Source: WayneMadsenReport.com

August 14, 2005

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STATE-BY-STATE REPUBLICAN SCANDAL SCORECARD

State

Investigation Target

Disposition

Alabama

Sen. Richard Shelby


Gov. Robert Riley


Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff. Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Alaska

Senate President Ben Stevens (son of US Senate Pro Tem President Ted Stevens)


Sen. Ted Stevens

Probed for accepting consulting fees from oil services firm Veco. Subject to a recall petition.

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff


Arkansas

Arkansas Republican Party

Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Arizona

Rep. J. D. Hayworth

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

California

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger










Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham


Rep. Dana Rohrabacher



Rep. Doug Ose


Rep. Richard Pombo


Rep. John Doolittle


Rep. Ed Royce

Ethics probe for accepting salary from two men’s fitness magazines while governor, possible kickback from American Media publisher to Schwarzenegger charity and silence money to a woman who had an extramarital affair with Schwarzenegger. This probe may go criminal.

Probed for bribery regarding financial ties with and favors for defense firm MZM

Tied to Abramoff scandal on loan papers. Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Colorado

Colorado Republican Party

Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Connecticut

Gov. John Rowland

Rep. Rob Simmons



Convicted, imprisoned 2004

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff


Delaware

Attorney General Jane Brady

Accused of helping MBNA Bank of Wilmington skirt campaign finance laws.

DC

Jack Abramoff, GOP lobbyist


Adam Kidan, DC Dial-a-Mattress franchise in DC and Abramoff associate

Michael Scanlon, former chief of staff to Tom DeLay


Steve Rosen, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

Keith Weismann, AIPAC



Larry Franklin, Colonel, USAF Reserves, Dept. of Defense

Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Vice President;s Chief of Staff

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove



Indicted, wire fraud, conspiracy

Indicted, wire fraud, conspiracy


Being probed for involvement in Indian casino scandal with Abramoff, Kidan, and DeLay

Indicted for criminal conspiracy involving classified national security information

Indicted for criminal conspiracy involving classified national security information

Indicted for criminal conspiracy involving classified national security information

Probed for illegal disclosure of CIA classified information

Probed for illegal disclosure of CIA classified information

Florida

Rep. Katherine Harris, US Senate candidate



Rep. Tom Feeney







Rep. Ric Keller



Probed for campaign donations from MZM, Inc. (related to Duke Cunningham probe)

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff. Probed for corporate ties to Yang Enterprises, involved in over billing state of Florida. Feeney was Jeb Bush’s 1994 running mate for Lt. Gov.

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff and Kidan.

Georgia

Ralph Reed, candidate for Lt. Gov.



Sen. John Isakson


Sen. Saxby Chambliss


Rep. Phil Gingrey


Rep. Jack Kingston

Probed for involvement in Abramoff, Kidan, DeLay Indian casino money laundering.

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Guam

Gov. Felix Camacho

Probed for ties to Abramoff and demoting Acting US Attorney for Guam Frederick Black

Hawaii

New Hawaii PAC and House GOP PAC

Campaign violations filed against a number of GOP candidates for the state legislature and US House for skirting spending limits.

Idaho

Rep. Michael Simpson


Rep. Butch Otter

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Illinois

House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Rep. Jerry Weller







Probed for accepting money from Turkey.

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff (Weller is married to the daughter of Guatemalan dictator and mass murderer [300,0000 Guatemalans] Efrain Rios Montt).

Indiana

Rep. Dan Burton

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff


Iowa

Sen. Charles Grassley

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Kansas

Rep. Jim Ryun


Sen. Sam Brownback

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Kentucky

Gov. Ernie Fletcher






Transportation Commissioner Dan Druen

Deputy Personnel Secretary Bob Wilson

Darrell Brock, Chairman of Kentucky GOP

Gov. Personnel Adviser Basil Turbyfill

Transportation Secretary ill Nighbert

Dick Murgatroyd, Gov. Deputy Chief of Staff

Jim Adams, Deputy Transportation Secretary

Cory Meadows, Executive Director, Transportation Dept.

Environmental Protection Commissioner Lloyd Cress

Sen. Jim Bunning


Lt. Gov. Stephen Pence

Criminal probe in a state employees’ merit system scandal. Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff.

Merit system scandal, witness tampering. Indicted.

Merit system scandal. Indicted

Merit system scandal. Indicted.

Merit system scandal. Indicted

Merit system scandal. Indicted

Merit system scandal. Indicted

Merit system scandal. Indicted.

Merit system scandal. Indicted.


Probed in merit system scandal

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Louisiana

Sen. David Vitter

Linked to Abramoff in a case involving a Louisiana Indian tribe.

Maine

Maine Republican Party

Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Maryland

Joseph Steffen, aide to Gov. Bob Ehrlich


Gov. Bob Ehrlich

Resigned for starting a rumor campaign against Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley.

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Massachusetts

Gov. Mitt Romney’s Executive Office of Environmental Affairs

Under ethics cloud for awarding a $10,000 contract to conservative Boston Herald columnist to write columns supportive of Romney’s policies.

