Lobbying Plan Was Central to GOP's Political Strategy
By Janet Hook and Mary Curtius
The Los Angeles Times
Wednesday 04 January 2006
. . . According to a study by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, 296 members of Congress since 1999 have received contributions from Abramoff, his Indian tribe clients or SunCruz Casinos. Abramoff and his wife contributed $204,253 - all of it to Republicans.
In addition, Abramoff also leaned on his Indian clients to give to key lawmakers. The center found that Abramoff's clients gave almost $4.2 million, more than half to Republicans. . . .