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AIPAC money machine.


CofCC.org News Team

by Kyle Rogers

AIPAC, American Israeli Political Action Committee, dwarfs any other foreign lobby in congress. Between the 1978-2006 election cycles, nearly 45 million has been dished out to federal candidates by AIPAC. Because of this massive amount of money, many in congress pander to AIPAC, even though it’s purpose is to put Israeli interests ahead of US interests when formulating US foreign policy.

At least three Presidential candidates are members of AIPAC. Hillary, Obama, and Richardson. Giuliani has members of AIPAC on his staff. View the list of AIPAC contribution recipients and ask yourself, “if you donated this much money to congress would they put your interests ahead of the American people?”

AIPAC Contributions in 2003-2004 election cycle. Total: $ 1,910,197

AIPAC Contribution in 2005-2006 election cycle. Total: $ 1,358,537

004 Top Ten Career Recipients of Pro-Israel PAC Funds

Compiled by Hugh Galford

  House: Current Cycle
Hoyer, Steny (D-MD) $37,500
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (R-FL) 36,000
Berkley, Shelley (D-NV) 35,100
Lantos, Tom (D-CA) 31,600
Frost, Martin (D-TX) 31,300
Cantor, Eric (R-VA) 23,750
Crowley, Joseph (D-NY) 23,000
DeLay, Tom (R-TX) 23,000
Lowey, Nita (D-NY) 20,650
Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA) 20,650
  House: Career
Berkley, Shelley (D-NV) $201,455
Frost, Martin (D-TX) 165,414
Engel, Eliot (D-NY) 137,918
Levin, Sander (D-MI) 113,727
Lowey, Nita (D-NY) 109,738
Lantos, Tom (D-CA) 107,250
Hoyer, Steny (D-MD) 92,275
Evans, Lane (D-IL) 87,379
Harman, Jane (D-CA) 86,271
DeLay, Tom (R-TX) 81,050
 
  Senate: Current Cycle
Specter, Arlen (R-PA) $80,350
Boxer, Barbara (D-CA) 73,000
Murray, Patty (D-WA) 72,495
Daschle, Tom (D-SD) 70,500
Reid, Harry (D-NV) 64,999
Bayh, Evan (D-IN) 56,500
Bennett, Robert (R-UT) 55,750
Wyden, Ronald (D-OR) 55,000
Brownback, Samuel (R-KS) 50,850
Shelby, Richard (R-AL) 38,500
  Senate: Career
Daschle, Tom (D-SD) $533,635
Specter, Arlen (R-PA) 461,973
Lautenberg, Frank (D-NJ) 433,806
Durbin, Richard (D-IL) 326,671
Reid, Harry (D-NV) 318,801
Wyden, Ronald (D-OR) 255,562
Lieberman, Joseph (D-CT) 227,758
Boxer, Barbara (D-CA) 223,794
Dodd, Christopher (D-CT) 221,178
Conrad, Kent (D-ND) 201,93