June 11, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ED MARKEY CAMPAIGN WAR CHEST LINED WITH SPECIAL-INTEREST DOLLARS
MARKEY HAS TAKEN OVER $1 MILLION IN SPECIAL INTEREST DONATIONS FROM INDUSTRIES HE REGULATES
“I’m running against a career congressman who for 37 years has taken millions and millions of dollars from special interest lobbyists to bankroll his political career and to protect the status quo in Washington. We won’t reform Washington by electing politicians like Congressman Ed Markey who take money from industries they regulate to run dirty negative ads aimed at scaring voters. I’m going to Washington to serve the people and come home, not cash in.”- Gabriel Gomez
Congressman Markey Has Taken Millions From Special Interests And Lobbyists:
Congressman Ed Markey Has Taken Over $3.4 Million In Special-Interest PAC Contributions.Rep. Markey has taken $3,427,797 in special-interest PAC donations since 1980, according to Congressional Quarterly. (CQ’s Political Money Line Website, www.cq.com, Accessed 6/10/13)
Since 1989, Markey Has Taken $881,517 From Registered Lobbyists. (Center For Responsive Politics Website, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 6/10/13)
Congressman Markey Accepts Cash From Industries He’s Supposed To Regulate:
Rep. Ed Markey Sits On The House Energy & Commerce Committee, Which Regulates Telecom And Internet Activities. “Committee activity related to telecommunications and information transmission by broadcast, radio, wire, satellite, or other mode; the National Broadband Plan; Internet regulation; and spectrum policy.” (House E&C Committee Website, http://democrats.
- Markey Has Taken Over $1 Million In Special-Interest PAC Donations From The Communications And Technology Industries He Regulates. According to Congressional Quarterly analysis of FEC records, since 1980 Markey has taken $1,064,250 in PAC donations from the communications and tech industry, including telephone and cellular companies, Internet providers, and online companies. (CQ’s Political Money Line Website, http://www.politicalmoneyline.
com/, Accessed 5/3/13)
Rep. Ed Markey Is The Ranking Member On The House Natural Resources Committee, Which Regulates Energy, Minerals, Wildlife, And Public Lands. “The House Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Doc Hastings of Washington, considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation. The Committee is comprised of 47 Representatives, 26 Republicans and 21 Democrats. Click here to read more about the Committee’s specific jurisdiction.” (House Natural Resources Committee Website,http://naturalresources.house.
- Markey Has Taken Almost A Quarter Million Dollars In Special-Interest PAC Donations From The Natural Resources Industry He Regulates. According to Congressional Quarterly analysis of FEC records, since 1980 Markey has taken $238,863 in PAC donations from the natural resources industry, including power utilities, energy trade associations, and other energy-related companies. (CQ’s Political Money Line Website, http://www.politicalmoneyline.
com/, Accessed 5/3/13)