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Why We Lose (Part III)

(Posted by Howad Ernst)

Sample of 2010 Election Results

MD General Assembly


Virginia P. Clagett

21,142 (votes), loses seat (District 30), Environmental Matters Committee, Lifetime Environmental Voting Score, LCV (94%)


Direct Contributions from Environmental Groups (2010)

$0

Total Political Contributions (2010)

$26,440

Herbert H. McMillan

22,553 (votes), wins seat (District 30), Lifetime Environmental Voting Score, LCV (33%)


Total Political Contributions (2010)

$124,271.51

PAC Contributions to McMillan

Candidates Account Contributor Name(Address) Amount Date Received Contribution Type
MMTA Political Action Committee
(3000 Washington Blvd. ,
Baltimore, MD, 21230)
$200.00 09/22/2010 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(P O Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$250.00 04/10/2010 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Anne Arundel County Licensed Beverage Assoc. PAC
(4445 Mountain Road ,
Pasadena, MD, 21122)
$250.00 11/10/2009 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(P O Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$250.00 11/10/2009 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of MMTA Political Action Committee
(3000 Washington Blvd. ,
Baltimore, MD, 21230)
$250.00 05/19/2009 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of PAC for Metropolitan Washington Chapter, Assoc. of
(4061 Powder Mill Road Suite 120,
Beltsville, MD, 20705)
$250.00 04/29/2009 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(P O Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$500.00 04/15/2009 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Anne Arundel County Licensed Beverage Assoc. PAC
(4445 Mountain Road ,
Pasadena, MD, 21122)
$75.00 04/13/2009 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Political Action Committee for Metropolitan Washin
(4061 Powder Mill Road Suite 120,
Beltsville, MD, 20705)
$500.00 03/22/2008 MD PAC
Remarks: # 525
McMillan, Herb Friends Of MTA Candidates Committee – Taxpayers Association
(1260 Guilford Road ,
Eldersburg, MD, 21784)
$71.39 02/14/2008 MD PAC
Remarks: # 1036
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(P O Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$250.00 02/14/2008 MD PAC
Remarks: #1311
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Political Action Committee for Metropolitan Washington Chapt
(Associated Builders & Contractors Inc 4061 Powder Mill Rd., Ste 120,
Beltsville, MD, 21705-3156)
$650.00 10/28/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: # 468
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Asphalt Political Action Committee
(2408-G Pepper Mill Dr. ,
Glen Burnie, MD, 21061)
$400.00 10/03/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: # 1086
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Clean Sweep 30 PAC
(199 Topeg Dr. ,
Severna Park, MD, 21146)
$500.00 10/03/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: # 1023
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(PO Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$2,000.00 10/03/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: # 1301
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Political Action Committee for Metropolitan Washington Chapt
(Associated Builders & Contractors Inc 4061 Powder Mill Rd., Ste 120,
Beltsville, MD, 21705-3156)
$2,000.00 10/03/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: # 463
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Phillips PAC,
(9420 Key West Ave 4th Floor,
Rockville, MD, 20850)
$200.00 09/18/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: # 2042
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Baltimore County Licensed Beverage Assoc.
(5042 Springhouse Circle ,
Baltimore, MD, 21237)
$325.00 09/08/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: # 1330
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter Associated Builders & Contrac
(1220 B. East Joppa Rd. Suite 322,
Towson, MD, 21286)
$4,000.00 09/08/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: # 663
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Anne Arundel County Licensed Beverage Assoc. PAC
(4447 Mountain Rd ,
Pasadena, MD, 21122)
$250.00 08/23/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: # 528
Candidates Account Contributor Name(Address) Amount Date Received Contribution Type
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Restaurant Association of Maryland, Inc. PAC
(6301 Hillside Court ,
Columbia, MD, 21046)
$500.00 08/23/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: # 1601
McMillan, Herb Friends Of PAC for Metropolitan Washington Chapter, Associated Builder
(4061 Powder Mill Road Suite 120,
Beltsville, MD, 20705-3156)
$1,000.00 08/23/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: # 458
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Restaurant Association of Maryland, Inc. PAC
(6301 Hillside Court ,
Columbia, MD, 21046)
$500.00 08/07/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: #1566
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Printing Industries PAC
(8640 Guilford Road, Ste. 223 ,
Columbia, MD, 21046-2655)
$500.00 07/12/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: #1047
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Baltimore County Licensed Beverage Assoc.
(5042 Springhouse Circle ,
Baltimore, MD, 21237)
$500.00 07/05/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: # 1303
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Conservative PAC
(1328 Hampshire Drive ,
Frederick, MD, 21702)
$500.00 06/30/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: Brady fundraiser. Check # 1010
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(PO Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$1,000.00 06/30/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: Brandy fundraiser. Check # 1296
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Political Action Committee for Metropolitan Washington Chapt
(Associated Builders & Contractors Inc 4061 Poweder Mill Rd., Ste 120,
Beltsville, MD, 21705-3156)
$1,000.00 06/30/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: Brandy fundraiser. Check # 452
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Bankers Political Action Committee
(186 Duke of Gloucester Street ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$200.00 06/23/2006 MD PAC
Remarks: Breakfast fundraiser
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland New Car & Truck Dealers Association PAC
(100 Cathedral St S-9,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$250.00 06/21/2006 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Baltimore County Licensed Beverage Assoc.
(5042 Springhouse Circle ,
Baltimore, MD, 21237)
$100.00 06/06/2006 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Restaurant Association of Maryland, Inc. PAC
(6301 Hillside Court ,
Columbia, MD, 21046)
$100.00 06/04/2006 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Metropolitan Washington PAC
(4061 Powder Mill Rd, Suite 120,
Beltsville, MD, 20705-3156)
$500.00 05/24/2006 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(PO Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$250.00 05/22/2006 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Anne Arundel County Licensed Beverage Assoc. PAC
(4447 Mountain Rd ,
Pasadena, MD, 21122)
$500.00 05/19/2006 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Motor Truck Association
(3000 Washington Blvd ,
Baltimore, MD, 21230)
$100.00 01/03/2006 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Medical Mutual PAC
(225 International Circle Box 8016,
Hunt Valley, MD, 21030)
$100.00 01/03/2006 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Medical PAC
(224 Main St ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$200.00 01/03/2006 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland New Car & Truck Dealers Association PAC
(100 Cathedral St S-9,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$250.00 01/03/2006 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Realtors PAC
(2594 Riva Road ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401-7406)
$250.00 01/03/2006 MD PAC
Candidates Account Contributor Name(Address) Amount Date Received Contribution Type
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(PO Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$200.00 12/26/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributor’s Assoc., Inc. PAC
(1517 Ritchie Hwy Suite 206,
Arnold, MD, 21012)
$250.00 12/26/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Bank of America Maryland PAC
(100 S. Charles Street ,
Baltimore, MD, 21201)
$250.00 06/27/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Realtors PAC
(2594 Riva Road ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401-7406)
$300.00 06/27/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Motor Truck Association
(3000 Washington Blvd ,
Baltimore, MD, 21230)
$100.00 06/21/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Consulting Engineers Council of Maryland PAC
(326 N. Charles St Suite 202,
Baltimore, MD, 21201)
$100.00 06/21/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of NAIOP
(720 Light St ,
Baltimore, MD, 21230)
$250.00 06/21/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Restaurant Association of Maryland, Inc. PAC
(6301 Hillside Court ,
Columbia, MD, 21046)
$250.00 06/21/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Gordon,Feinblatt,Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC PAC
(233 East Redwood Street ,
Baltimore, MD, 21202)
$100.00 06/09/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of WMDA Service Station Dealers PAC
(1532 Pointer Ridge Place Suite E,
Bowie, MD, 20716)
$100.00 06/09/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Constellation Energy State PAC
(750 East Pratt Street 5th Floor,
Baltimore, MD, 21202)
$100.00 06/09/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland C.P.A. Committee on Political Action
(901 Dulaney Valley Rd Suite 710,
Towson, MD, 21204)
$175.00 06/09/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland New Car & Truck Dealers Association PAC
(100 Cathedral St S-9,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$250.00 06/09/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of NFIB
(8601 Georgia Ave Suite 1010,
Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
$250.00 06/09/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Comcast PAC
(8007 Corporate Dr. ,
Baltimore, MD, 21236)
$100.00 05/27/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Highway Contractors PAC
(2408 Peppermill Dr Ste. F,
Glen Burnie, MD, 21061)
$100.00 05/24/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Anne Arundel County Licensed Beverage Assoc. PAC
(4447 Mountain Rd ,
Pasadena, MD, 21122)
$175.00 05/24/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributor’s Assoc., Inc. PAC
(1517 Ritchie Hwy Suite 206,
Arnold, MD, 21012)
$200.00 05/24/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Medical PAC
(224 Main St ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$200.00 05/24/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of BOMA PAC Maryland
(720 Light St ,
Baltimore, MD, 21230)
$100.00 05/18/2005 MD PAC
Candidates Account Contributor Name(Address) Amount Date Received Contribution Type
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland BankPAC (State)
(186 Duke of Gloucester Street ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$200.00 05/16/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Metropolitan Washington PAC
(4061 Powder Mill Rd, Suite 120,
Beltsville, MD, 20705-3156)
$500.00 05/16/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(PO Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$500.00 05/16/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Motorcycle Riders PAC
(P.O. Box 1733 ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$50.00 01/05/2005 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Pro-Life Maryland Inc. PAC
(P.O. Box 2342 ,
Annapolis, MD, 21404)
$100.00 12/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Taxpayers Association Candidates Committee
(1260 Guilford Rd ,
Eldersburg, MD, 21784)
$100.00 12/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributor’s Assoc., Inc. PAC
(1517 Ritchie Hwy Suite 206,
Arnold, MD, 21012)
$250.00 12/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Anne Arundel County Licensed Beverage Assoc. PAC
(4447 Mountain Rd ,
Pasadena, MD, 21122)
$250.00 12/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland BankPAC (State)
(186 Duke of Gloucester Street ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$250.00 12/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland New Car & Truck Dealers Association PAC
(1954 Greenspring Drive Suite 400,
Timonium, MD, 21093)
$250.00 12/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Psychiatric Political Action Committee
(1101 Saint Paul Street Suite 305,
Baltimore, MD, 21202)
$40.00 10/29/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Pro-Life Maryland Inc. PAC
(P.O. Box 2342 ,
Annapolis, MD, 21404)
$100.00 10/29/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of MBC State PAC
(P.O. Box 1477 ,
Baltimore, MD, 21203)
$40.00 09/30/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Gordon,Feinblatt,Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC PAC
(233 East Redwood Street ,
Baltimore, MD, 21202)
$75.00 09/14/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Comcast PAC
(8007 Corporate Dr. ,
Baltimore, MD, 21236)
$75.00 09/14/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Nationwide Maryland PAC
(1997 Annapolis Exchange Pkwy Suite 410,MD-10-Anna,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$150.00 09/10/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Medical Mutual PAC
(225 International Circle Box 8016,
Hunt Valley, MD, 21030)
$75.00 08/26/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Baltimore County Licensed Beverage Assoc.
(5042 Springhouse Circle ,
Baltimore, MD, 21237)
$75.00 08/26/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Emergency Medicine PAC
(1211 Cathedral St ,
Baltimore, MD, 21201)
$75.00 08/26/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Anne Arundel County Licensed Beverage Assoc. PAC
(8 Kellington Drive ,
Pasadena, MD, 21122)
$80.00 08/26/2004 MD PAC
Candidates Account Contributor Name(Address) Amount Date Received Contribution Type
McMillan, Herb Friends Of WMDA Service Station Dealers PAC
(9420 Annapolis Road Suite 307,
Lanham, MD, 20706)
$100.00 08/26/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Constellation Energy State PAC
(750 East Pratt Street 5th Floor,
Baltimore, MD, 21202)
$150.00 08/26/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Beer Wholesalers Assoc. PAC
(12 Francis Street ,
Annapolis, MD, 21404)
$100.00 06/19/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland New Car & Truck Dealers Association PAC
(1954 Greenspring Drive Suite 400,
Timonium, MD, 21093)
$250.00 06/15/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland BankPAC (State)
(186 Duke of Gloucester Street ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$200.00 06/02/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of M.D. C.P.A. Committee on Political Action
(P.O. Box 155 ,
Lutherville, MD, 21094)
$100.00 05/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Pro-Life Maryland Inc. PAC
(P.O. Box 2342 ,
Annapolis, MD, 21404)
$100.00 05/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Anne Arundel FirePac
(111 Hammarlee ,
Glen Burnie, MD, 21060)
$100.00 05/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Emergency Medicine PAC
(1408 Tayside Way ,
Bel Air, MD, 21015)
$100.00 05/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Medical Mutual PAC
(225 International Circle Box 8016,
Hunt Valley, MD, 21030)
$150.00 05/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Realtors PAC
(2594 Riva Road ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401-7406)
$250.00 05/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Medical PAC
(224 Main St ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$400.00 05/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(PO Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$500.00 05/20/2004 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Constellation Energy State PAC
(750 East Pratt Street 5th Floor,
Baltimore, MD, 21202)
$150.00 10/03/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 12/8 1022 3
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(PO Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$500.00 08/27/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 9/8b 1257 9
McMillan, Herb Friends Of PAC for Metropolitan Washington Chapter Associated Builders
(4061 Powder Mill Road Suite 120,
Beltsville, MD, 20705-3156)
$150.00 08/26/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 9/24 412 28
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Medical Mutual PAC
