Taxpayers for Common Sense and the Center for Responsive Politics have produced a report that reveals how much in campaign contributions members of Congress have received from their earmark beneficiaries. The Washington Post reports:
House and Senate lawmakers have received nearly $2 million in campaign contributions this election cycle from organizations for which they had sponsored earmarks, according to a new report by two nonpartisan watchdogs.Over half of the members of the House and Senate accepted money for the November elections from recipients of their earmarks, according to the report, released Thursday by the Center for Responsive Politics and Taxpayers for Common Sense. Thirteen senators and nine House members received more than $20,000 from companies and organizations that were beneficiaries of their earmarks.
Pretty good stuff these guys put out, and as you might expect, the late John Murtha is near the top of the list. Sort by name, state, amounts, ruminate, chew, spew accordingly.