February 16, 2012

VIDEO: Rep. McKeon Refuses To Explain Why Defense Contractors Are Bankrolling His Wife’s Local Campaign

Early this month, the Republic Report’s Lee Fang broke the story that Patricia McKeon, the wife of House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA), had taken major campaign contributions from the defense industry in her state legislature race. It is entirely likely that the defense industry is trying to influence the congressman by
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February 3, 2012

Stealth Influence: Defense Contractors Lavish Congressman McKeon’s Wife With Campaign Donations

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) has a very powerful role in the House of Representatives. As chairman of the Armed Services Committee, he controls billions of dollars of government spending, much of it going to the military-industrial complex. Thus, it’s no surprise that the defense industry donated more than $339,000 to his 2010 re-election campaign, with
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