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Congress on Sale! Politicians Put Their Mouths Where Their Money Is. - The List - Part II

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The majority of the United States Congress takes money from one or more special interests weighing in heavily on the health care reform bill. In Part One, I showed you the multi-million dollar players down to the mid six figures. In Part II, we look at the mid-six figure senators and representatives.

The Mid-Six Figures of Separation

The group who had donations in the low to mid six figures will also likely be listening loud and clear to their paid constituencies. This is where the rank, the number to the left of the money, tells you how important, in terms of the politicians top five industries giving, these special interests are in keeping the congressperson or senator in office.

The Who's-Who in the mid-six include Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jeff Binghaman (D) who took in $207,563.00 from health professionals in sparsely populated New Mexico.

Elected Official   Pty   ST   Interest Group   Giver
Rank
  Amount   Total
Sen. James W DeMint   R   SC   Health Professionals   4   $256,312.00   $481,914.00
            Insurance   5   $225,602.00    
Kay R. Hagan   D   NC   Retired   3   $473,649.00   $473,649.00
Sen. Richard C. Shelby   R   AL   Insurance   2   $461,499.00   $461,499.00
Sen Ron Wyden   D   OR   Health Professionals   2   $165,050.00   $450,135.00
            Hospitals/Nursing Homes   4   $145,200.00    
            Retired   5   $139,885.00    
Sen. Bernie Sanders   I   VT   Retired   1   $434,899.00   $434,899.00
Sen. Jeff Merkley   D   OR   Retired   3   $422,221.00   $422,221.00
Sen. Susan Collins   R   ME   Health Professionals   4   $392,169.00   $392,169.00
Sen. Roger Wicker   R   MS   Retired   3   $192,655.00   $382,155.00
            Health Professionals   4   $189,500.00    
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse   D   RI   Retired   3   $377,806.00   $377,806.00
Rep. Ben Cardin   D   MD   Health Professionals   5   $370,408.00   $370,408.00
Sen. Tim Johnson   D   SD   Insurance   1   $346,497.00   $346,497.00
Sen. Jon Tester   D   MT   Retired   3   $345,647.00   $345,647.00
Sen. Robert F. Bennett   R   UT   Insurance   2   $209,700.00   $342,244.00
    R   UT   Pharma/Health Products   5   $132,544.00    
Sen. Geoorge V Voinovich   R   OH   Retired   2   $219,136.00   $355,336.00
            Insurance   5   $136,200.00    
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen   R   NH   Retired   4   $349,798.00   $349,798.00
Sen Richard D. Lugar   R   IN   Retired   1   $330,456.00   $330,456.00
Sen. Russ Feingold   D   WI   Health Professionals   3   $307,078.00   $307,078.00
Sen. Patty Murray   D   WA   Retired   3   $304,805.00   $304,805.00
Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg   D   NJ   Retired   5   $289,683.00   $289,683.00
Sen. Thad Cochran   R   MS   Health Professionals   4   $153,050.00   $287,250.00
            Pharma/Health Products   5   $134,200.00    
Sen John A Barrasso   R   WY   Health Professionals   2   $272,050.00   $272,050.00
Sen. Pat Roberts   R   KS   Retired   4   $266,688.00   $266,688.00
Sen Jay Rockefeller   D   WV   Health Professionals   2   $262,950.00   $262,950.00
Sen. Tom Coburn   R   OK   Health Professionals   1   $193,414.00   $255,615.00
            Hospitals/Nursing Homes   5   $62,201.00    
Sen. Barbara A Mikulski   D   MD   Pharma/Health Products   4   $117,495.00   $228,279.00
            Health Professionals   5   $110,784.00    
Sen. Charles E. Schumer   D   NY   Insurance   4   $219,800.00   $219,800.00
