Democrats and Abramoff: What the Media Missed

Just in case you won’t see these in the Associated Press, the Washington Post or the New York Times, here are two useful tools for use when wading through the Jack Abramoff trial stories.

The first is a list supplied by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, called “Democrats Don’t Know Jack???” It lists the forty of forty-five Senate Democrats who’ve accepted cash from Abramoff and/or his clients.

40 Of The 45 Members Of The Senate Democrat Caucus:

* Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) Received At Least – $22,500

* Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) Received At Least – $6,500

* Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) Received At Least – $1,250

* Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Received At Least – $2,000

* Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Received At Least – $20,250

* Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Received At Least – $21,765

* Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) Received At Least – $7,500

* Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Received At Least – $12,950

* Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Received At Least – $8,000

* Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) Received At Least – $7,500

* Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) Received At Least – $14,792

* Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) Received At Least – $79,300

* Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Received At Least – $14,000

* Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Received At Least – $2,000

* Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) Received At Least – $1,250

* Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Received At Least – $45,750

* Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Received At Least – $9,000

* Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) Received At Least – $2,000

* Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) Received At Least – $14,250

* Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Received At Least – $3,300

* Senator John Kerry (D-MA) Received At Least – $98,550

* Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Received At Least – $28,000

* Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) Received At Least – $4,000

* Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,000

* Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) Received At Least – $29,830

* Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Received At Least – $14,891

* Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Received At Least – $10,550

* Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Received At Least – $78,991

* Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) Received At Least – $20,168

* Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Received At Least – $5,200

* Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Received At Least – $7,500

* Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) Received At Least – $2,300

* Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) Received At Least – $3,500

* Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Received At Least – $68,941

* Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV) Received At Least – $4,000

* Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) Received At Least – $4,500

* Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) Received At Least – $4,300

* Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Received At Least – $29,550

* Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,250

* Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) Received At Least – $6,250

The second is a table produced on the Captialeye.org website. It details all of Abranoff’s political donations either personally, on behalf of various Indian tribes and SunCruz Casinos since 1999. Many Democrats appear there as well.

Data for the current election cycle were released electronically by the Federal Election Commission on October 31, 2005. Figures include contributions to federal candidates, PACs and party committees.

