John Sununu funds breakdown

Steve Henn Oct 11, 2007

In 2002, John Sununu of New Hampshire received more than $50,000 from Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska and Stevens’ strongest Alaska supporters, including VECO’s Bill Allen. The money flowed to Sununu’s Senate campaign from Stevens’ PAC, his soft money committee, and in a bundle of donations directly from Stevens loyalists.

Six other Republicans in hotly contested races for the Senate received similar support – but none got quite as much cash as Sununu. The Sununu Senate Campaign received the Alaska contributions on these dates (all for 2002):

April 15

$5,000 — Northern Lights (Sen. Stevens’ Leadership PAC)

June 25

$5,000 — Northern Lights

$1,000 — Roger J. Chan, VECO Corporation

June 28

$1,000 — Richard M. Hobbs II, Alutiiq Management Services

$2,000 — Jim Jansen, Lynden Inc.

June 29

$1,000 — Steven J. Leathard, VECO Corporation

June 30

$2,000 — Carl H. Marrs, Cook Inlet Region Inc.

$1,000 — Bill J. Allen, VECO Corporation

$1,000 — Mark J. Allen, VECO Corporation

$1,000 — Peter Leathard, VECO Corporation

$1,000 — Richard L. Smith, VECO Corporation

$500 — Ramona Barnes, retired

$250 — Kevin O. Meyers, Phillips Corporation

$1,000 — Robert L. Persons, Double Mosky Inn

July 3

$1,000 — Robert Penney, Kenai River Sportfishing Association

Between mid October and late November of 2002 Northern Lights’ non federal account received a $25,000 contribution from VECO. Northern Light sent the Sununu Victory Fund $25,000.

In 2004, Sen. Sununu attended the Kenai River Classic on a fishing trip organized by Sen. Stevens and Robert Penney. Bill Allen, Carl Marrs and Jim Jansen also attended.

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