LA Senate Candidates All Donated To Dems At One Point

Landrieu and CassidyFederal election records from Col. Rob Maness, who is running against Rep. Bill Cassidy and Sen. Mary Landrieu for the Louisiana Senate, show that he donated to an Indiana Democrat in 2012 who was running for a congressional seat in the state.

FEC records obtained found that Maness, who is running as the Tea Party, conservative alternative, donated a total of $2,500 to Jonathan George who was seeking the Democratic nomination for Indiana’s 9th Congressional seat.

George was promoted by the liberal blog the Daily Kos and was described as valuing “Honest and thoughtful discourse, not Tea Party-fueled extremism.”

Maness attacked Cassidy months ago for donating to Democrats, citing records that showed Cassidy had donated to a number of LA Democrats such as Landrieu, former Gov. Kathleen Blanco and State Rep. Ben Nevers.

On the other hand, as far as 2010 and 2012 contributions, Cassidy’s records showed that his leadership political action committee, CASS PAC, has donated to nothing but Republicans. And, Cassidy’s PAC actually donated $1,000 to the opponent of George, Republican Todd Young, who is currently representing Indiana’s 9th Congressional District.

Cassidy donated approximately $10,000 to Mitt Romney during his run for the presidency in 2012, as well as $2,400 to former LA Rep. Rodney Alexander. Also, Cassidy threw $4,800 at former LA Rep. Joseph Cao’s re-election campaign in 2010 and $2,500 to former LA Rep. Jeff Landry. Sen. David Vitter was also given some cash by Cassidy, totaling $1,000 in donations.

Landrieu’s long list of Democrat contributions, via her leadership political action committee, JAZZ PAC, include the following:

  • $10,000 to California Senator Barbara Boxer, who in September of 2013 denounced the creation of the Keystone Pipeline on the floor of the Senate.
  • $15,000 to Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse who is a strong advocate for more oil and gas taxes.
  • $12,500 to New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez who sent a letter in March of 2013, signed off by seven fellow democrats, that stated their opposition to any bipartisan effort to expand drilling. And of those eight senators, Landrieu’s JAZZ PAC donated to a total of seven of them, including Florida Senator Bill Nelson, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and Maryland Senator Ben Cardin.

Cassidy’s donations from 2010 and 2012 in full are listed below:

2012 CASS PAC Congressional Contributions

Altschuler, Randy (R-NY) $500
Austria, Steve (R-OH) $2,000
Barr, Andy (R-KY) $500
Benishek, Dan (R-MI) $2,000
Biggert, Judy (R-IL) >$1,000
Bilbray, Brian P (R-CA) $1,000
Bucshon, Larry (R-IN) $1,000
Buerkle, Ann Marie (R-NY) $1,000
Canseco, Francisco (R-TX) $1,000
Coffman, Mike (R-CO) >$1,000
Cravaack, Chip (R-MN) $1,000
Diebel, Karen (R-FL) $500
Guinta, Frank (R-NH) $1,000
Hayworth, Nan (R-NY) $1,000
Heck, Joe (R-NV) $1,000
Johnson, Timothy (R-IL) $1,000
Lungren, Dan (R-CA) $1,000
Pantano, Ilario Gregory (R-NC) $500
Renacci, Jim (R-OH) $1,000
Walorski, Jackie (R-IN) $500

2012 CASS PAC Presidential Contributions

Romney, Mitt $10,000

2010 CASS PAC Congressional Contributions

Adams, Sandy (R-FL) $1,000
Alexander, Rodney (R-LA) $2,400
Altschuler, Randy (R-NY) $1,000
Barela, Jon (R-NM) $1,000
Barletta, Lou (R-PA) $500
Barr, Andy (R-KY) $1,000
Benishek, Dan (R-MI) $1,000
Berg, Rick (R-CA) $1,000
Brooks, Mo (R-AL) $1,000
Bruun, Scott (R-OR) $500
Bucshon, Larry (R-IN) $1,000
Burns, Timothy R (R-PA) $1,000
Cao, Joseph (R-LA) $4,800
Crawford, Rick (R-AR) $1,000
Dent, Charlie (R-PA) $2,400
Desjarlais, Scott (R-TN) $1,000
Djou, Charles (R-HI) $2,000
Dold, Bob (R-IL) $1,000
Duffy, Sean P (R-WI) $1,000
Emerson, Jo Ann (R-MO) $1,000
Fimian, Keith S (R-VA) $1,000
Fitzpatrick, Michael G (R-PA) $1,000
Flores, Bill (R-TX) $500
Frazier, Ryan L (R-CO) $500
Ganley, Tom (R-OH) $1,000
Gardner, Cory (R-CO) $1,000
Gerlach, Jim (R-PA) $1,000
Gibbs, Bob (R-OH) $500
Gibson, Chris (R-NY) $1,000
Gosar, Paul (R-AZ) $1,000
Graves, Tom (R-GA) $1,000
Griffith, Morgan (R-VA) $2,000
Guinta, Frank (R-NH) $3,400
Hanna, Richard (R-NY) $500
Harmer, David Jeffrey (R-CA) $1,000
Harris, Andy (R-MD) $1,000
Hartzler, Vicky (R-MO) $500
Heck, Joe (R-NV) $1,000
Hultgren, Randy (R-IL) $1,000
Hurt, Robert (R-VA) $1,000
Johnson, Harold (R-NC) $500
Kapanke, Dan (R-WI) $500
Kelly, Mike (R-PA) $1,000
Keown, Mike (R-GA) $500
Kinzinger, Adam (R-IL) $1,000
Koster, John (R-WA) $500
Landry, Jeff (R-LA) $2,500
McKinley, David (R-WV) $1,000
Mulvaney, Mick (R-SC) $1,000
Noem, Kristi (R-SD) $1,000
Nunnelee, Alan (R-MS) $500
Palazzo, Steven (R-MS) $1,000
Pearce, Steve (R-NM) $1,000
Perry, Jeff (R-MA) $1,000
Reed, Tom (R-NY) $1,000
Renacci, Jim (R-OH) $1,500
Ribble, Reid (R-WI) $1,000
Rigell, Scott (R-VA) $500
Rivera, David (R-FL) $500
Roby, Martha (R-AL) $1,000
Runyan, Jon (R-NJ) $1,000
Schweikert, David (R-AZ) $500
Scott, Austin (R-GA) $500
Southerland, Steve (R-FL) $1,000
Stivers, Steve (R-OH) $1,500
Tipton, Scott (R-CO) $1,000
Walorski, Jackie (R-IN) $1,000
Webster, Daniel (R-FL) $1,000
Yoder, Kevin (R-KS) $1,000
Young, Todd (R-IN) $1,000
CASS PAC Senate Contributions

Vitter, David (R-LA) $1,000

Note – The FEC incorrectly reported two 2010 Cassidy donations. They previously reported Cassidy donations to Democrats Ami Bera and Jeff Scott. Corrected reports show those donations went to Rick Berg (R-ND) Austin Scott (R-GA).

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