Saturday, October 16, 2010

Big business interests line up behind Billy Long

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.


Timeshare Jake said...

What happened to the Billy Long who wasn't going to be influenced by special interest. I guess he is fed up with that pledge too. Sarah Steelman's endorsement letter of Long is good comedy material as Billy Long adopts the establishment ways.

Busplunge said...

Boehner and Ryan want to privatize Social Security, does that mean Long does too?

Anonymous said...

Given that Obama is the enemy of all businesses, big and small, is it any wonder they're donating to people who they hope will collectively capture the House and significantly hinder his assault on them?

Anonymous said...

Just like in Washington he is trying to buy his way in. If he is taking this much running for the office you can only imagine what he will take if he gets in there.