December 5, 2011

THE HILL: Ties to Corzine put Democratic lawmakers in tricky position.

A former U.S. senator from New Jersey and governor of that state, Corzine is a longtime leader of the Democratic Party who served as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2004. He is also a generous financial supporter of President Obama.

Corzine gave $15,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Sept. 28 and $30,800 to the Democratic National Committee in June.

While he has contributed to Democrats such as Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Reps. Rush Holt (D-N.J.), Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and George Miller (D-Calif.), Corzine has become a political liability to his former allies on the Hill. . . . The recipients of Corzine’s campaign contributions include Holt, Pallone, Miller, and Reps. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.), Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Donald Payne (D-N.J.), Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) and Steve Rothman (D-N.J.).

Quick, go through the archives to see what they said about Abramoff.

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