As Speaker Boehner Is Criticized, Cantor Reports Giving Out Checks
Posted at 5:08 p.m. on June 18, 2013
The leadership PAC of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., reported today it gave out $165,000 during May. The 35 checks of $5,000 each went to 31 candidates and committees. View list.
The report was filed on the same day Speaker John A. Boehner was criticized by some of his own Republican members for his handling of the immigration issue.
Every Republican is Crucial (EricPAC) had given out $480,000 in 2013 through the end of April. In the full 2011-2012 cycle the PAC had given out $2,333,500 in contributions. View Political MoneyLine PAC profile for 2011-2012.
Top donors included some of the top lobbyists in Washington: Sam Geduldig (Clarke Lytle & Gedulding), Steven Hart (Williams & Jensen), David Hobbs (Hobbs Group), Mark Isakowitz (Fierce Isakowitz & Blalock), Susan Hirschmann (Williams & Jensen), L. Charles Landgraf (Arnold & Porter), John Feehery (QuinnGillespie) and L. William Paxon (Akin Gump Strauss).
The PAC raised $140,500 from PACs, including Google Net PAC, Verizon Communications Good Government PAC, Employees of Northrop Grumman PAC, BAE Systems USA PAC, Northwestern Mutual Life PAC, Zurich Group PAC, Allstate Insurance PAC, and MetLife Employees PAC, among others.
Fundraising events during May were at the BLT Steakhouse, Donovan House Restaurant and the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. Other events were at the Sky Hotel, Il Mulino, and Brexi, all in Aspen, Colo. One was held at Restaurant Serenade in Chatham, N.J.
Fundraising consulting was provided by Red River Company. Legal consulting was provided by Wiley Rein. Staff payroll included William Dolbow, Melinda Allen, Rose Ann Janis, Neil Bradley, Sheffield Richey, Doug Heye and Maria Bond.