Matt Salmon's History of Donating to Democrats
Matt Salmon has personally donated $1000 in sum to two Democrats:
|Ed Pastor||Dem - AZ||US House||6/25/09||$500.00||29934502758|
|Joe Baca||Dem - CA||US House||10/6/09||$500.00||10930235379|
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The Arizona Republic Fact Checked these claims and found the following:
"A Federal Election Commission report shows that in June 2009, Salmon gave $500 to the congressional campaign of Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz. In October, Salmon contributed $500 to the campaign of Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif., according to an FEC report.
Salmon made these contributions when he was employed as a lobbyist with Policy Impact Communications, a firm whose clients have included the Arizona Alzheimer's Research Consortium and the city of El Mirage, according to the FEC report.
A lobbying disclosure search with the House of Representatives Office of the Clerk lists Salmon, a former congressman and Arizona state senator, as a lobbyist with Policy Impact Communications."
Dec'07 Matt accepts offer to join Comptel as their CEO, starts in Jan'08"In December 2007, I was named COMPTEL's Chief Executive Officer and former U.S. Congressman Matthew Salmon was named President. I was a former Chairman of COMPTEL and I joined the staff in mid-2007, serving as interim CEO for six months before permanently taking the CEO role. Matt officially came on board in January 2008 and hit the ground running as our top lobbyist."….Jerry James, CEO Comptelhttp://comptel.org/Files/Annual%20Report/ComptelAnnualReport08Web.pdf
Description of Matt's roleJames and Salmon were COMPTEL's first-ever executive duo. As CEO, James headed the organization's business initiatives while Salmon spearheaded policy advocacy. James took over in June 2007 after Earl Comstock resigned and once Salmon signed on, COMPTEL seemed to find new life as two people used their respective strengths and contacts to lobby for CLEC members.http://www.vision2mobile.com/news/2009/03/matt-salmon-leaves-comptel-for-lobbying-firm.aspx
Fundraising for candidates:Having doubled the money in the COMPTEL PAC (Political Action Committee), COMPTEL's policy team participated in about 40 Congressional fundraisers throughout 2008 and co-hosted two major events at both the Democratic and Republican Presidential Conventions.http://comptel.org/Files/Annual%20Report/ComptelAnnualReport08Web.pdf
Political Donations During Salmon's time at Comptel
Recipient Party Level Salmon's Role Date Amount FEC Report Anna Eshoo Dem House CEO 2/12/2008 1000 28931084320 Byron Dorgan Dem Senate CEO 3/13/2008 2000 28931084321 Mike Doyle Dem House CEO 3/17/2008 1000 28931084321 Jay Inslee Dem House CEO 2/7/2008 1000 28931084322 Ed Markey Dem House CEO 3/13/2008 1000 28931084322 Ed Markey Dem House CEO 3/13/2008 1000 28931084323 Fredrick Boucher Dem House CEO 6/25/2008 1000 28932170148 Ed Markey Dem House CEO 5/9/2008 2000 28932170149 Mike Doyle Dem House CEO 6/26/2008 1000 28932170149 Harry Mitchell Dem House CEO 6/26/2008 1000 28932170150 Bill Nelson Dem Senate CEO 6/26/2008 2000 28932170150 Bart Stupak Dem House CEO 5/7/2008 2000 28932170151 Hilda Solis Dem House CEO 6/26/2008 2000 28932170151 Henry Waxman Dem House CEO 5/5/2008 1000 28932170152 Jay Rockefeller Dem Senate CEO/PAC Treasurer 7/22/2008 1000 28933441732 Jay Rockefeller Dem Senate CEO/PAC 8/19/2008 1000 28933441732 Daniel Maffei Dem House CEO/PAC Treasurer 9/29/2008 500 28933441732 Ed Pastor Dem House CEO/PAC Treasurer 9/11/2008 1000 28933441733 Henry Waxman Dem House CEO/PAC Treasurer 10/10/2008 1000 28933988863 Laura Richardson Dem House CEO/PAC Treasurer 10/29/2008 1000 28993314140 Ed Markey Dem House CEO/PAC Treasurer 12/17/2008 1000 29990019282
Political Donations During Salmon's time at Comptel by Party / Level:
During Matt's time at Comptel, they donated 25.5K to democrats, representing 58.6% of all contributions.
Party House Senate $'s Donated Dem $19,500 $6,000 $25,500 Rep $17,000 $1,000 $18,000 Totals $36,500 $7,000 $43,500
Matt's Time as Treasurer:
These donations helped Democrats in competitive races – Including Harry Mitchell!
Party House Senate Grand Total Dem $4,500 $2,000 $6,500 Rep $7,000 $7,000 Total $11,500 $2,000 $13,500
8 separate recipients received $13.5K in total under this scenario, 9K was given while Jerry James was treasurer, 4.5K from Matt.
|Recipient||Party||Level||Salmon's Role||Date||Amount||FEC Report||2008 Election Outcome|
|Anna Eshoo||Dem||House||CEO||2/12/2008||1000||28931084320||Beat Ronny Santana 70-22|
|Jay Inslee||Dem||House||CEO||2/7/2008||1000||28931084322||Beat Larry Ishmael 68-32|
|Ed Markey||Dem||House||CEO||3/13/2008||1000||28931084322||Beat John Cunningham 76-24|
|Ed Markey||Dem||House||CEO||3/13/2008||1000||28931084323||Beat John Cunningham 76-24|
|Ed Markey||Dem||House||CEO||5/9/2008||2000||28932170149||Beat John Cunningham 76-24|
|Harry Mitchell||Dem||House||CEO||6/26/2008||1000||28932170150||Beat David Schweikart 53-44|
|Bart Stupak||Dem||House||CEO||5/7/2008||2000||28932170151||Beat Tom Casperson 65-33|
|Jay Rockefeller||Dem||Senate||CEO/PAC Treasurer||7/22/2008||1000||28933441732||Beat Jay Wolfe 64-36|
|Jay Rockefeller||Dem||Senate||CEO/PAC Treasurer||8/19/2008||1000||28933441732||Beat Jay Wolfe 64-36|
|Daniel Maffei||Dem||House||CEO/PAC Treasurer||9/29/2008||500||28933441732||Beat Dale Sweeland 53-37|
|Ed Pastor||Dem||House||CEO/PAC Treasurer||9/11/2008||1000||28933441733||Beat Don Karg 72-21|
|Ed Markey||Dem||House||CEO/PAC Treasurer||12/17/2008||1000||29990019282||Beat John Cunningham 76-24|
Congresswoman Laura Richardson, recipient of $1k while Matt was PAC treasurer, is currently under an ethics investigation:
March 11, 2009 - Matt Resigns from Comptel