With No Election, Agriculture Interests Still Give to Saxby Chambliss
Posted at 2:06 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2013
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..