Top Recipients of Special Interest Money

Saturday July 19, 2003 6:19 PM
By The Associated Press -
Sources: Center for Responsive Politics, House roll call votes.



The top five recipients of special interest money during the 2002 campaign cycle on each issue and how they voted. (Y-yes, N-no, NV-not voting, P-present):




MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Contributions from doctors and other health care professionals, who wanted a ``yes'' vote:

Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., $333,200, Y

Nancy Johnson, R-Conn., $275,499, Y

Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, $224,352, N

Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., $218,230, Y

Billy Tauzin, R-La., $174,128, Y

Contributions from trial lawyers, who wanted a ``no'' vote:

Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., $638,053, N

Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., $322,305, N

Patrick Kennedy, R-R.I., $300,248, N

Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., $272,900, N

Jim Marshall, D-Ga., $243,000, N

 


CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS

Contributions from businesses, which wanted a ``yes'' vote:


Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., $3,379,099, NV

Nancy Johnson, R-Conn., $2,541,338, NV

John Dingell, D-Mich., $2,504,665, N

Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., $2,121,770, NV

Anne Northup, R-Ky., $2,045,051, Y

Contributions from trial lawyers, who wanted a ``no'' vote:


Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., $638,053, NV

Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., $322,305, N

Patrick Kennedy, R-R.I., $300,248, N

Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., $272,900, Y

Jim Marshall, D-Ga., $243,000, N

 


BANKRUPTCY

Contributions from finance and credit card companies, which wanted a ``yes'' vote:


Michael Oxley, R-Ohio, $58,662, Y

Eric Cantor, R-Va., $41,900, Y

C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., $41,625, P

Richard Baker, R-La., $41,500, Y

Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., $41,250, Y

Consumer groups, which wanted a ``no'' vote, contributed only $1,298.

 


ENERGY BILL

Contributions from the oil and gas industry, which wanted a ``yes'' vote:

Don Young, R-Alaska, $122,950, Y

Billy Tauzin, R-La., $120,750, Y

Joe Barton, R-Texas, $119,898, Y

John Sullivan, R-Okla., $112,100, Y

Chip Pickering, R-Miss., $101,350, Y

Contributions from environmental groups, which wanted a ``no'' vote:

Mark Udall, D-Colo., $50,885, N

Jay Inslee, D-Wash., $32,981, N

Rush Holt, D-N.J., $32,095, N

Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., $26,350, N

Rick Larsen, D-Wash., $25,087, N

 


GUN MANUFACTURER LIABILITY

Contributions from supporters of gun owners' rights, who wanted a ``yes'' vote:

Marilyn Musgrave, R-Colo., $23,056, Y

Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., $22,400, Y

Randy Forbes, R-Va., $20,850, Y

Mike Rogers, R-Ala., $19,950, Y

Robin Hayes, R-N.C., $19,900, Y

Contributions from gun control groups, which wanted a ``no'' vote:

Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif., $5,000, Y

Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., $4,000, NV

Dennis Moore, D-Kan. $3,750, N

Diana DeGette, D-Colo, $1,500, N

Tom Udall, D-Colo., $1,250, N

 


OVERTIME PAY

Contributions from labor unions, which wanted a ``yes'' vote:


Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., $350,700, NV

Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., $337,789, Y

Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., $319,480, Y

Martin Frost, D-Texas, $315,550, Y

Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., $308,750, Y

Contributions from businesses, which wanted a ``no'' vote:

Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., $3,379,099, NV

Nancy Johnson, R-Conn., $2,541,338, NV

John Dingell, D-Mich., $2,504,665, N

Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., $2,121,770, NV

Anne Northup, R-Ky., $2,045,051, Y




Sources: Center for Responsive Politics, House roll call votes.