Sen. Jim Bunning   R   KY   Insurance   1   $141,433.00   $213,183.00
            Health Professionals   4   $71,750.00    
Rep. Jeff Bingaman   D   NM   Health Professionals   3   $207,563.00   $207,563.00
Rep. John Boehner   R   OH   Insurance   1   $134,900.00   $205,600.00
            Pharma/Health Products   3   $70,700.00    
Rep. Kendrick B Meek   D   FL   Retired   4   $88,402.00   $166,452.00
            Health Professionals   5   $78,050.00    
Rep. Eric Cantor   R   VA   Insurance   2   $132,900.00   $147,900.00
            Eli Lilly & Co.   2   $15,000.00    
Rep. Chris Murphy   D   CT   Retired   1   $110,700.00   $145,550.00
            Health Professionals   2   $34,850.00    
Sen. Johnny Isakson   R   GA   Health Professionals   5   $125,750.00   $125,750.00
Rep. Joseph Crowley   D   NY   Insurance   1   $49,000.00   $120,272.00
            Health Professionals   2   $44,000.00    
            Pharma/Health Products       $27,272.00    
Rep. Dave Camp   R   MI   Insurance   1   $57,250.00   $132,500.00
    R   MI   Pharma/Health Products   2   $49,000.00    
    R   MI   Health Professionals   5   $26,250.00    
Rep. Judd Gregg   R   NH   Pharma/Health Products   2   $129,000.00   $189,200.00
                4   $60,200.00    
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer   D   MD   Insurance   1   $94,020.00   $178,230.00
            Health Professionals   2   $84,210.00    
Sen. Nancy Pelosi   D   CA   Health Professionals   1   $126,500.00   $175,000.00
            Insurance   2   $48,500.00    
Rep. Earl Pomery   D   ND   Insurance   1   $72,500.00   $169,985.00
            Health Professionals   2   $67,385.00    
            Hospitals/Nursing Homes   3   $30,100.00    
Rep. Tom Price   R   GA   Health Professionals   1   $140,350.00   $159,700.00
            Insurance   2   $19,350.00    
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.   D   NJ   Health Professionals   1   $122,150.00   $141,150.00
            Insurance   5   $19,000.00    
Sen. James E Risch   R   ID   Retired   2   $126,800.00   $126,800.00
Jemes E Clyburn   D   SC   Pharma/Health Products   1   $77,500.00   $123,500.00
            Health Professionals   4   $46,000.00    
Rep. Xavier Becerra   D   CA   Health Professionals   1   $64,450.00   $122,827.00
    D   CA   Insurance   2   $30,300.00    
    D   CA   Pharmaceuticals   3   $28,077.00    
Rep. Allyson Schwartz   D   PA   Health Professionals   2   $61,823.00   $123,623.00
            Retired   3   $61,800.00    
Rep. Ron Kind   D   WI   Insurance   1   $63,359.00   $118,178.00
            Health Professionals   2   $41,500.00    
            Pharmaceuticals/Health Products   4   $13,319.00    
Sen. Mitch McConnell   R   KY   Kindred Healthcare   2   $116,200.00   $116,200.00
Rep. Pete Sessions   R   TX   Health Professionals   1   $60,750.00   $110,250.00
            Insurance   4   $25,000.00    
            Pharmaceuticals/Health Products   5   $24,500.00    
Rep. Charles B. Rangel   D   NY   Insurance   1   $60,400.00   $109,900.00
            Health Professionals   2   $49,500.00    
Rep. Spencer Bachus   R   AL   Insurance   1   $109,000.00   $109,000.00
Rep. Paul Ryan   R   WI   Insurance   1   $44,750.00   $108,340.00
            Retired   2   $40,035.00    
            Health Professionals   4   $23,555.00    
Rep. Mike Rogers   R   MI   Pharma/Health Products   1   $50,000.00   $107,300.00
            Insurance   2   $30,000.00    
            Health Professionals   3   $27,300.00    

In the next section, we look at the low-six figure players.

CONTINUED...

To see the full list: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI