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August 23, 2014

With No Election, Agriculture Interests Still Give to Saxby Chambliss

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Although a U.S. Senator has announced he is not seeking re-election in 2014, the PACs of agriculture-related corporations and associations still give money to his leadership PAC.

The leadership PAC of Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., the Republican Majority Fund, reported today it had receipts of $44,870 and disbursements of $46,193 during the third quarter of 2013. The PAC has $82,512 cash on hand as of 9/30.

Sen. Chambliss sits on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry. His leadership PAC received $5,000 from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange PAC; $5,000 from the Action Committee for Rural Electrification; $4,000 from Norfolk Southern Corp Good Government Fund; $2,500 from Miller Coors LLC PAC; $2,000 from Abbott Laboratories; and $1,000 from the Ice Cream Milk & Cheese PAC.

Chambliss also sits on the Senate Committee on Armed Services. His leadership PAC received $5,000 from the Lockheed Martin Employees PAC.

His PAC also received $1,000 from Georgia-based AFLAC Inc. PAC; $2,500 from Tennessee-based Federal Express PAC; and $2,000 from Pinnacle West PAC.

Individual contributors to the PAC included donors from the Washington., D.C. area lobbying firms of Hecht Spencer & Associates, Hurt Norton & Associates, Federal Policy Group, Ball & Associates, and the National Association of Waterfront Employers.

The PAC gave $27,500 to federal candidates, including $5,000 to Mike Enzi, R-Wy.; $5,000 to Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.; $5,000 to Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; $5,000 to Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; $2,500 to Senate candidate Steven Lonegan, R-NJ; and $5,000 to House candidate Rick Allen, R-Ga..

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

  • Leonard Bullock

    So is Saxby taking the detour to K street? (…or are these just parting gifts?)
    His lobbying for both Georgia and Agribusiness is going to be missed, not to forget the weapons industry.
    How does his departure change the money flow now; where will the bulk of
    his share go? Will it all go to the GOP?
    At least the loss of a power broker of his status gives southern states a moment to clean house, but just a moment. The sycophants are hyperventilating in the wings.
    A potentially incendiary election season for Georgia next year.

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