Michigan

Rep. Dave Camp

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff


Minnesota

Rep. Gil Gutknecht

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Missouri

Sen. Christopher Bond


Sen. Jim Talent


Gov. Matt Blunt

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Mississippi

Rep. Charles Pickering


Rep. Roger Wicker


Sen. Thad Cochran

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Montana

Sen. Conrad Burns

Rep. Dennis Rehberg

Probed for links to Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Nebraska

Rep. Jon Christensen

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Nevada

Sen. John Ensign

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

New Hampshire

Sen. John Sununu


Rep. Jeb Bradley


House Speaker Gene Chandler

Probed for receipt of money from DeLay tainted PAC

Probed for receipt of money from DeLay tainted PAC

Campaign contributions violations

New Jersey

GOP State Chairman Tim Wilson



Rep. Jim Saxton


Rep. Frank LoBiondo


Rep. Mike Ferguson

Probed for his firm receiving $2.7 million from the Burlington County Bridge Commission

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

New Mexico

Rep. Heather Wilson

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff


New York

Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro and US Senate candidate

Probed for campaign donations from mobsters. Her husband served a year in prison for tax evasion.

Northern Marianas

Gov. Froilan Tenorio

Grand Jury probe, ties to Abramoff

North Carolina

Rep. Charles Taylor






Hayes Martin, Taylor Campaign Treasurer

Rep. Walter Jones

Probed for ownership of shady Russian bank – whose other major investor is a former KGB general. Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Indicted, fraud and money laundering

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

North Dakota

Richard Clayburgh, House candidate

Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Ohio

Gov. Bob Taft, Misuse of state funds/ethics violations



Thomas Noe, Bush-Cheney 04 campaign chair, NW Ohio; Turnpike Commissioner; University Regent

Bernadette Noe, Thomas Noe’s wife; chair Lucas County GOP; chair Lucas Co. Board of Elections

Brian Hicks, Taft chief of staff, member Ohio University Board of Trustees

Cherie Carroll, Taft Chief of Staff Executive Secretary

Rep. Bob Ney






Rep. Jean Schmidt







Rep. Ralph Regula


Under investigation, two Federal Grand Juries, one state Grand Jury, Ohio Ethics Commission/ “Coingate”

Misuse of state funds for rare coin fund




Misuse of state funds




Convicted



Convicted


Being probed for involvement with Abramoff, Kidan, and DeLay, Indian casino money laundering. Recipient of contributions from Abramoff and Kidan.

Probe of financial ties to Games, Inc., and proposal to put Ohio State Lottery on the Internet. Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Oklahoma

Rep. Ernest Istook


Sen. James Inhofe


Sen. Tom Coburn

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff


Oregon

Sen. Gordon Smith

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff


Pennsylvania

Rep. Don Sherwood



Rep. Curt Weldon


Sen. Arlen Specter


Rep. Joe Pitts

Investigated by DC police for assaulting and choking a 29-year old Maryland woman

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican New Progressive Party (GOP affiliate party)

Paid Abramoff $400,000 for lobbying for 1998 statehood referendum

Rhode Island

Former House candidate (2002) Mike Battles




Providence Mayor Vince Cianci

Firm, Custer Battles, disbarred from Iraq contracts after allegations of over charging and money laundering

Imprisoned in 2002 for 5 years.

South Carolina

Rep. Joe Wilson



Rep. Gresham Barrett



Rep. Henry Brown

Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

South Dakota

Sen. John Thune


Rep. Bill Janklow

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Guilty, second degree manslaughter, imprisoned. Recipient of contributions from Abramoff


Tennessee

Rep. Van Hilleary

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Texas

Rep. Tom DeLay, House Majority Leader







Jim Ellis, Director Americans for a Republican Majority (ARMPAC)

PAC tied to DeLay and Abramoff

John Colyandro, Texans for a Republican Majority (TRMPAC), DeLay associate

Warren RoBold, Lobbyist and DeLay associate

House Speaker Tom Craddick


Sam Walls, candidate for Texas House

Probed for campaign finance fraud, ties to Abramoff/Kidan, Saipan sweat shops. Grand Jury, Travis County prosecutor, and House Ethics Committee probing DeLay

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Indicted





Indicted



Indicted


Probed for campaign violations involving TRMPAC and DeLay

Photos of him wearing women’s clothes surfaced in the 2004 runoff campaign

Utah

Rep. Chris Cannon

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Vermont

Gov. Jim Douglas

Opposition to universal health care in Vermont tied to huge contributions from insurance industry.

Virginia

Rep. Virgil Goode



Jerry Kilgore, gubernatorial candidate

Rep. Eric Cantor


Rep. Randy Forbes


Sen. George Allen


Rep. Tom Davis



Probed for contributions from MZM, Inc. (related to Duke Cunningham probe)

Received $5000 from MZM, Inc.

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff and Kidan.

Washington

Rep. George Nethercutt


Rep. Doc Hastings

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

West Virginia

Rep. Shelly Moore Capito

Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Wisconsin

Rep. Paul Ryan

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Wyoming

Sen. Mike Enzi


Rep. Barbara Cubin

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Recipient of contributions from Abramoff