Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Burris Donated Over $15,000 to Blagojevich. Pay to Play? Or Simple Generosity

Newsmax is reporting:

According to Illinois State Board of Elections records, Burris’ donations to Friends of Blagojevich include:

$1,000 on June 27.
$1,500 on Oct.22, 2007.
A $2,500 contribution on March 13, 2006, by Burris’ lobbying firm, Burris & Lebed Consulting, Inc.

A second contribution on March 13, 2006, also from Burris & Lebed Consulting, Inc., in the amount of $1,500.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Burris and his companies have donated $15,296 to
Blagojevich since 2002.

State records show that Burris & Lebed Consulting, a government-relations, media, and political consultancy firm, was placed on an special 2005 list of 19 Illinois companies to be favored by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) due to minority ownership. Burris’ firm was awarded an IDOT contract valued at $300,000 to recruit firms for construction work, beginning Jan. 1, 2005.

This just keeps getting better as we head into the New Year!

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