Democrats and Their Abramoff Connections

The Washington Post today created a stir in the democratic ranks when they reported on the democratic ties to Abramoff:

The second complaint is from Republicans, who say The Post purposely hasn’t nailed any Democrats. Several stories, including one on June 3 by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, a Post business reporter, have mentioned that a number of Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) and Sen. Byron Dorgan (N.D.), have gotten Abramoff campaign money.

So far, Schmidt and Grimaldi say their reporting on the investigations hasn’t put Democrats in the first tier of people being investigated.

But stay tuned. This story is nowhere near over.

Last week the Washington Times reported on the democrats who may be primary targets in the investigation including Sen. Harry Reid (Nev.) and Sen. Byron Dorgan (ND).

40 of 45 Senators of the Senate Democrat Caucus have taken money from Abramoff, his associates, and Indian tribe clients.

 
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