Skip to comments.JD Hayworth Paid More than $101,000 by Indicted Lobbyist Jack Abramoff
Posted on 01/28/2010 11:13:45 AM PST by Maelstorm
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a research group in Washington that monitors the influence of money in politics, Mr. Hayworth was the largest single Congressional recipient of donations from Mr. Abramoff and his family, his associates, his Indian tribe clients and a gambling cruise ship line that he owned, with more than $101,000 going to Mr. Hayworth and his political action committee since 1999. Mr. Hayworth was also a frequent guest in sports skyboxes controlled by Mr. Abramoff and his clients, and at Signatures, a Washington restaurant owned by the lobbyist.
Mr. Mitchell said Mr. Hayworth needed to return donations linked to Mr. Abramoff if he wanted to prove that he was not involved in "all the corruption that's been going on in Washington." In the meantime, Mr. Mitchell said, the party was looking for a strong candidate to challenge Mr. Hayworth in a race that, he said, would now focus in large part on the incumbent's ties to Mr. Abramoff.
Mr. Hayworth's chief of staff, Joe Eule, said in a statement that he did not take Mr. Mitchell's threats seriously and that the congressman had no intention of returning the money.
He said that Mr. Hayworth, co-chairman of the House Native American Caucus, "has been a hero to tribes nationwide" and that it was not surprising that "tribes, including a few formerly affiliated with Mr. Abramoff, have been generous in supporting Mr. Hayworth's political efforts."
The research by the Center for Responsive Politics shows that of the top 25 Congressional recipients of political money linked to Mr. Abramoff, 19 are Republicans and 6 are Democrats. The second largest recipient was listed as House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, with $69,000 in donations.
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I do not expect pure people in Government. Pure people are hard to find and may not make good politicians. I want a real Conservative who will not sell us down the river for cheap Mexican Labor. I support Hayworth and we should too. He is a voice of reason in a time of problems. Sadly, many of those problems were caused by RINOs like McCain. Its time for him to go. We need no “Lions of the Senate” who stay in for generations. We need people who hold to the views of the American People.
God the McStain lackies are out in force now. Notice there are NO threads about all the good things about McCain, but all the bad things about JD. Attack ads show desperation. Anyone who fights this hard for McCain is no friend to conservatives.
That's because Ol' Yellowstain and Obama were not competing against each other.
If J.D. committed a crime, indict him. He didn't. Neither did McCain.
Here you go, why not save the image of that letter vindicating J.D. Hayworth, print it off on your old dot-matrix printer, roll it into a fine tube, and then ram it where the sun don’t shine.
For a McCain troll, you’re not too bright.
Another article that ignores the Keating 5. Posting all this crap does not hurt Hayworth around FR. He was never found guilty of any wrongdoing. Period.
This Arizona election will be decided on the immigration issue. I’m confident JD will make McCain’s push for amnesty a central issue in the campaign. Not to mention McCain’s support for stifling free speech with McCain-Feingold.
You are so far up MCain a**, that you had to go to the archives to find this anti-Hayworth article from 2005?
Looks like you were right, sjb.
J.D. HAYWORTH BUMP!!
I agree,go public right away,explain.Then say McCain does not want to deal with the real issues.
Planted by McCain’s folks no doubt.
Charlie Keating always took care of his friends, especially those in politics. McCain was no exception. In 1982, during McCain's first run for the House, Keating held a fund-raiser for him, collecting more than $11,000 from 40 employees of American Continental Corp. McCain would spend more than $550,000 to win the primary and the general election. In 1983, as McCain contemplated his House re-election, Keating hosted a $1,000-a-plate dinner for him, even though McCain had no serious competition. When McCain pushed for the Senate in 1986, Keating was there with more than $50,000. By 1987, McCain had received about $112,000 in political contributions from Keating and his associates
Read all about it here
You keep posting this crap about JD I'll keep posting the things McCain did that were FAR worse. Remember, the money McCain took was back in the 80s, mark it up for inflation and it's quite a chunk of change.
There are many attempting to besmirch J.D. Hayworth, not just the left-wing progressive fascists.
Progressive RINO lovers are attacking him also.
Be Ever Vigilant!
My, my, what have we here.
McCain’s Law Preserved Loophole for Tribal Contributions
by Amanda B. Carpenter
Sen. John McCain (R.-Ariz.), chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee, says the campaign finance reform law he sponsored in 2002 intentionally left open a loophole that allows Indian tribes to make campaign contributions to an unlimited number of candidates for federal office.
Before McCains law passed, most Americans were allowed to give an aggregate of only $25,000 to party committees and candidates for federal office in any two-year election cycle. Indian tribes were not subject to that cap. McCains law lifted the aggregate-contribution cap to $95,000 for ordinary American contributors, but declined to impose any cap at all on Indian tribes.
When I asked McCain last week why this was the case, he said, Because tribes are sovereign entities. They are treated on a government-to-government relationship, and were looking at that whole issue.
I asked, But it was an intentional thing? McCain replied, Oh yeah. Because they are sovereign nations unquote. We sign treaties with them.
When I pointed out that the U.S. does not allow contributions from foreign governments, McCain said, No, we dont. But theyre American citizens. So, its a unique kind of a status.
It’s also quite interesting to note the BIG contributors to McCAin..the same ones Obama gets! Merrill Lynch $
JPMorgan Chase & Co
And the top 5 industries...2nd is LAWYERS, last is ‘conservative’
Just goes to show that we have GOT to stop electing politicians for any office. Go grab an owner of a local hardware store and beg him to run.
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