Matthew Berry has done some serious analysis of Jim Moran’s campaign financing. Not surprisingly, Moran’s donors end up getting a lot of earmarks. Moran got $38,500 in campaign contributions in the first quarter of 2010 from executives, PACs, and lobbyists of companies for which he has obtained earmarks totaling over $26 million. In other words, if you grease Jim’s palm, good things happen for you and your company. Moran doesn’t represent the 8th District — he represents his corporate donors.
The Berry campaign released the following press release today:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2010
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CONGRESSMAN JIM MORAN CONTINUING “PAY-TO-PLAY” SCHEME
TRADING GOVERNMENT FUNDS FOR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
(Arlington, VA) – The Matthew Berry for Congress campaign has released
an analysis showing that Jim Moran received $38,500 in campaign contributions in the first quarter of
2010 from executives, PACs, and lobbyists of companies for which he has obtained earmarks totaling
over $26 million. Such donations represent over one-third of the money raised in the first
quarter by Moran and bring his total for the election cycle to over $160,000 received from these sources.
When asked for comment, Kristopher Morris, Campaign Manager for Matthew
Berry for Congress, made the following statement:
“Jim Moran’s latest campaign finance report shows that he is insistent
on maintaining a ‘pay-to-play’ culture that one would expect to find in Rod Blagojevich’s
Illinois. When the evidence is made clear and Jim Moran refuses to stop this sort of
corruption, then the residents of the Eighth District are left with only one choice: to vote
him out of office in November.”
For more information, please visit the Matthew Berry for Congress
website at http://www.Berry2010.com.