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NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 6, 2006 Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) Has Reimbursed

NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 6, 2006

NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 6, 2006 Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) Has Reimbursed Corporations

Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) Has Reimbursed Corporations At Least $313,749 For Corporate Jet Travel, More Than Double The Second Highest Traveler. (Political Money

Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed 3/6/06)

Edwards Has Reimbursed Corporations At Least 120 Times For Corporate Jet Travel. (Political Money Line Website,

www.tray.com, Accessed 3/6/06)

Money Line Website, www.tray.com , Accessed 3/6/06) “One Democratic Senate Aide Said Some In The Caucus

“One Democratic Senate Aide Said Some In The Caucus Fear That The Message Of Corruption May Already Be Backfiring As The Public Appears Ready To Blame Both Governing

Parties …” (Erin P. Billings, “Reid Eyes Long-Term Plan,” Roll Call, 3/7/06)

Anonymous Democrat Senate Aide: “Some of us are wondering how we went from culture of corruption, to ‘We’re guilty, too’ on the [Jack] Abramoff scandal.” (Erin P.

Billings, “Reid Eyes Long-Term Plan,” Roll Call, 3/7/06)

“Reid Eyes Long-Term Plan,” Roll Call , 3/7/06) Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-TN) Returned A $300 Donation

Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-TN) Returned A $300 Donation Made By David Lancaster, Who Is An Employee Of Harold Grooms.

(“State Briefs: Probe Prompts Return Of Campaign Donation,” The Tennessean, 3/8/06)

“[Grooms] Has Been Under Investigation Since At Least 2000 …” When Captured Marijuana Smugglers

Listed Grooms As Their Boss. (“Governor's Campaign Returns Another Contribution From Cocke Co.,” The Associated Press, 3/7/06)

Bredesen’s “Campaign Last Month Returned $23,000 In Donations By Other Individuals In Cocke County [TN] Identified As Targets In The Joint Federal-State Probe.”

(“Governor's Campaign Returns Another Contribution From Cocke Co.,” The Associated Press, 3/7/06)

Thus Far, More Than 150 People Have Been Arrested In The Investigation, Including Seven Cocke County

Lawmakers. (“Governor's Campaign Returns Another Contribution From Cocke Co.,” The Associated Press, 3/7/06)

From Cocke Co.,” The Associated Press , 3/7/06) Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ) Paid $5,000 To Bail

Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ) Paid $5,000 To Bail A Lobbyist,

Accused Of Stalking, Out Of Jail. (Angela Delli Santi, “N.J. Governor Bailed Out Lobbyist Accused Of Stalking Party Chairman,” The Associated Press, 3/8/06)

Lobbyist Karen Golding Is Accused Of Breaking Into NJ Democrat Party Chair And Assemblyman Joseph Cryan’s Car, “[A]nd Of Writing Threatening Letters And Making Threatening Calls To Cryan And Others.”

(Angela Delli Santi, “N.J. Governor Bailed Out Lobbyist Accused Of Stalking Party Chairman,” The Associated Press, 3/8/06)

In 2003, Then-Rep. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Wrote A Letter Of Recommendation On Behalf Of James Delaney, “A Major Campaign Contributor Whose Company Was Seeking Public

Technology Consulting Contracts. (Bill Albers, “Menendez Letter Aides Public Contracts For Big Campaign Donor,” PoliticsNJ.Com, Accessed 3/7/06)

Five Days Later, Menendez Got $4,000 From Delaney.

(Bill Albers, “Menendez Letter Aides Public Contracts For Big Campaign Donor,” PoliticsNJ.Com, Accessed 3/7/06)

Delaney, His Family, And His Company Hindsight, Inc. Have Donated At Least $28,500 To Menendez And $47,300 To The NJ County Democrat Organization He Formerly Chaired. (Bill Albers, “Menendez

Letter Aides Public Contracts For Big Campaign Donor,” PoliticsNJ.Com, Accessed 3/7/06)

Hudson County Gave Hindsight, Inc., A $4 Million Contract Though Its Bid Was $850,000 More Than

The Lowest Bid. (Bill Albers, “Menendez Letter Aides Public Contracts For Big Campaign Donor,” PoliticsNJ.Com, Accessed 3/7/06)

Officials Say The Letter Is “[U]nusual, And Outside The Standard Practices” Since Hindsight “[I]s Neither Located In Menendez’s District Nor Was It Seeking A

Federal Grant …” (Bill Albers, “Menendez Letter Aides Public Contracts For Big Campaign Donor,” PoliticsNJ.Com, Accessed 3/7/06)

Brian Urbano, Chairman Of New Jersey Common Cause: “[The circumstances certainly] raise red flags.”

(Bill Albers, “Menendez Letter Aides Public Contracts For Big Campaign Donor,” PoliticsNJ.Com, Accessed 3/7/06)