Bradley, Craig must return tainted funds

Contact: Sullivan for Congress
              (603) 627-1961

(MANCHESTER) State Rep.Peter Sullivan today challenged Congressman Jeb Bradley and State Rep. Jim Craig to return campaign contributions from members of Congress who have been accused of unethical conduct.

"Corruption and complacency have become a way of life in Washington. As a result, critical national needs take a back seat to influence peddling and special interest whims.

"Jeb Bradley and Jim Craig have accepted campaign cash from politicians who are prime examples of what is wrong with Washington politics. People like Roy Blunt and Mike Capuano have shown a blatant disregard for open and accountable government. If we are to take either of them seriously as public servants, Jeb and Jim need to return their tainted dollars immediately".

Jeb Bradley has received $15,000 from Rely On Your Beliefs PAC, a committee headed by Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO). Blunt has been criticized by watchdog groups for inserting language into legislation in order to benefit clients of his girlfriend and his son, both of whom are lobbyists. He has been called one of the "most corrupt members of Congress" by the non-partisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

Jim Craig has received $2,100 from the campaign committee of Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) and an additional $2,100 from Mass PAC a political action committee controlled by Capuano.

Last January, Capuano and his wife went on a $19,000 trip to Brazil that was paid for by corporations with legislation pending before Congress. Capuano was accompanied by lobbyists for the corporations funding the junket.

Rep. Peter Sullivan is serving his third term as amember of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Sullivan has won bipartisan praise for his steadfast support for tougher public ethics laws and more stringent lobbyist reporting requirements. He is the only candidate for Congress of either party who has pledged to refuse campaign contributions from special interest lobbyists and political action committees.