Hawaii Monitor: Lobbyist Gave Nearly $100,000 to Candidates Last Election

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Nearly two dozen individuals made personal contributions totaling at least $20,000 to dozens of candidates in the 2012 election, according to an analysis of newly available data provided by the Campaign Spending Commission.

Alone at the top of the high rollers list are lobbyists John Radcliffe and George “Red” Morris, principals in Capitol Consultants of Hawaii, who combined to make a staggering $169,800 in contributions during the calendar years 2011 and 2012, the data show.

Radcliffe ranked No. 1 with a reported $96,000 in contributions, followed by Morris with $73,800.

Their client list includes heavyweights such as AIG, Altria (parent company of tobacco giant Philip Morris), AT&T, Corrections Corporation of America, Michigan casino operator Marketing Resource Group, Monsanto, and Wal-Mart, among others.

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