Dominoes fall in the wake of Foley

 Dominoes fall in the wake of Foley

Yesterday, WMR reported on the contributions from Dennis Hastert's political
action committee — KOMPAC — [which paid Hastert's Chief of Staff Scott Palmer
for services] — to several GOP House members and candidates' campaign coffers.
FEC records also show that another closeted gay GOP Representative's PAC made
contributions to many of the same Republican candidates who received support
from KOMPAC. Apparently, the GOP's "Velvet Mafia" has done a very good job of
spreading around its "hush money" to GOP House members and candidates.

The GOP candidates who received funds from the closeted gay Republican's PAC
are: Alexander (LA) [whose sponsored page received the suggestive emails
from Mark Foley], Bachmann (MN), Bilbray (CA), Bilirakis
(FL), Blasdel (OH), Burns (GA), Cannon (UT), Chabot
(OH), Chocola (IN), Davis (KY), Drake (VA),
Fitzpatrick (PA), Fortenberry (NE), Frelinghuysen (NJ), Gerlach
(PA), Hayes (NC), Kline (MN), Kuhl (NY), Lamberti
(IA), McSweeney (IL), Meier (NY), Norman (SC),
Northup (KY), O'Donnell (CO), Pence (IN), Platts (PA),
Porter (NV), Regula (OH), Rehberg (MT), Reichert (WA),
Renzi (WA), Romero (LA), Roskam (IL), Roulstone
(WA), Sali (ID), Shaw (FL), Sherwood (PA),
Sodrel (IN), Sweeney (NY), Taylor (TX), Tipton (CO),
Wakim (WV), Weldon (PA), Whalen (IA). [Those who also
accepted contributions from Hastert's KOMPAC are in bold print].

It is noteworthy that Heather Wilson, a former House Page Board member, and
John Culberson of Texas returned the California congressman's PAC donations.

It is also significant that House Page Board chairman John
Shimkus's "John S Fund" also made contributions to the many of the House members
and candidates who received funds from KOMPAC and the gay California
congressman's PAC. They are: Alexander (LA), Bachmann (MN), Bilbray (CA),
Bilirakis (FL), Blasdel (OH), Boustany (LA), Chabot (OH), Chocola (IN), Davis
(KY), DeLay (TX), Drake (VA), Fitzpatrick (PA), Foltin (OH), Foxx (NC), Gard
(WI), Gerlach (PA), Hayes (NC), McSweeney (IL), Meier (NY), O'Donnell (CO),
Pombo (CA), Porter (NV), Rainville (VT), Reichert (WA), Roskam (IL), Shaw (FL),
Simmons (CT), Sodrel (IN), Sweeney (NY), Weller (IL), Whalen (IA), Wilson (NM),
Zinga (IL).

An examination of New York GOP Representative Tom Reynolds' PAC
(TOMPAC) — reveals that many of the House members who accepted money from the
gay California congressman, Shimkus, and Hastert also received money from

