Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Billy Long not only failing to drain the swamp, he's soaking up the overflow

With all of the resources at its disposal, the campaign team for Seventh District Congressman Billy Long was unable to determine the occupation for two of its donors.

Tim McGivern, who gave $1,000 to the Long campaign was listed as "information requested" in the campaign finance report filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

The Turner Report will provide that information- Tim McGivern is a lobbyist and not just one of your run-of-the-mill lobbyists. Among the clients represented by McGivern's powerhouse D.. C. lobbying firm Ogilvy Government Relations, are AFLAC, American Bankers Association, the American Petroleum Institute, and AT&T.

The campaign also couldn't figure out Brent Delmonte's employer and listed him "information requested" even though Delmonte also gave $1,000. Delmonte is a lobbyist for BGR Government Affairs, a firm that has a client list that includes the American Health Care Association and the governments of the Ukraine, India, and Kurdistan.

McGivern and Delmonte were two of at least nine lobbyists who contributed to the Long campaign during the last three months, according to the FEC report.

The Seventh District Congressman, who was first elected seven years ago with the claim that he was "Fed Up," has spent the last seven years, not only failing to drain the swamp, but continuing month after month, year after year, to soak up all of the excess from that swamp.

Between April 1 and June 30, Long received $9,250 from nine lobbyists and $157,000 from special interest political action committees out of his $254,506 in contributions. More than $50,000 came from PACS or lobbyists representing the pharmaceutical, medical, or insurance fields.

At the conclusion of the reporting period, he had $573,792.77 in his campaign account.

Lobbyists contributing to Long, in addition to McGivern and Delmonte, include the following:

-Darren Wilcox, W Strategies- The firm represents nearly a dozen pharmaceutical companies, $500

-Terry Paul- Cassidy and Associates, which counts Bayer, Cerner, Intel and MGM Resorts among its clients, $500

-Joanna McIntosh, lobbyist for the Motion Picture Association of America, $2,000

-Ryan Long- BGR Government Affairs represents American Health Care Association and the governments of Ukraine, India, and Kurdistant, $500

-Michael Chappell, Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock represents a wide variety of companies, including health care, pharmaceuticals, gambling, and oil, $1,000

-Gregg Hartley, Cloakroom Advisors represents AT&T, Bayer, Cerner, and Expedia, among other clients, $2,500

-Gregg Skall, Womble, Carlisle, Sandridge & Rice, Blackwater, $250

Long received at least $2,000 from the following special interest groups:

Outdoor Amusement Business Association $2,500
21st Century Fox $3,500
Astellas US Lic. $2,000
Society for Vascular Surgery $2,000
Cox Enterprises $2,000
U. S. Travel Association $2,500
Sony Pictures Entertainment $2,000
Burlington Northern $2,500
AT&T $5,000
Verizon Wireless $4,000
Boeing $2,500
Amgen $5,000
National Association of Broadcasters $5,000
Cerner $2,500
Valero Energy $2,500
Biogen $2,500
National Turkey Federation $2,500
Society of Interventional Radiology $2,500
National Cattleman's Beef Association $2,500
Sanofi U. S. Services $2,500
Westrock $2,000
American Society of Anesthesiologists $3,500
American College of Cardiology $2,500
Tyson Foods $2,500
Union Pacific $2,500
Comcast $4,500
Outdoor Amusement Business Association $2,500
Viacom $2,000
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons $4,000
United Health $2,000
National Emergency Medicine $2,500
Time Warner $2,000
Marathon Petroleum $2,000
Lone Star Leadership $5,000
Gridiron PAC $2,000

Other PACs giving at least $1,000 include Cigna, Dairy Farmers of America, Clear Channel, Amazon, Facebook, Phillips 66, American Gaming Association, Burger King, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Orthopaedic Association, American College of Surgeons, Kansas City Power and Light, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Dental Associates, American Physical Therapy Association, CVS Health, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, Petroleum Marketers Association, U. S. Oncology Network, Medmax, General Electric, Lockheed Marrtin, Laboratory Corporation of America, Ford Motor Company, American College of Radiology, Nexstar Broadcasting, Realtors PAC, Anheuser Busch and Mallinckrodt.


Anonymous said...

Again, I didn't vote for this clown, for those of you who did, you got just what you should have expected.

Anonymous said...

This guy looks like sw mo and is a perfect rep this area you get what you deserve

Anonymous said...

They drained the swamp and then filled the trough.

Dollar Bill said...

Billy Long said he was only going to serve for four terms and then give someone else the chance to represent the district. I guess the big money and the easy trips to Las Vegas led to another broken promise.

Anonymous said...

Billy was a lying piece of work well before he went to Congress.

Anonymous said...

My husband nor I have ever voted for this sorry excuse for a human being & we never will. We knew what he was like before getting into politics & didn't like him then. He never works for the people of this State, & never will debate an apponent because he knows he dorsn't have to because he can buy his way to keep his seat. Along with the Koch Brothers paying to keep him in office. We no longer have democracy in this country.

Unknown said...

Oh, yes he has always been a liar & morally & ethically corrupt.

It's deplorable to see all the medical & pharmaceutical companies that have contributed to this big-mouth racist & bigot.

Anonymous said...

He made fun of the emergency alert system when no one else did!