever that Current TV's carriage rights, the main assets that it sold to Al Jazeera for $500 million, were a gift of the cable industry and provided a windfall to Mr. Gore. He's personally believed to have cleared $70 million. And let's not forget that $70 million is oil money from Qatar, whose ruling family out of another pocket is believed to subsidize Hamas and other Islamic radical groups.

Not that you would guess Mr. Gore has anything to be embarrassed about. His celebrity lawyer David Boies insists Mr. Gore is ready for a full and complete airing. Said Mr. Boies: "If it thinks this is an ordinary commercial dispute, then Al Jazeera America should be willing to allow the entire complaint to be made public."

Uh huh. This is likely a bluff, not least because both parties, Mr. Gore included, have insisted on redactions in the publicly available version of the lawsuit. And Mr. Gore's lawyers would have watched closely a just-settled lawsuit between Al Jazeera and AT&T, a case that demonstrated Al Jazeera's extreme publicity-squeamishness. Mr. Gore undoubtedly is looking to use that squeamishness as leverage to settle his own case without undue public disclosure.

A quick recap: Most of the details of its AT&T fight remain under wraps, but Al Jazeera accused the TV distributor of dropping its channel to avoid offending Republican viewers in Texas. Al Jazeera also implied that AT&T had only been appeasing Al Gore by running Current TV.

In turn, AT&T alleged unspecified contract violations under Current TV's ownership, likely regarding minimum viewership levels.

But here's the noteworthy part: The parties almost immediately stopped fighting each other in order to fight efforts by the national media, including the Associated Press, Bloomberg News and Dow Jones, to pry open the record. When the Delaware Supreme Court ruled for the news organizations on May 30, AT&T and Al Jazeera quickly settled their own dispute. Al Jazeera turned full attention to quashing any disclosures about what the puzzled judge in the case called "a stale deal with a defunct network," namely AT&T's previous dealings with Current TV.

Nobody, it seems, has much appetite for exposing the degree to which short-lived Current TV had become a gratuitous bestowal of wealth on Mr. Gore by cable operators.

Mr. Gore likes to say "our democracy has been hacked by big money," but he has done some hacking himself in his many rent-seeking activities. His Current TV payday, partly at the expense of the Qataris, partly at the expense of U.S. cable subscribers and shareholders, must be especially piquant to Americans exhausted by Mr. Gore's incessant moralizing.

What would be nice to know, and what a full airing of the legal record might show, and is at what point Current stopped being a sincere experiment in liberal news and entertainment. At what point did it morph into a scheme to shake down TV distributors and flip the carriage rights for what BusinessWeek estimates was $450 million in profit to Mr. Gore and partners.

Alas, we're not likely to get much satisfaction as a result of Al Gore vs. Al Jazeera, since both parties have a clear motive to settle before there's a record for the media to pick over. Our hopes still rests with the effort by media lawyers to break open the record in the now-settled AT&T-Al Jazeera case.
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« Reply #96 on: September 04, 2014, 02:46:45 PM »



Former Viginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Guilty of Public Corruption, A.P. Reports
Former Viginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Thursday was convicted of at least one one public corruption charge, the Associated Press reported. More verdicts are pending.
Mr. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on 14 counts of conspiracy, bribery, extortion and related charges stemming from what prosecutors said was a scheme to sell the office of governor, which Mr. McDonnell occupied through January this year, for $177,000 in gifts and cash from a dietary supplements executive.
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« Reply #97 on: September 04, 2014, 06:01:27 PM »

Kind of sad.  He seemed like a good guy.  The state Virginia really cleaned up.  His successor is Clinton crony, Terry McAulliffe.  It's funny what is legal and what is not, and who gets off scot-free and who gets convicted of multiple felonies.  Hillary was certainly worse, between cattle futures and Whitewater.  She is the current frontrunner for President and McDonnell is headed to prison.

There shouldn't be any tolerance for even the appearance of helping one company or industry over another and yet they do it all the time.
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« Reply #98 on: September 17, 2014, 11:06:23 AM »

Emails show ‘collusion’ between Obama’s EPA, environmental lobby

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/15/emails-show-collusion-between-epa-environmental-lo/?page=all#pagebreak

The EPA and environmental groups are exceptionally close for a government agency and lobby groups, with a revolving door and pressure from the groups often shaping EPA’s policies, according to a new report from a conservative watchdog group based on emails obtained in a yearslong battle with the agency.
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« Reply #99 on: September 17, 2014, 11:48:29 AM »

Doug writes,

"There shouldn't be any tolerance for even the appearance of helping one company or industry over another and yet they do it all the time."

"His successor is Clinton crony, Terry McAulliffe.  It's funny what is legal and what is not, and who gets off scot-free and who gets convicted of multiple felonies.

Excellent at pointing out the irony Doug.  I didn't think of it.   McDonnell gets caught but McAulliffe gets away with his crookedness and gets McDonnell's governorship.



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