Thursday, May 13, 2004

G.O.P. Got Most Money From Drug-Card Company Workers

Employees at 28 firms and their parent companies certified by the Bush administration to be national distributors of discount prescription drug cards contributed about $1.8 million to Republican candidates in this year's election, a study by a group that monitors campaign donations has found.

The contributions, which included $275,000 to President Bush's re-election campaign, represent about 71 percent of the $2.5 million these companies gave to candidates from both parties, according to the study, done in March by the Center for Responsive Politics....

Officials at the department said there was no connection between contributions and approvals.

"There's no connection here whatsoever," said William A. Pierce, a department spokesman.....

--New York Times


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