Monday, June 05, 2006

Chabot, Boehner, and GOP on PAC recipient list

From the Enquirer:

WASHINGTON - In the wake of several recent lobbyist-related bribery scandals in Congress, the liberal group Public Citizen has listed the top congressional recipients of lobbying dollars - and the states that rake in the most.

High on that list? New House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-West Chester. He ranked 6th out of 435 House members for accepting nearly $735,000 from lobbying sources since 1998. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood, ranked No. 201 for accepting about $75,000.


But what's startling about the Ohio and Kentucky House delegations is that overall, both delegations ranked in the top quarter of states for the average amount of lobbyist contributions. Ohio was No. 4 and Kentucky was No. 12.

In the Senate, Mike DeWine, a Cedarville Republican, was No. 24 out of 100 senators with about $474,000 in lobbying money. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville, was No. 30 with nearly $439,000.

Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Southgate took in about $274,000 and George Voinovich of Cleveland took in about $210,000. Bunning ranked 57th and Voinovich ranked 67th.

Overall, lobbyists and lobbying firms' political action committees - or PACs - have given more than $103 million to members of Congress since 1998, according to the report.


At 3:26 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Steve, oh Steve! Pay for Play games catching up to you?


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