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Miers Donated to Democrats

Picking through the background of newly minted Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, there are some political activities that may irritate the president's conservative base -- she donated campaign cash to a handful of Democrats, including Al Gore.

In her defense, the donations date back to the 1980s. For example, Miers gave $1,000 to Gore, then a senator from Tennessee,  during his 1988 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to Political Moneyline -- the best site on the Web to track money and politics.

During that same cycle, Miers donated $1,000 each to Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex.) and the Democratic National Committee.

Miers's more recent donations are less surprising. She gave $2,000 to President Bush's 2004 re-election effort and $5,000 to Bush's recount fund in the aftermath of the 2000 election.

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 3, 2005; 10:20 AM ET
Categories:  Politics and the Court  
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