Thursday, June 30, 2011

AT&T makes $3 million in donations to congressmen who then signed letter in support on Merger

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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

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 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 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


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