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The Wylys's GOP contributions

The Center for Responsive Politics has published an article looking at the contributions of the Wyly brothers--accused of a massive securities fraud--to political candidates.

Here's an excerpt of the center's spreadsheet looking at donations to candidates (only those receiving $4,000 and more).

Candidate Total
Kay Bailey Hutchison $30,400
Pete Sessions $29,000
Dick Armey $28,000
Phil Gramm $27,000
Lamar Smith $24,200
Jeb Hensarling $18,200
Joe Barton $10,000
Kay Granger $10,000
Sam Johnson $10,000
John Cornyn $8,200
John Thune $8,000
Bill Frist $7,000
George Bush $6,000
George W Bush $6,000
Ed Harrison $6,000
Judd Gregg $5,000
Harold Hampton Hodges $5,000
Henry Bonilla $4,200
Richard Burr $4,000
Elizabeth Dole $4,000
Louis B Gohmert Jr $4,000
Jon L Kyl $4,000
Mel Martinez $4,000
Randy Neugebauer $4,000
Ted Poe $4,000
Rick Santorum $4,000
James M Talent $4,000
Arlene Wohlgemuth $4,000

And here's an excerpt of the center's spreadsheet looking at donations to committees.

Donor Committee Total Dems Repubs
Wyly, Charles & Dee Republican National Cmte $855,150 $0 $855,150
Wyly, Charles & Dee National Republican Senatorial Cmte $105,000 $0 $105,000
Wyly, Charles & Dee National Republican Congressional Cmte $54,500 $0 $54,500
Wyly, Charles & Dee 2000 Republican House/Senate Dinner Cmte $30,000 $0 $30,000
Wyly, Charles & Dee Republican Party of Texas $30,000 $0 $30,000
Wyly, Charles & Dee DalenPAC $17,500 $0 $0
Wyly, Charles & Dee Republican Party of Montana $1,000 $0 $1,000
         
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Republican National Cmte $483,900 $0 $483,900
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. National Republican Senatorial Cmte $117,200 $0 $117,200
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. National Republican Congressional Cmte $106,000 $0 $106,000
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Republican Party of Iowa $13,042 $0 $13,042
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Republican Party of Texas $10,000 $0 $10,000
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. California Majority PAC $5,000 $0 $0
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Republican Unity Coalition $5,000 $0 $0
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Republican Party of Arizona $1,158 $0 $1,158
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Republican Party of Florida $1,044 $0 $1,044
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Republican Party of Pennsylvania $812 $0 $812
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Republican Party of Ohio $773 $0 $773
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Republican Party of Michigan $657 $0 $657
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Republican Party of Missouri $425 $0 $425
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Republican Party of Wisconsin $386 $0 $386
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Republican Party of Minnesota $328 $0 $328
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. American Conservative Union $250 $0 $0
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Arkansas Leadership Cmte 2003 FCRC $232 $0 $232
Wyly, Sam & Cheryl J. Republican Party of Washington $212 $0 $212

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  July 30, 2010; 9:30 AM ET
 
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Comments

Well hey, that was money well spent when they were scamming their way out of paying taxes. I mean, the GOP is pretty cheap to buy off when you're a billionare quite obviously. I'd love to see some of their glad handing photo-ops too. It might illustrate the corruption a bit more directly that way.

Funny how you don't see any of those Tea Party flakes ranting about this any.

I guess cause when it comes down to it they're less about the squirrel shooting revolution, and more about sucking off rich dudes, just like the guys who they vote for all the time.

Posted by: Nymous | July 30, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Can we see the data on Hassan Namazee, Hillary's fundraiser, who was actually convicted (not just indicted) of defrauding banks of $292 million.

No, apparently not. I suppose that story doesn't rate multi-day coverage in the Post--it didn't even merit more than an AP article on A3 some time back. Why would it? It's about a Democrat, not those evil, perfidious, indicted-yet-unconvicted Republicans.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Yes, a good return on a relatively insignificant investment for these guys.

It's Hassan Nemazee, and he did obtain $292 million in loans from three banks.
http://www.businessinsider.com/ex-democratic-fundraiser-hassan-nemazee-sentenced-to-12-years-in-jail-fraudsters-2010-7

"Nemazee, 60 years old, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and three counts of bank fraud in March." At least he saved the taxpayers the cost of a trial.

From http://www.mortgagefraudblog.com/index.php/weblog/permalink/hassan_nemazee_sentenced_for_defrauding_lenders/

"Hassan Nemazee, 60, Manhattan, New York, former political fundraiser, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 144 months in prison for defrauding Bank of America, N.A. ("BofA"), Citibank, N.A. ("Citibank"), and HSBC Bank USA, N.A. ("HSBC"), out of $292 million in loan proceeds. In addition to the prison term, United States District Judge Sidney H. Stein, who imposed the sentence, ordered Nemazee to pay restitution of more than $292 million to the defrauded banks and to serve 3 years of supervised release."

Amazing. He is required to pay back more than he fradulently borrowed. How can he do that?

Posted by: dotellen | July 31, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Only $10,000.00 for Joe Barton? This is outrageous! No wonder no apology is coming from Cong. Joe Barton for the shakedown being applied to the Wylys Brothers.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 31, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

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