Thursday, February 19, 2004

Kerry Lobbied for Contractor -Not Halliburton
Between 1996 and 1999, Kerry participated in a letter-writing campaign to free up federal funds for a guided missile system that defense contractor Parthasarathi 'Bob' Majumder was trying to build for U.S. warplanes.

Majumder's firm, Science and Applied Technology Inc., was paid more than $150 million to design and develop the program in the 1990s. But the program ran into some stumbling blocks at the Pentagon.

Kerry's letters were sent to fellow members of Congress — and to the Pentagon — while Majumder and his employees were donating money to the senator, court records show. During the three-year period, Kerry received about $25,000 from Majumder and his employees, according to Dwight L. Morris & Associates, which tracks campaign donations.[Nitpicker emphasis]
Wow! $25,000 in a span of three years, that's enough to influence...what exactly? Stumbling blocks at the Pentagon - guess they didn't have strong enough ties to Cheney. Oh wait, this was before 2001. I'm no fan of Kerry but this is ...weak.


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