June 28, 2007
Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) will recuse himself should the House ethics committee review Rep. John Murthaâ€™s (D-Pa.) earmark activities. . . .
Doyle is a longtime ally of Murtha, the dean of the Pennsylvania delegation. They also share some campaign contributors; many lobbying firms that donate heavily to Murtha and whose clients are recipients of millions of dollars in earmarks from him are also among Doyleâ€™s top contributors.
Murthaâ€™s relationship with the two lobbying firms, KSA Consulting and the PMA Group, came into question on Monday following a report about earmarks he obtained for the firmsâ€™ clients.