Reason to Support John Leasch for Congress
Contributions---Hastert Received $100,000 from Abramoff and His Clients:
Hastert ultimately collected more than $100,000 in donations from Abramoff's firm and tribal clients betwwen 2001 and 2004. In Jan.2006 Hastert pledged to give approximately $70,000 of the donations to charity. The money went right back to K Street!!!!
Coushatta Campaign--DeLay organized Hastert,Blunt,and Cantor to back Abramoff effort:
One of Abramoff's tribal clients,the Couahattas,opposed a plan by the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians to open a casino at a non-reservation site,expected at the time to be outside Shreveport,LA.,not far from a casino owned by the Coushattas. Abramoff lobbied DeLay's office to organize a June 10, 2003 letter to Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton endorsing a view of gambling law benefiting the Coushattas. The Letter was signed by DeLay,House Speaker J.Dennis Hastert (R-IL),Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Deputy Whip Eric I. Cantor (R-VA), group of people who do not weigh in on Indains issues.
Coushatta Campaign-Hastert held Fundraiser at Abramoff Restaurant ,Supported Coushatta Letter:
House Speaker Dennis Hastert,an Republican from Illinios,held a fundraiser at Abramoff's Signatures restaurant in Washington on June 3,2003,that collected at least $21,500 for his Keep Our Majority politcal action committee from the lobbyist's firm and tribal clients. Seven days later, Hastert wrote Norton urging her to reject the Jena tribe of Choctaw Indains'request for a new casino.
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