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AIG’s “Jackpot Jimmy” Gave to Dodd

By on 3.20.09 | 1:25PM

Rush has been talking about him, and the New York Times has a story on the travails of James "Jackpot Jimmy" Haas, an AIG executive featured on the front page. Haas, suddenly the subject of public scorn whipped up by Democrats in Congress, has twice to contributed money to…Senator Christopher Dodd.

A resident of upscale Fairfield, Connecticut, on July 4, 1998 Haas gave $500 to Friends of Chris Dodd, according to FEC reports. Haas listed his business as "AIG Trading Products." On April 18, 2004, Haas again donated to Dodd, this time giving $1,500 and listing his business as "AIG Financial Products." 

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