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Kerry Lobbied for Contractor Who Made Illegal Contributions

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posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 11:58 AM
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I'm not bashing Kerry by posting this, and Im sorry if this is a re-post, but I thought some members might find it intereting.

story.news.yahoo.com.../latimests/20040219/ts_latimes/kerrylobbiedforcontractorwhomadeillegalcon tributions

WASHINGTON Sen. John F. Kerry sent 28 letters in behalf of a San Diego defense contractor who pleaded guilty last week to illegally funneling campaign contributions to the Massachusetts senator and four other congressmen.


Members of Congress often write letters supporting constituent businesses and favored projects. But as the Democratic presidential front-runner, Kerry has promoted himself as a candidate who has never been beholden to campaign contributors and special interests.


Between 1996 and 1999, Kerry participated in a letter-writing campaign to free up federal funds for a guided missile system that defense contractor Parthasarathi "Bob" Majumder was trying to build for U.S. warplanes.


Majumder's firm, Science and Applied Technology Inc., was paid more than $150 million to design and develop the program in the 1990s. But the program ran into some stumbling blocks at the Pentagon.

So, what do all of you think of this?




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