National Republican Congressional Cmte $478,000

National Republican Senatorial Cmte $436,500

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte $423,480

Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $354,700

Republican National Cmte $326,000

J. D. Hayworth (R-Ariz) $101,620

Dennis Hastert (R-Ill) $69,000

Democratic National Cmte $65,720

Thad Cochran (R-Miss) $65,500

Conrad Burns (R-Mont) $59,590

Richard Pombo (R-Calif) $54,500

Jim McCrery (R-La) $52,750

2002 President's Dinner Cmte $50,000

John T. Doolittle (R-Calif) $50,000

Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) $42,500

Patty Murray (D-Wash) $40,980

Don Nickles (R-Okla) $40,000

Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) $36,000

Dave Camp (R-Mich) $35,500

John Boehner (R-Ohio) $32,500

Hal Rogers (R-Ky) $32,000

Bob Ney (R-Ohio) $31,500

Tom DeLay (R-Texas) $30,500

Harry Reid (D-Nev) $30,500

Billy Tauzin (R-La) $30,500

Denny Rehberg (R-Mont) $30,000

Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND) $28,000

Tom Daschle (D-SD) $26,500

Charles H. Taylor (R-NC) $25,750

Democratic Party of Michigan $23,000

Trent Lott (R-Miss) $22,000

Roger Wicker (R-Miss) $21,600

Mary Bono (R-Calif) $21,500

James M. Inhofe (R-Okla) $21,500

Brad R. Carson (D-Okla) $20,600

Pete Sessions (R-Texas) $20,500

Republican Party of New Hampshire $20,000

Don Young (R-Alaska) $19,708

Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich) $19,000

Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) $18,500

Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md) $17,500

Charles W. "Chip" Pickering Jr. (R-Miss) $17,500

Jack Kingston (R-Ga) $17,000

Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) $15,500

Jerry Weller (R-Ill) $15,500

Democratic Party of Oklahoma $15,000

Chris John (D-La) $15,000

Republican Party of Mississippi $15,000

Ralph Regula (R-Ohio) $14,500

Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) $14,000

John Breaux (D-La) $13,750

Frank Pallone, Jr (D-NJ) $13,600

Spencer Abraham (R-Mich) $13,000

Eric Cantor (R-Va) $13,000

Christopher S. 'Kit' Bond (R-Mo) $12,500

Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif) $12,500

Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif) $12,500

Gordon H. Smith (R-Ore) $12,500

George W. Bush (R) $12,000

Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo) $12,000

Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo) $12,000

Judd Gregg (R-NH) $12,000

Mary L. Landrieu (D-La) $11,500

Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) $11,500

Barney Frank (D-Mass) $11,100

Max Baucus (D-Mont) $11,000

Tom Petri (R-Wis) $11,000

Chris Cannon (R-Utah) $10,000

Maria Cantwell (D-Wash) $10,000

Democratic Party of North Dakota $10,000

John Ensign (R-Nev) $10,000

Jerry Lewis (R-Calif) $10,000

John McCain (R-Ariz) $10,000

Nick Rahall (D-WVa) $10,000

Republican Party of Kentucky $10,000

Phil Crane (R-Ill) $9,750

Democratic Party of South Dakota $9,500

Democratic Party of Minnesota $9,000

Johnny Isakson (R-Ga) $9,000

Ron Kind (D-Wis) $9,000

Michael G. Oxley (R-Ohio) $9,000

Roy Blunt (R-Mo) $8,500

Peter Deutsch (D-Fla) $8,500

George Radanovich (R-Calif) $8,500

Bob Smith (R-Fla) $8,160

Joe Baca (D-Calif) $8,000

Dick Durbin (D-Ill) $8,000

Tim Hutchinson (R-Ark) $8,000

Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio) $8,000

Xavier Becerra (D-Calif) $7,523

Bill Thomas (R-Calif) $7,500

Tim Johnson (D-SD) $7,250

Dan Burton (R-Ind) $7,000

Lindsey Graham (R-SC) $7,000

George R. Nethercutt Jr. (R-Wash) $7,000

Tom Reynolds (R-NY) $7,000

Craig Thomas (R-Wyo) $7,000

Democratic Party of New Mexico $6,250

John R. Kasich (R-Ohio) $6,067

Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) $6,000

Rick Renzi (R-Ariz) $6,000

