Md. legislators' campaigns were well-funded by PACs, study finds

July 02, 1991|By Tom Bowman | Tom Bowman,Washington Bureau of The Sun

WASHINGTON -- Three Maryland members of the House of Representatives and 82 of their colleagues each picked up more than $1 million in political action committee money during the past decade, according to a study by Common Cause, which urged Congress to "dramatically reduce" the influence of special interest contributions.

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .From PACs . . . PACs . . . Elected

Tom McMillen, D-Md.-4th . . . $1,108,996. . . 49. . . . 1986

Helen Delich Bentley, R-Md.-2nd $1,090,166. . 31. . . . 1984

Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md.-5th . . .$1,068,507 . . 50. . . . 1979

Constance A. Morella, R-Md.-8th $695,617. . . 35. . . . 1986

Beverly B. Byron, D-Md.-6th . . $621,486. . . 58. . . . 1979

Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.-3rd . $569,055. . . 39. . . . 1986

Kweisi Mfume, D-Md.-7th . . . . $260,130. . . 51. . . . 1986

Wayne T. Gilchrest, R-Md.-1st . $65,314 . . . 17. . . . 1990

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