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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

PMA Group and Clients Paid Out $40 Million to Current ‘Judas’ Congress

No matter how we slice and dice the data related to contributions from embattled lobbying firm PMA Group and its clients, Rep. John Murtha (D-Penn.), chair of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, remains at or near the top of the recipient list, along with Reps. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.). This week, though, we took yet another look at the contributions from the firm that specializes in securing federal earmarks for its clients, this time analyzing all donations from the firm and its clients back in time to all members of the 111th Congress, plus President Obama. (Last week we focused on campaign contributions from the firm and its clients specifically to members of Murtha's defense appropriations subcommittee, which has the power to earmark federal dollars for defense projects, and before that, we analyzed contributions from the firm alone--not including its clients--to members of the 111th Congress.) Read More>>

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