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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:59 PM
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Forget Senator Vitter's penis..d'oh....
http://scholarsandrogues.wordpress.com/2007/07/11/forge... /

Why isn't the CMSM covering this:

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Sen. Vitter served three terms in the House before he won the 2004 Senate race against Democrat Chris John with 51 percent of the vote. He raised $7,192,566 for that race, of which $1,386,220 came from PACs and $4,980,125 from individuals.

Since 1998, Sen. Vitter has generated $12,354,936 in contributions to his House and Senate campaign committees.

In the years that Sen. Vitter has served in Congress (including his House terms), the federal government has awarded $18.6 billion in contracts to Louisiana of which $10.1 billion went to District 1, his home seat (now held by Rep. Piyush Bobby Jindal).

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman, which says it currently employs more than 17,000 shipbuilding professionals, primarily in Louisiana and Mississippi, has received $4.3 billion in federal contracts during Sen. Vitters time in Congress. Over that time, Northrop has given Sen. Vitter $38,050 in campaign contributions.

McDermott International, an engineering and construction company with facilities in Morgan City and New Orleans, received $354 million in federal contracts. It gave Sen. Vitter $35,250 in campaign contributions.

Edison Chouest Offshore, an offshore vessel service company founded in Galliano, La., received about $66.6 million in federal contracts during Sen. Vitters service in Congress. The company is the largest campaign contributor to Sen. Vitter at $84,526.

BellSouth has received $141 million (not all in Louisiana) in federal contracts during Sen. Vitters time in Congress. BellSouth is Sen. Vitters third-largest campaign contributor at $59,050.

Bollinger Shipyards, which has facilities in Lockport, East New Orleans, St. Rose, Harvey and Morgan City, La., has received about $106 million in federal contracts. It has given Sen. Vitter $43,700 in campaign contributions.

Boh Brothers Construction, which says its Louisianas largest construction company, has given Sen. Vitter $48,400 in campaign contributions. This is the company whose Web site says: Stopping the Surge/Boh Completes Flood Gate at the 17th Street Canal.

C&C Technologies, a privately owned Lafayette, La., surveying and mapping company that operates worldwide, has given Sen. Vitter $36,900. C&C does projects for the U.S. Geological Survey.

Sen. Vitter serves on the Committee on Environment and Public Works and its Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. Energy PACs gave him money. Duke Energy gave him $10,000 for his Senate campaign. Centerpoint Energy gave him $3,500. El Paso Corp., which owns North Americas largest natural gas pipeline system, gave him $6,500. Entergy Corp., which seeks a revival of the nuclear power industry, gave him $7,000. Overall, the oil and gas industries have given him $459,085 and the electric utility industry $110,666.

Sen. Vitter serves on the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety. Over his congressional career, the insurance industry has given him $196,376. (See his top industry campaign donors here.)

Of the 79 bills he has filed on the Senate in his brief career thus far, 16 have co-sponsors. (See them here; select Vitter at Select a Senator.)

During Sen. Vitters time in Congress, his reported personal assets have doubled. In his 1999 financial disclosure statement, he reported assets (stocks, bonds, savings) of between $126,000 and $715,000.

His 2006 financial disclosure statement shows that he has assets of between $1.4 million and $3.9 million. (Only a range of value is indicated on these required disclosures.)

An 2004 unflattering portrait of Sen. Vitter by Mary Jacoby at Salon calls him harp-edged and uncompromising, but enormously talented at self-promotion and duplicitous.

When it comes to sex in Washington, forget the penis. Keep your eyes on the pocketbook. Thats where the real action is.

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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:51 PM
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1. eeek, kick...
:D

Seriously folks, keep your eyes on the ball !
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