Skip to comments.JD Hayworth Paid More than $101,000 by Indicted Lobbyist Jack Abramoff
Posted on 01/28/2010 11:13:45 AM PST by Maelstorm
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a research group in Washington that monitors the influence of money in politics, Mr. Hayworth was the largest single Congressional recipient of donations from Mr. Abramoff and his family, his associates, his Indian tribe clients and a gambling cruise ship line that he owned, with more than $101,000 going to Mr. Hayworth and his political action committee since 1999. Mr. Hayworth was also a frequent guest in sports skyboxes controlled by Mr. Abramoff and his clients, and at Signatures, a Washington restaurant owned by the lobbyist.
Mr. Mitchell said Mr. Hayworth needed to return donations linked to Mr. Abramoff if he wanted to prove that he was not involved in "all the corruption that's been going on in Washington." In the meantime, Mr. Mitchell said, the party was looking for a strong candidate to challenge Mr. Hayworth in a race that, he said, would now focus in large part on the incumbent's ties to Mr. Abramoff.
Mr. Hayworth's chief of staff, Joe Eule, said in a statement that he did not take Mr. Mitchell's threats seriously and that the congressman had no intention of returning the money.
He said that Mr. Hayworth, co-chairman of the House Native American Caucus, "has been a hero to tribes nationwide" and that it was not surprising that "tribes, including a few formerly affiliated with Mr. Abramoff, have been generous in supporting Mr. Hayworth's political efforts."
The research by the Center for Responsive Politics shows that of the top 25 Congressional recipients of political money linked to Mr. Abramoff, 19 are Republicans and 6 are Democrats. The second largest recipient was listed as House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, with $69,000 in donations.
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Nice knowin’ ya, JD. Best get out now before it gets worse. Too bad you already quit your radio show. Not much chance of getting that job back now.
Didn’t that money go to charity once Abramoff was exposed?
“Paid” is a loaded term. He received donations, but whether you consider them “payment” is opinion, not fact.
JD really does want to follow in McCain’s footsteps...
I hope he and McCain destroy each other, and John Shadegg steps in at the last minute to sweep the primary and the election.
McCain is either a political coward or he's corrupt. Perhaps both.
John McCain, the Keating Fifth?
Yeah, Hayworth got about 300 dollars less than Obama.
PLUS he gave it away when he realized it was tainted. Wonder what Bambo did.
1987/00/00 McCain has received $112,000 by this time for Congressional and Senate campaigns, from Charles Keating, his relatives, and his employees, the largest amount to any Keating 5 member
The REAL John McCain: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2439413/posts
Listen up, jerkoff. Hayworth was investigated for 3 years, and they came up with NOTHING!
Boy, McCain must really be threatened by JD. Frankly it would take a very bad candidate for me to want McCain to stay in office. In fact I would send a goat to the Senate in place of McCain. We’ll maybe not, considering Barney Frank is just down the hall.
Thats nothing, John McCain tried to legalize an invasion of his people for personal gain,....talk about a scumbag.
And McCain chose to call JD out on it but not Obama.
McCain is either a political coward or he’s corrupt. Perhaps both.
Lord knows how much money John Sidney McCain has taken from pro-Illegal Alien Amnesty groups...Mexican lobbyists....Coyotes....Mexican drug cartels...
He does a lot of good for all of those
JDs involvement with Abrahoff pales in comparison to McCain’s past treasonous doings....unless JD slept with Abrahoff’s farm animals....these repeated articles trashing JD are an excercise in futility
“Nice knowin ya, JD. Best get out now before it gets worse. Too bad you already quit your radio show. Not much chance of getting that job back now.”
Thank you for your opinion TROLL.
So, Maelstorm, why don’t you just come out and admit you are in favor of AMNESTY and McCain? THAT is what this is all about.
You just posted another article about this, but evidently didn’t bother to read it! Sorry! We are not illegal alien foreigners, we CAN read English!
J.D. Hayworth was given $$$ by the Indian tribes, by way of Abramoff. The tribes insisted he keep the donation!
J. D. Hayworth is clear on this issue, whether you like it or not.
A lot of news has been made since this article was first published. Care to post any follow up articles or is one accusation from five years ago enough for you?
I thought all of the Abramoff stuff was already used by the ‘Rats during J.D.’s last election. Besides, unless he changed his vote after the donation I don’t see the problem. More dirt.
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