Politico: Lobbyists’ $100K haul for Reid

Written by admin on October 19th, 2009

Politico reports on the latest disclosures of campaign financing for Senate Majority leader Harry Reid.

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Several of the top lobbyists in Washington helped pad Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s massive campaign warchest last quarter, plunging $100,000 into his 2010 re-election effort.

Linda Daschle, the wife of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and whose lobbying firm represents Boeing, Lockheed Martin and other major companies, pulled in $21,600 for Reid in the last quarter, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

Lobbyist Tony Podesta, whose brother John was a chief of staff in the Clinton White House, bundled $31,500 in contributions for Reid. Paul DiNino, a former Reid aide who now is a lobbyist representing hospitals and other clients, helped his former boss with another $23,200 in campaign cash. And the lobbying powerhouse DLA Piper – which represents clients ranging from oil companies to the commonwealth of Puerto Rico – delivered another $23,900 to the majority leader.

The Best Government Money Can Buy? is a non partisan documentary about the links between lobbying and campaign financing.


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