Friday, January 06, 2006

Camp to not give back Abramoff tainted money

The sun has it wrong with the headline "Camp set to donate $500".

Dave Camp is refusing to give back the money clearly influensed by Abramoff's lobbying.

From the same article:

The Choctaws gave Camp a total of $6,500 in 2000 and 2004, all while using Abramoff as a lobbyist. Since firing him, the Tribe has continued to be a generous political donor, but hasn't given Camp anything.

The Tigua Tribe's giving appears closely related to its relationship with Abramoff. The Tribe made just $7,250 worth of political donations during the 2000 election. Then it hired Abramoff.

In the 2002 campaign, while Abramoff was being paid by the Tiguas, the Texas Tribe's giving jumped to $160,000, including a $2,000 gift to Camp. Then the band fired Abramoff after learning the lobbyist had worked for a competing Tribe to shut down the Tiguas' Speaking Rock Casino.

In the 2004 campaign, the cash-strapped Tiguas gave nothing. They have given no donations during the 2006 campaign, either.

That smell stinketh. $8500 worth of stinketh.


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