Monday, June 10, 2013

Bennie's bling

Thought I'd dig through Bennie's campaign finance reports. Think his donors are all liberal Democrats, unions, and other similarly-thinking groups? Nope. His donors have a certain corporate, maybe even Republican air about them, you know, what he accused Jonathan Lee of being. Here are the donors since 2012 that gave over $1,000:

2013 (Cash on hand: $1.2 million)
Balch and Bingham: $4,000
Comcast: $1,000
Mississippi Power: $2,500
Raytheon: $1,500
Symantec: $2,500
Wal-mart: $1,500
Wal-green: $1,500
Grain Communications: $2,500 (Cellular services)
Isle of Capri employees: $1,750
Silver Companies: $2,000 (REIT)
American Crystal Sugar Company: $2,500
Boeing PAC: $1,500
CH2M Hill Companies: $1,500
Credit Suisse: $1,500
CTIA: Wireless Assn. : $1,000
Firstenergy Corp: $1,000
General Dynamics: $1,500
Honeywell: $1,000
International Paper: $1,500
MERCK PAC: $1,500

2012 (Cash on hand end of 2012: $1.2 million)
Butler Snow: $5,000
Frank Dixon; $1,000
Sturdivants: $2,000
ATT: $6,000
Johnson & Johnson: $1,500
Pfizer: $9,500
Pitney Bowes: $2,000
Delta Airlines: $2,000
Lorillard Tobacco: $1,000
Duke Energy: $2,500
Linda Fondren: $2,500
Andrew Jenkins: $3,500
U.S. Rice Federation: $1,000
Society of Independent Gasoline: $2,000
Hardwood Federation: $4,500
Kane Ditto: $500
Butler Snow: $1,000
Andrew Jenkins: $2,500
Mississippi Power Company: $7,500
ACEC PAC (Am. Council of Engineering Companies): $4,000
BP: $3,000
Deloitte & Touche: $5,000
Eli Lilly: $1,500
General Dynamics: $60,00
GE: $2,000
Honeywell: $5,000
KPMG: $2,500
MEDCO Health PAC: $1,500
National Association of Realtors: $6,000
Raytheon: $6,500
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers: $2,500
John Palmer: $1,000
Baker Donelson: $1,000
Baxter Healthcare: $3,500
Boeing PAC: $10,000
Huntington Ignalls Industries: $3,500
Florida Sugar Cane League: $3,500
National Beer Wholesalers: $5,000
UPS: $4,000
Wal-mart: $4,000
Grain Communications: $5,000
Grain's wife: $3,000
J.L. HOlloway: $3,000 (Hamm industries)
AT&T Federal Pac: $9,000
BANKPAC: $3,000
Deloitte Pac: $10,000
Fedex: $10,000
GE: $4,000
Honeywell: $10,000
Edison Electric PAC: $3,000
Raytheon: $10,000
T-Mobile: $2,000
UPS: $7,000
United Technologies: $4,500
Wal-Mart: $6,500
Leslie Lampton: $2,200
Bill Lampton: $500
William Lampton: $1,200
Les Lampton III: $1,000
Total lampton donations: $4,900
Abbot Labs Employee PAC: $6,000
American Dental Ass.: $2,000
American Gaming Assn: $5,000
American Healthcare Assn PAC: $2,000
Computer Sciences Corp. PAC: $7,000
Isle of Capri: $2,000
McDonald's: $13,500
Merk: $3,000
Microsoft: $6,500
Oracle: $2,500
Plum Creek Timber: $3,500
Union Pacific: $5,000
Amgen: $7,500 (Healthcare)
Atmos: $2,000
Trustmark: $20,674


Anonymous said...

Butler Snow at the Top in 2012 donations...amd WHO does all the political consulting for BS? The GREATEST RHINO, TURN-COAT, ColinPowellish Republican in Mississippi....Haley "Pardon Me" Barbour!!!!! There was a time when people like Haley would have been run out of the state for PARDONING MURDERERS! How far we have fallen!

Anonymous said...

No surprise there. Bennie is notorious for taking meetings from "republicans" only if they make a donation to his campaign.

bill said...

And this is a surprise to whom? Everyone wants access, and that's how you get it. Lots of people, myself included back in the days when I needed access from time to time, contribute to both candidates in an election, and it's a no brainer for anyone doing business in the Delta, or even Mississippi, to stay on Bennie's good side. For the most part you'll find these same names on the donor list of any Mississippi member of Congress.

Anonymous said...

Lot's of Miss Power .Few operations (none) in Bennie's district. Winston County plant lives via Haley. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Legalized Extortion! And everyone of them is guilty.

Boll Wevil Up Bennie's Ass said...

11:04; Being extorted is not a crime. Extorting is.

Anonymous said...

Take a chill pill, 9:59.

Anonymous said...

So if that nice pot of dough doesn't all get spent and ole Bennie rides into the sunset, where does the money go?

Back to the donors? Ha ha ha. I made a funny.

bill said...

Federal election law allows a member of Congress to convert his campaign donations to personal funds upon his retirement. I don't know if it's tax free, but I wouldn't be surprised to find out that they thought of that as well.

Anonymous said...

Shame on you RHINO Republicans. you have been... outed. Duly noted.

Anonymous said...

geez, if you're going to try to hurl insults at people at least spell them correctly.

"Republican in Name Only" gives you "RINO", not "RHINO", 2:54 and 9:59 am.

Anonymous said...

I realize that most of these posters live and breathe ideology, so I am sure I will be beaten up for saying it- but grow up and live in the real world.

These people are businessmen. Successful businessmen. Contributing to him and having access to him is a part of them successfully running their businesses and employing a lot of people who support a lot of families.

The rest of you can all get together for your Ayn Rand Fan Club Meet Ups- but the people who are doing good in this world sometimes have to have dealings with people they disagree with.

Micah Gober said...

Gee, I'm going to have to change Banks. Thank you Kingfish I didn't know Trustmark donated money to that Socialist.

Anonymous said...

I'm really curious as to why the Lampton family is donating so much. Wouldn't figure they'd be the type to sit down with Bennie Thompson. Unless, of course, Bennie's got something special in his peace pipe.

Anonymous said...

So, a list of a bunch of racketeers giving money to a racketeer, do tell?

Pugnacious said...

Enoch Sanders had it right on Trustmark! And Trustmark contributed big bucks to the the Winter/Barksdale/Manning/Scruggs campaign to change the State flag back in 2003? The flag flap--that St. Andrews' cross would be offensive to Japanese industries moving to Mississippi-- must have been humorous to the Sons of Nippon whose Imperial rising sun flag and chrysanthemum were taken from them during the occupation by the Imperial Sons of Lincoln's "Northern Hammers."

District IV said...

Micah Gober better get ready to put it under his mattress, then.

Bennie plans to roll all of the dough into reparations in his district. He's got this guilt thing going on about not bringing in any jobs over a period of 21 years. It's not that bigga deal but sorta eats at him.

Kingfish said...

Lamptons have a plant in Vicksburg unless I'm mistaken.

Anonymous said...

They also have plants all over Communist China. These guys are BIG DOGS.

Anonymous said...

I thought Kingish didn't allow libel/slander.

Anonymous said...

Amen 6:49. Sounds like jealousy to me.

Marc said...

I figure it's a safe bet that anyone who calls Mr. LB Lampton's kids "a bunch of bumbling fools" is either jealous or a bumbling fool himself/herself.

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