MAJOR UPDATE: Over 70 Congressmen In AT&T Letter Writing Campaign Received Donations from Big Orange

Posted on Jun 26 2011 - 12:21am by Kyle

MAJOR UPDATE:  A friend of ours pointed out today that there is over $3 million in AT&T government pay offs check out this link here too http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000000076&chamber=&party=&cycle=2010&state=&sort=A

This probably won’t come as a surprise to many of you. We already reported earlier in the month that AT&T had greased the palms of Non-Profit Organizations that wrote letters on their behalf in support of the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger.  Now TmoNews is reporting via PaidContent.org that over 70 Congressmen who signed a letter on behalf of AT&T in the T-Mobile purchase, received donations.

AT&T is no stranger to the big payoff. Over the last two decades AT&T has been the single largest corporate donor to members of Congress.  It’s apparently clear that AT&T can buy the support of Congress, but not a good quality network.

The list of House Democrats who signed the letter (from paidcontent.org) appears after the break.  Many Congressmen received over $10,000 from AT&T in the last election cycle.  Although the AT&T/T-Mobile merger was announced in March 2011, you can bet that this plan has been in the works for a long time.

G. K. Butterfield $10,500
Gene Green $10,000
Peter Welch $6,500
Joe Baca $10,250
John Barrow $10,000
Dan Boren $10,000
Robert Brady $9,000
Ben Chandler $7,000
Silvestre Reyes $8,500
William Lacy Clay, Jr. $10,500
Al Green $10,000
Alcee Hastings $10,000
Nick J. Rahall $10,000
James P. Moran $2,500
Gregory W. Meeks $9,500
Albio Sires $9,000
Tim Holden $8,000
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. $11,250
Ed Pastor $10,000
Mike Ross $10,250
Rubén Hinojosa $7,500
Henry Cuellar $10,000
Joseph Crowley $10,000
Eddie Bernice Johnson $9,000
Luis Gutierrez $5,500
Adam Schiff $5,500
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. $3,350
Adam Smith $4,500
Corrine Brown $6,000
Chaka Fattah $8,000
Henry C. Johnson, Jr. $2,000
Michael Michaud $8,500
Loretta Sanchez $11,000
Donna M. Christensen $7,500
Ted Deutch $6,000
Jim Costa $10,500
Betty McCollum $1,000
Ed Perlmutter $5,500
Brad Miller $2,000
Yvette Clarke $7,000
Grace Napolitano $4,000
Steve Cohen $5,000
Ron Kind $7,000
Betty Sutton $4,000
Heath Shuler $10,000
David Scott $11,500
Jared Polis NA
Cedric Richmond NA
Shelley Berkley $7,000
Frederica Wilson NA
Tim Bishop $10,500
Marcia Fudge $9,000
Rosa DeLauro $2,000
Karen Bass NA
Christopher S. Murphy $6,800
Frank Pallone $7,500
Laura Richardson $8,000
Dennis Cardoza $10,000
David Cicilline NA
Raúl Grijalva $2,000
Danny K. Davis $6,000
Brad Sherman $5,500
Ben Ray Luján $5,000
Dutch Ruppersberger $7,500
Terri Sewell NA
John B. Larson $5,500
Charles A. Gonzalez $10,500
James R. Langevin $8,000
Collin C. Peterson $4,500
Jerry McNerney $12,750
Joe Courtney $4,250
Gerald Connolly $9,500

Total $496,400

Table source: Center For Responsive Politics Via Paidcontent.org
Source: Paidcontent.org via Tmonews

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  • Carloyn

    wow, I can’t believe that American politicians can be easily bought for around $10,000…why so low?….. Are they Chinese politicians in disguise? 

    and I thought Republicans are worse… with this low price, Democrats have lowered the bar even further. US is doom!!!