Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Root Of All Evil

Congressman Arcuri has had to return a few more contributions.

The offices of Reps. Michael Arcuri, D-N.Y., and Tim Mahoney, D-Fla., and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., announced Tuesday the lawmakers will return contributions from David Bershad, who was named in an indictment of his law firm for allegedly giving kickbacks to plaintiffs in class-action lawsuits, The Hill reported Wednesday.

Federal Election Commission reports said the three lawmakers each received $2,100 from the lawyer in late 2006 -- after the indictment was handed down in May 2006.

To be honest, $2100 doesn't buy what it used to. These days you have to pay $1000 to be Mr. Arcuri's friend:

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Chairman Jim Oberstar hosts a transportation Breakfast for
Congressman Mike Arcuri (NY-24)

National Democratic Club Townhouse
40 Ivy Street, SE
Washington, DC
Time: 8:30 AM
Requested Contributions: $5,000 PAC Host, $2,500 PAC Sponsor, $1,000 Friend

Having a hot dog and some potato salad with will cost you $500:

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Francis Creighton, Nick Lewis, Chris McCannell & Melissa Schulman host a cook out for Congressman Mike Arcuri (NY-24) with special guest Congressman Joseph Crowley (NY-7)

The UPS Townhouse
421 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC
Time: 6:00-8:00PM
Requested Contributions: $1,000 PAC, $500 Individual

Want a stack of pancakes with Mike? $500, not including tip.

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Andy Quinn hosts a Breakfast for Congressman Mike Arcuri (NY-24)

Johnny’s Half Shell
400 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC
Time: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Requested Contributions: $1,000 PAC, $500 Individual

All that in just one week during June. Luckily, he was able to get out of the Department of Energy hearing in Rochester on the 12th in time to make the cookout. That must have been some really tasty potato salad.