By: Diane Benjamin
Donations to Darin LaHood from Political Action Committees:
See who donates and receives contributions from this PAC here: https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?cycle=2014&strID=C00412288
The Founder of this PAC is a career politician and heads the Transportation Committee in the House. Bill Shuster took over his dad’s seat after a scandal involving a lobbyist forced dad to quit. Shuster is now dating a lobbyist, but evidently it’s legal. Source: http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/gop_congressman_chair_of_transportation_committee_literally_in_bed_with_airline_lobbyist
Future Leaders PAC
This site shows only 1 donor in 2014 – Jerry Lewis PAC – $5000 https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgave.php?cycle=2014&cmte=C00269407
Jerry Lewis PAC
OpenSecrets.org has no information on this PAC. It was started by former Rep. Jerry Lewis (Ca) who decided not to run for reelection, so he converted his campaign balance of $856,408 into a PAC. Lewis was also involved in a controversy involving lobbying and funneling money to them as the head of the House Appropriations Committee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lewis_%E2%80%93_Lowery_lobbying_firm_controversy
Republican Main Street PAC
I wrote about this PAC a few days ago: http://blnnews.com/2015/04/27/darin-lahood-please-stop-pretending/
See donor and recipients here: https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?cycle=2014&strID=C00451294
The PAC was started by Rep Peter Roskam (Il) to raise his profile. He wanted to be Eric Cantor – now defeated House Majority Leader: http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/peter-roskam-beefs-up-political-operation-aims-for-bigger-national-profile-20130618
If LaHood is really a TEA Party conservative, why are so many establish GOP insiders giving him money?
The Illinois GOP establishment hates conservatives. If LaHood is really a conservative, why are they not running a candidate against him?