Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Billy Long accepts $10,000 from politician who wanted no tornado relief for Joplin without spending cuts
Seventh District Congressman Billy Long never distanced himself from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's controversial comments that Joplin tornado victims shouldn't receive any federal money unless it was offset by spending cuts.
Now it appears there are 10,000 reasons why Long didn't stand up to his House colleague.
Long's quarterly report, filed today with the FEC, indicates he received a maximum $5,000 contribution from Cantor's Every Republican is Crucial PAC. It was the second time in less than a year that the PAC has given the first-term Congressman $5,000. PACs are allowed to contribute $5,000 for the primary election and $5,000 for the general election.
Long also picked up a $5,000 contribution from House Speaker John Boehner's "Freedom Project" PAC.
Long reported $120,660.43 in contributions during the last three months of 2011 and spent $45,257.94, leaving him with $325,725.50 in the bank.
Long received $56,500 in PAC money, including the following:
Edward Jones $500
American Society of Anesthesiologists $5,000
Dairy Farmers of America $2,000
Express Scripts $1,000
American Hospital Association $1,000
Association for Advanced Life Underwriters $2,000
Commerce Bancs $500
American Bankers Association $1,000
Dealers Election Action Committee $2,500
Majority Committee PAC $2,500
HEAL PAC $1,000
Rocktenn PAC $1,000
Home Depot $2,000
Enterprise Holdings $2,500
National Beer Wholesalers $5,000
General Dynamics $2,000
Nucor Corporation $1,000
Trucking PAC $1,000
BNSF Railway $1,000
National Air Traffic Controllers $1,000
Realtors PAC $3,000