Bachmann, Michele Marie (R-MN) $10,000; Bass, Charles (R-NH) $5,000'
Bilbray, Brian P (R-CA) $15,000; Bilirakis, Gus (R-FL) $5,000; Bilirakis,
Michael (R-FL) $5,000; Blasdel, Chuck (R-OH) $10,000; Bono, Mary (R-CA) $5,000;
Boozman, John (R-AR) $5,000; Boustany, Charles W Jr (R-LA) $5,000; Bradley, Jeb
(R-NH) $5,000; Brown-Waite, Ginny (R-FL) $5,000; Burns, Max (R-GA) $10,000;
Campbell, John (R-CA) $10,000; Cannon, Chris (R-UT) $5,000; Capito, Shelley
Moore (R-WV) $10,000; Chabot, Steve (R-OH) $10,000;
Chocola, Chris (R-IN)
$10,000; Collins, Mac (R-GA) $10,000; Cubin, Barbara (R-WY) $10,000; Davis,
Geoff (R-KY) $10,000; DeLay, Tom (R-TX) $5,000; Dent, Charles (R-PA)
$5,000;Doolittle, John T (R-CA) $10,000; Drake, Thelma (R-VA) $10,000;
Erickson, Mike (R-OR) $5,000; Everett, Terry (R-AL) $2,500; Ferguson, Mike
(R-NJ) $10,000; Fitzpatrick, Michael G (R-PA) $5,000; Foley, Mark (R-FL) $5,000;
Foltin, Craig (R-OH) $5,000; Fortenberry, Jeffrey Lane (R-NE) $10,000; Fossella,
Vito (R-NY) $5,000; Foxx, Virginia (R-NC) $5,000; Gard, John (R-WI) $10,000;
Garrett, Scott (R-NJ) $5,000; Gerlach, Jim (R-PA) $10,000; Grams, Rod (R-MN)
$5,000; Graves, Sam (R-MO) $5,000; Hart, Melissa (R-PA) $5,000; Hayes, Robin
(R-NC) $10,000;
Hayworth, J D (R-AZ) $10,000; Johnson, Nancy L (R-CT)
$10,000; Jordan, James D (R-OH) $5,000; Keller, Ric (R-FL) $5,000; Kelly, Sue
(R-NY) $10,000; Kline, John (R-MN) $5,000; Kuhl, John Jr (R-NY) $5,000;
Lamberti, Jeffrey (R-IA) $10,000; Lewis, Ron (R-KY) $5,000; Lungren, Dan (R-CA)
$2,500; McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA) $5,000; McCaul, Michael (R-TX) $5,000; McHenry,
Patrick (R-NC) $5,000; McSweeney, David (R-IL) $10,000; Meier, Raymond A (R-NY)
$10,000; Murphy, Tim (R-PA) $5,000; Musgrave, Marilyn (R-CO) $5,000; Neugebauer,
Randy (R-TX) $5,000; Ney, Bob (R-OH) $5,000; Norman, Ralph (R-SC) $10,000;
Northup, Anne M (R-KY) $10,000; O'Donnell, Rick (R-CO) $5,000; Pombo, Richard
(R-CA) $10,000; Porter, Jon (R-NV) $10,000; Pryce, Deborah (R-OH) $5,000;
Rainville, Martha T (R-VT) $5,000; Reichert, Dave (R-WA) $10,000; Renzi, Rick
(R-AZ) $10,000; Robinson, Vernon (R-NC) $2,500; Rogers, Mike (R-MI) $5,000;
Rogers, Mike D (R-AL) $10,000; Roskam, Peter (R-IL) $5,000; Roulstone, Douglas
Robert (R-WA) $5,000; Ryun, Jim (R-KS) $5,000; Sali, William T (R-ID) $10,000;
Schmidt, Jean (R-OH) $10,000; Schwarz, Joe (R-MI) $10,000; Shaw, E Clay Jr
(R-FL) $10,000; Shays, Christopher (R-CT) $10,000; Sherwood, Don (R-PA) $10,000;
Simmons, Rob (R-CT) $10,000; Smith, Adrian (R-NE) $5,000; Sodrel, Michael E
(R-IN) $10,000; Sweeney, John E (R-NY) $10,000; Taylor, Charles H (R-NC) $5,000;
Taylor, Van (R-TX) $5,000; Wakim, Chris (R-WV) $10,000; Weldon, Curt (R-PA)
$10,000; Weller, Jerry (R-IL) $10,000; Whalen, Mike (R-IA) $5,000; White,
Kevin Edward (R-IL) $5,000; Wilson, Heather (R-NM) $10,000; Zinga, Andrea Lane
(R-IL) $5,000.

Kelly, Wilson, and Capito have been members of the House Page
Board. Kirk Fordham, the ex-Chief of Staff to Foley and Reynolds, was questioned
by FBI agents yesterday in the Pagegate scandal.

Foley's Florida Republican Leadership PAC donated money to:
Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Christ (who reportedly was Foley's
Tallahassee roommate when they both served in the Florida state legislature);
George Allen (VA), Calder Clay (GA), State Legislature candidate Angelo Cappelli
(FL), Bob Ney (OH, Geoff Davis in Kentucky, Nancy Johnson (CT), Jim Gerlach
(PA), Mac Collins (GA), Norm Coleman (MN), Deborah Pryce (OH), Clay Shaw (FL),
State Legislature candidate Stan Mayfield (FL), Vern Buchanan (FL), Curt Weldon

TOMPAC also made contributions to Sen. George Allen (R-VA)
($5000); Rick Santorum (R-PA) ($10,000), and Jim Talent (R-MO) ($5,000). WMR has
learned that current and former senior staff members of the three Senators have
been identified as members of the closeted gay GOP "Velvet Mafia."