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Monday, January 30, 2006

Chairman Howard Dean, Meet Your Abramoff Democrats

This is straight from the RNC Research Center. Looks like Howard Dean is gonna have to eat his words (again)...

Democrats Do Have A "Big" Abramoff Problem

"Chairman Dean set a new standard for Abramoff Democrats today and it's clear that Sen. Reid did not make the cut. Dean specifically stated it was 'a big problem' if any Democrats wrote letters on behalf of Abramoff Indian tribes, which is exactly what Harry Reid and other Democrats did. Howard Dean has displayed a stunning level of hypocrisy on this issue, however it now appears that he may be interested in holding his fellow Democrats accountable."
- RNC Communications Director Brian Jones


Found this interesting little tidbit...

FACT: Democrat Campaign Committees Received Over $1.2 Million In Abramoff Affiliated Contributions:
"[A]bramoff Was Careful To Add At Least Two Democratic Lobbyists To His Group During His Five Years At Greenberg Traurig. By The End, Seven Of His Lobbyists Were Democrats." (Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Derek Willis, "Democrats Also Got Tribal Donations," The Washington Post, 6/3/05)

"According To Documents And Tribal Officials Familiar With The Abramoff Team's Methods, The Lobbyists Devised Lengthy Lists Of Lawmakers To Whom The Tribes Should Donate And Then Delivered The Lists To The Tribes. The Tribes, In Turn, Wrote Checks To The Recommended Campaign Committees And In The Amounts The Lobbyists Prescribed." (Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Derek Willis, "Democrats Also Got Tribal Donations," The Washington Post, 6/3/05)


DNC Has Received $177,273 In Abramoff Affiliated Money. (Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed 1/4/06)
DNC Has Received $112,073 From Abramoff Affiliated Lobbying Firms. (Political Money Line Website, Accessed 1/4/06)
DNC Has Received $65,200 From Abramoff Affiliated Indian Tribes. (Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed 1/4/06)
DCCC Has Received $629,246 In Abramoff Affiliated Money. (Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed 1/4/06)
DCCC Has Received $103,746 From Abramoff Affiliated Lobbying Firms. (Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed 1/4/06)
DCCC Has Received $525,500 From Abramoff Affiliated Indian Tribes. (Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed 1/4/06)
DSCC Has Received $434,123 In Abramoff Affiliated Money. (Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed 1/4/06)
DSCC Has Received $111,143 From Abramoff Affiliated Lobbying Firms. (Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed 1/4/06)
DSCC Has Received $322,980 From Abramoff Affiliated Indian Tribes. (Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed 1/4/06)

Now that is gonna leave a mark!

1 comment:

Stephen Adams said...

Robin, I just want to testify to the fact that this blog of yours just keeps on getting better all the time. You've definitely got the gift.
--Trophy Husband