Seventh District Republican Congressional candidate Billy Long's contributor list for the past quarter reads like a who's who of big business, including a couple that are reminiscent of recent excesses.
FEC documents posted Friday show Halliburton and Exxon Mobil each dropped $1,000 into Long's campaign chest. The American Bankers' Association gave the maximum $5,000; credit industry law firm Hunter & Williams chipped in with $1,000, and the R. J. Reynolds PAC gave $2,500.
Long also received big bucks from many of the so-called leadership PAC, including $5,000 from the Rely on Your Beliefs PAC of Roy Blunt, the man Long hopes to succeed, plus thousands from the leadership PACS of such Republican luminaries as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and Congressman John Boehner, Eric Kantor, and Paul Ryan.
The FEC documents also indicate Long loaned his campaign $42,000.