Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 9 years ago

Are campaign contributions of $5,000 bribery or contributions? What is the amount of a bribery?

Monsanto Contributions to Federal Candidates


Total to Democrats: $108,499

Total to Republicans: $91,500

Akin, Todd (R-MO) $5,000

Barrow, John (D-GA) $5,000

Berg, Richard A (R-ND) $3,000

Berry, Marion (D-AR) $4,500

Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN) $2,500

Boehner, John (R-OH) $5,500

Boswell, Leonard L (D-IA) $3,000

Boyd, Allen (D-FL) $4,500

Braley, Bruce (D-IA) $3,000

Bright, Bobby (D-AL) $5,000

Bruun, Scott (R-OR) $3,000

Camp, Dave (R-MI) $3,000

Cantor, Eric (R-VA) $6,000

Cardoza, Dennis (D-CA) $1,000

Carnahan, Russ (D-MO) $10,000

Causey, Chad (D-AR) $2,500

Chabot, Steve (R-OH) $1,000

Childers, Travis W (D-MS) $2,000

Clay, William L Jr (D-MO) $5,000

Cleaver, Emanuel (D-MO) $1,000

Conyers, John Jr (D-MI) $1,000

Courtney, Joe (D-CT) $2,000

Donnelly, Joe (D-IN) $1,000

Etheridge, Bob (D-NC) $1,000

Fincher, Steve (R-TN) $2,000

Foster, Bill (D-IL) $2,000

Gardner, Cory (R-CO) $1,000

Graves, Sam (R-MO) $5,000

Halvorson, Deborah (D-IL) $2,000

Hanabusa, Colleen (D-HI) $1,000

Hare, Phil (D-IL) $5,000

Herger, Wally (R-CA) $2,000

Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie (D-SD) $2,000

Hirono, Mazie K (D-HI) $5,000

Huelskamp, Tim (R-KS) $1,000

Jenkins, Lynn (R-KS) $1,000

King, Steven A (R-IA) $2,000

Kingston, Jack (R-GA) $2,500

Kissell, Larry (D-NC) $2,000

Landry, Jeffrey M (R-LA) $2,500

Latham, Tom (R-IA) $5,000

Loebsack, David (D-IA) $5,000

Long, Billy (R-MO) $2,000

Lucas, Frank D (R-OK) $10,000

Luetkemeyer, Blaine (R-MO) $5,000

McIntyre, Mike (D-NC) $3,000

Michaud, Mike (D-ME) $1,000

Minnick, Walt (D-ID) $5,000

Murphy, Scott (D-NY) $1,000

Nunes, Devin Gerald (R-CA) $1,000

Peterson, Collin C (D-MN) $9,999

Rogers, Hal (R-KY) $1,000

Ross, Mike (D-AR) $2,500

Ryan, Paul (R-WI) $2,000

Salazar, John (D-CO) $2,000

Schock, Aaron (R-IL) $2,000

Sensenbrenner, F James Jr (R-WI) $1,000

Shimkus, John M (R-IL) $1,500

Simpson, Mike (R-ID) $5,000

Skelton, Ike (D-MO) $2,500

Smith, Adrian (R-NE) $5,000

Stutzman, Marlin A (R-IN) $2,000

Tanner, John (D-TN) $1,000

Thompson, Bennie G (D-MS) $5,000

Tiberi, Patrick J (R-OH) $1,000


Total to Democrats: $38,000

Total to Republicans: $67,750

Baucus, Max (D-MT) $3,500

Bayh, Evan (D-IN) $1,000

Bennett, Robert F (R-UT) $1,000

Blunt, Roy (R-MO) $10,000

Bond, Christopher "Kit" (R-MO) ($5,000)

Burr, Richard (R-NC) $5,000

Carper, Tom (D-DE) $1,000

Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA) $5,000

Coburn, Tom (R-OK) $3,000

Conrad, Kent (D-ND) $1,000

Crapo, Mike (R-ID) $9,250

Ellsworth, Brad (D-IN) $1,000

Gillibrand, Kirsten (D-NY) $2,000

Grassley, Chuck (R-IA) $10,000

Hagan, Kay R (D-NC) $1,000

Hatch, Orrin G (R-UT) $2,000

Hoeven, John (R-ND) $5,000

Inouye, Daniel K (D-HI) $7,000

Lincoln, Blanche (D-AR) $12,000

Lugar, Richard G (R-IN) $2,000

Melancon, Charles (D-LA) $4,500

Moran, Jerry (R-KS) $5,000

Nelson, Ben (D-NE) $1,000

Portman, Rob (R-OH) $5,000

Risch, James E (R-ID) $1,000

Roberts, Pat (R-KS) $1,000

Sessions, Jeff (R-AL) $1,000

Specter, Arlen (D-PA) $1,000

Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI) $2,000

Thune, John (R-SD) $2,500

Vitter, David (R-LA) $5,000

Based on data released by the FEC on April 25, 2011.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    That's not "bribery". Bribery is giving someone money so they do something for you that they aren't allowed to do.

    Simply donating money to their campaign in hopes that they get elected is not bribery.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It isn't bribery unless there is a specific connection between the contribution and the politician doing something for the donor. The amount doesn't matter-it could be as little as tickets to a sports event.

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