Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
May 14, 2003

SO, IT TURNS OUT that Major League Baseball has been berry berry good to members of Congress (about 60/40 to the Democrats), notably Dick Gephardt and James Sensenbrenner (the latter is chairman of a committee that oversees baseball's antitrust exemption), although frankly the amounts of money involved (at least for the individual members) isn't that much (you can't buy a guy like Gephardt for $5,000).

Posted by Baseball Crank at 08:00 AM | Baseball 2002-03 • | Politics 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

$5000 is the maximum contribution that a PAC can make to an individual Member of Congress. Interesting that the max was given to the Minority Leader and only $2000 to the Speaker. Jim Sensenbrenner is not only the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, but is also Bud Selig's representative--he represents suburban Milwaukee.

Posted by: Jon at May 15, 2003 09:46 AM
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