There Are No Limits on How Much Lobbyists Can Deliver Through “Bundling” – ABC News


Most Lobbyist Money Going to Dems

There Are No Limits on How Much Lobbyists Can Deliver Through “Bundling”

By Fredreka Schouten

WASHINGTON

Fundraising by Washington lobbyists so far this year has chiefly benefited the Democratic Party, according to a USA TODAY analysis of campaign finance reports available for the first time under a new ethics law.

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Fundraising by Washington lobbyists so far this year has chiefly benefited the Democratic Party, according to a USA TODAY analysis of campaign finance reports available for the first time under a new ethics law.

Federal lobbyists helped collect more than $3.7 million during the first six months of 2009, and nearly $2.3 million went to Democrats, the analysis shows. The party now controls both chambers of Congress and the White House.

There are no limits on how much lobbyists can deliver to lawmakers and party committees through “bundling” — collecting contributions from friends, family and colleagues — as they work to shape federal policy in their clients’ favor.

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