Rick Santorum (R-Pa) $6,000

Arlen Specter (R-Pa) $6,000

Suzanne Terrell (R-La) $6,000

Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga) $5,500

Elton Gallegly (R-Calif) $5,500

Pete V. Domenici (R-NM) $5,250

David E. Bonior (D-Mich) $5,000

Tom Cole (R-Okla) $5,000

Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ) $5,000

Democratic Party of Montana $5,000

Phil English (R-Pa) $5,000

Mark Foley (R-Fla) $5,000

J. Randy Forbes (R-Va) $5,000

James V. Hansen (R-Utah) $5,000

Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich) $5,000

Fritz Hollings (D-SC) $5,000

Jay Inslee (D-Wash) $5,000

Thomas P. Keefe Jr. (D-Wash) $5,000

Don Manzullo (R-Ill) $5,000

Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md) $5,000

Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) $5,000

Republican Party of New Jersey $5,000

Deborah Ann Stabenow (D-Mich) $5,000

Heather Wilson (R-NM) $5,000

Joe Wilson (R-SC) $5,000

Tom Davis (R-Va) $4,500

Van Hilleary (R-Tenn) $4,500

Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) $4,500

Wayne Allard (R-Colo) $4,000

Shelley Moore Capito (R-WVa) $4,000

Tom Carper (D-Del) $4,000

Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) $4,000

Kent Conrad (D-ND) $4,000

Tom Feeney (R-Fla) $4,000

Chuck Hagel (R-Neb) $4,000

Robin Hayes (R-NC) $4,000

Jerry Kleczka (D-Wis) $4,000

Jon L. Kyl (R-Ariz) $4,000

Sander Levin (D-Mich) $4,000

Robert T. Matsui (D-Calif) $4,000

George Miller (D-Calif) $4,000

Rob Portman (R-Ohio) $4,000

William V. Roth Jr. (R-Del) $4,000

Larry Craig (R-Idaho) $3,500

Kalyn Cherie Free (D-Okla) $3,500

James L. Oberstar (D-Minn) $3,500

Charles J. Melancon (D-La) $3,100

George Allen (R-Va) $3,000

Ann Womer Benjamin (R-Ohio) $3,000

Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) $3,000

Jack A. Blossman Jr. (R-La) $3,000

Norm Coleman (R-Minn) $3,000

Cal Dooley (D-Calif) $3,000

Tom Foley (I-Minn) $3,000

Sam Graves (R-Mo) $3,000

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) $3,000

Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz) $3,000

John B. Larson (D-Conn) $3,000

Bill McCollum (R-Fla) $3,000

Jim Nussle (R-Iowa) $3,000

David R. Obey (D-Wis) $3,000

Doug Ose (R-Calif) $3,000

Ed Pastor (D-Ariz) $3,000

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) $3,000

Richard M. Romero (D-NM) $3,000

Brad Sherman (D-Calif) $3,000

John E. Sununu (R-NH) $3,000

James M. Talent (R-Mo) $3,000

Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss) $3,000

J. C. Watts Jr. (R-Okla) $3,000

Max Cleland (D-Ga) $2,500

Frank D. Lucas (R-Okla) $2,500

Grace Napolitano (D-Calif) $2,500

Republican Party of Oklahoma $2,500

Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif) $2,500

Bill Luther (D-Minn) $2,250

Rob Simmons (R-Conn) $2,250

Gene Taylor (D-Miss) $2,250

Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) $2,000

Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) $2,000

Rodney Alexander (R-La) $2,000

John Ashcroft (R-Mo) $2,000

Ken Bentsen (D-Texas) $2,000

Dan Boren (D-Okla) $2,000

Charles W. Boustany Jr (R-La) $2,000

Tom Coburn (R-Okla) $2,000

Mac Collins (R-Ga) $2,000

Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn) $2,000

John D. Dingell (D-Mich) $2,000

Doug Dodd (D-Okla) $2,000

Ned Doucet (D-La) $2,000

Lane Evans (D-Ill) $2,000

Sam Farr (D-Calif) $2,000

Mike Ferguson (R-NJ) $2,000

Bill Frist (R-Tenn) $2,000

William L. Gormley (R-NJ) $2,000

Kay Granger (R-Texas) $2,000

Stewart Greenleaf (R-Pa) $2,000

Katherine Harris (R-Fla) $2,000

Melissa Hart (R-Pa) $2,000

Sam Johnson (R-Texas) $2,000

Walter B. Jones Jr. (R-NC) $2,000

Ric Keller (R-Fla) $2,000

John Neely Kennedy (D-La) $2,000

Carl Levin (D-Mich) $2,000

Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark) $2,000

Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) $2,000

Robert Menendez (D-NJ) $2,000

John L. Mica (R-Fla) $2,000

Connie Morella (R-Md) $2,000

C. L. "Butch" Otter (R-Idaho) $2,000

Republican Party of Oregon $2,000

James E. Rogan (R-Calif) $2,000

Craig F. Romero (R-La) $2,000

Adam Schiff (D-Calif) $2,000

Ronnie Shows (D-Miss) $2,000

Adam Smith (D-Wash) $2,000

John Sullivan (R-Okla) $2,000

John E. Sweeney (R-NY) $2,000

Ellen O. Tauscher (D-Calif) $2,000

Billy Tauzin III (R-La) $2,000

Mike Thompson (D-Calif) $2,000

John Thune (R-SD) $2,000

Patrick J. Tiberi (R-Ohio) $2,000

Maxine Waters (D-Calif) $2,000

Curt Weldon (R-Pa) $2,000

Peter DeFazio (D-Ore) $1,500

Norm Dicks (D-Wash) $1,500

Jennifer Dunn (R-Wash) $1,500

Elia Vincent Pirozzi (R-Calif) $1,500

John Kerry (D-Mass) $1,400

Henry Bonilla (R-Texas) $1,250

Rick A. Lazio (R-NY) $1,250

Helen Delich Bentley (R-Md) $1,000

Barbara Boxer (D-Calif) $1,000

Sam Brownback (R-Kan) $1,000

Jim Bunning (R-Ky) $1,000

Ken Calvert (R-Calif) $1,000

Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif) $1,000

Rick Clayburgh (R-ND) $1,000

Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) $1,000

John Cornyn (R-Texas) $1,000

Jim Costa (D-Calif) $1,000

Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla) $1,000

Susan A. Davis (D-Calif) $1,000

Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) $1,000

Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) $1,000

John J. "Jimmy" Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn) $1,000

Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) $1,000

Mike Enzi (R-Wyo) $1,000

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) $1,000

Lee Fletcher (R-La) $1,000

Ernie Fletcher (R-Ky) $1,000

Francis E. Flotron (R-Mo) $1,000

Scott Garrett (R-NJ) $1,000

George W. Gekas (R-Pa) $1,000

Carolyn W. Grant (R-NC) $1,000

Felix J. Grucci Jr. (R-NY) $1,000

Sydney Hay (R-Ariz) $1,000

Tim Holden (D-Pa) $1,000

Claude B. Hutchison Jr. (R-Calif) $1,000

Ernest J. Istook (R-Okla) $1,000

Kimo Kaloi (R-Hawaii) $1,000

Catherine Heller Keating (R-Okla) $1,000

Mark Kennedy (R-Minn) $1,000

John Koster (R-Wash) $1,000

Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) $1,000

Joe Lieberman (D-Conn) $1,000

John Linder (R-Ga) $1,000

Jim Maloney (D-Conn) $1,000

Dick Monteith (R-Calif) $1,000

Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo) $1,000

Anne M. Northup (R-Ky) $1,000

Rico Oller (R-Calif) $1,000

David Phelps (D-Ill) $1,000

Bill Redmond (R-NM) $1,000

Republican Party of Wisconsin $1,000

Bob Riley (R-Ala) $1,000

Charles S. Robb (D-Va) $1,000

Jim Saxton (R-NJ) $1,000

Brian David Schweitzer (D-Mont) $1,000

Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) $1,000

Bill Shuster (R-Pa) $1,000

Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) $1,000

Pete Stark (D-Calif) $1,000

Pat Toomey (R-Pa) $1,000

Gloria Tristani (D-NM) $1,000

Michael R. Turner (R-Ohio) $1,000

John W. Warner (R-Va) $1,000

Derrick B. Watchman (D-Ariz) $1,000

Rick Weiland (D-SD) $1,000

Paul Wellstone (D-Minn) $1,000

Ron Wyden (D-Ore) $1,000

C. W. Bill Young (R-Fla) $1,000

Paul Ryan (R-Wis) $949

Joe Pitts (R-Pa) $894

Bob Borski (D-Pa) $720

Shelley Berkley (D-Nev) $500

Howard L. Berman (D-Calif) $500

Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla) $500

Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) $500

Democratic Party of Washington $500

Bob Ehrlich (R-Md) $500

Mark Emerson (R-Utah) $500

Charles R. Gerow (R-Pa) $500

Phil Gingrey (R-Ga) $500

Kirk Humphreys (R-Okla) $500

Barbara Lee (D-Calif) $500

Devin Nunes (R-Calif) $500

Adam H. Putnam (R-Fla) $500

Ed Royce (R-Calif) $500

Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif) $500

Tom Young (R-Ala) $500

Bill Janklow (R-SD) $250