John Sweeney and Bob Ney (who recently pled guilty in federal corruption charges) are both active supporters of Heather Wilson's campaign for congress. Bush is quoted as saying, "Send Heather Wilson back to congress." Visit Wilson Watch for more on her record.
Other donations from Sweeney's PAC in this election cycle include:
- a big donation to his fellow endangered conservative Republican colleague, Senator Rick Santorum. Santorum is with Sweeney on CREW's list of the top 20 corrupt members of congress. Santorum made headlines when he blamed Boston for the pedophile priest scandal (nevermind that it happened across the country). Now that the Foley scandal is out, Boston is saying, "Back at you Santorum."
- Rick O'Donnell, the GOP candidate who wrote a 1995 article titled "For Freedom's Sake, Eliminate Social Security," in which he wrote "it is time to slay the largest government 'entitlement' program of all, Social Security."
- Peter Roskam was involved in a campaign fund-raising scheme where those "who dared vote against the measure [he supported] would be cut off from typical GOP fund-raising sources" while he "hit up fellow trial lawyers for campaign cash, telling them they wouldn’t vote for tort reform." In other words selling votes for cash. (source)
Should we believe all the mailers that say Sweeney is independent moderate working class boy? No, we should look at the money trail and realize that Sweeney is a part of the problem in Washington.