(225 International Circle Box 8016,
Hunt Valley, MD, 21030)
$150.00 08/21/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 9/24 1200 23
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Standardbred PAC
(5841 Washington Boulevard ,
Elkridge, MD, 21075-5134)
$100.00 06/06/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 9/24 1045 24
McMillan, Herb Friends Of MD Realtors PAC
(2594 Riva Road ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401-7406)
$200.00 06/02/2003 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Realtors PAC
(2594 Riva Road ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401-7406)
$200.00 06/02/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 7/30 4476 5
Candidates Account Contributor Name(Address) Amount Date Received Contribution Type
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland BankPAC (State)
(186 Duke of Gloucester Street ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$200.00 05/30/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 7/30 1957 1
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland BankPac (State)
(186 Duke of Gloucester Street ,
Annapolis, MD, 21401)
$200.00 05/30/2003 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Beer Wholesalers Assoc. PAC
(12 Francis Street ,
Annapolis, MD, 21404)
$100.00 05/29/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 7/30 1373 6
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Emergency Medicine PAC
(1405 Tayside Way ,
Bel Air, MD, 21015)
$100.00 05/18/2003 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of AT&T Maryland PAC
(3039 Chain Bridge Road Room 155,
Oakton, MD, 22185)
$100.00 05/15/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 5/16a 4 5175
McMillan, Herb Friends Of AT&T Maryland PAC
(3039 Chain Bridge Road, Room B155 ,
Oakton, VA, 22185)
$100.00 05/15/2003 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Emergency Medicine PAC
(1408 Tayside Way ,
Bel Air, MD, 21015)
$100.00 05/15/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 7/30 244 13
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Medical PAC, MD
(1211 Cathedral Street ,
Baltimore, MD, 21201)
$400.00 05/15/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 9/24 1837 2
McMillan, Herb Friends Of MD. C.P.A. Committee on Political Action PAC
(PO Box 155 ,
Lutherville, MD, 21094)
$100.00 05/14/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 7/30 1618
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Medical Mutual PAC
(225 International Circle Box 8016,
Hunt Valley, MD, 21030)
$100.00 05/08/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 5/14c 1182
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Medical Mutual PAC
(225 International Circle, Box 8016 ,
Hunt Valley, MD, 21030)
$100.00 05/08/2003 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(PO Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$500.00 05/07/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 5/14c 1255
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(P.O. Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$500.00 05/07/2003 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of AB&C PAC
(4061 Powder Mill Road, Suite 120 ,
Beltsville, MD, 20705-3156)
$200.00 05/03/2003 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of PAC for Metropolitan Washington Chapter Associated Builders
(4061 Powder Mill Road Suite 120,
Beltsville, MD, 20705-3156)
$200.00 05/03/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 5/14c 399
McMillan, Herb Friends Of WMDA Service Station Dealers PAC
(9420 Annapolis Road Suite 307,
Lanham, MD, 20706)
$100.00 05/02/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 5/14b 2869
McMillan, Herb Friends Of WMDA Service Station Dealers PAC
(9420 Annapolis Road, Suite 307 ,
Lanham, MD, 20706)
$100.00 05/02/2003 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of MD Assoc. of Mortgage Brokers PAC
(720 Light Street ,
Baltimore, MD, 21230)
$100.00 04/30/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 5/14c 0269
McMillan, Herb Friends Of MD Optometric Assoc. PAC
(720 Light Street ,
Baltimore, MD, 21230)
$100.00 04/30/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 5/14c
McMillan, Herb Friends Of MD Assoc. of Mortgage Brokers PAC
(720 Light Street ,
Baltimore, MD, 21230)
$100.00 04/30/2003 MD PAC
Candidates Account Contributor Name(Address) Amount Date Received Contribution Type
McMillan, Herb Friends Of AAC Licensed Beverage Assoc., PAC
(Glen Burnie, MD, 21061)
$175.00 04/21/2003 MD PAC
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Anne Arundel County Licensed Beverage Assoc. PAC
(8 Kellington Drive ,
Pasadena, MD, 21122)
$175.00 04/21/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 5/14b
McMillan, Herb Friends Of PAC of MD Anesthesiologists
(PO Box 275 ,
Reisterstown, MD, 21136)
$200.00 01/03/2003 MD PAC
Remarks: 1/7/03
McMillan, Herb Friends Of ABC of Southern Maryland PAC
(PO Box 788 ,
Gambrills, MD, 21054)
$500.00 10/10/2002 MD PAC
Remarks: 10/17c
McMillan, Herb Friends Of Maryland Republican Legislators Committee
(PO Box 2221 ,
, MD, 21404)
$1,500.00 10/09/2002 MD PAC
Remarks: 10/17c
McMillan, Herb Friends Of PAC for Metropolitan Washington Chapter, Assoc. of Builders
(4061 Powder Mill Road Suite 120,
Beltsville, MD, 20705-3156)
$500.00 10/04/2002 MD PAC
Remarks: 10/7b

4 Responses to Why We Lose (Part III)

  1. Sample of contributions to Virginia electoral candidates 2008 – 2010

    Alpha Natural Resources (producer of coal) – $775,152
    Altria (parent company of Phillip Morris) – $922,908
    Dominion – $1,739,363
    Dominion Leadership Trust – $2,054,955
    Homebuilders Assoc. of VA – $279,621
    McGuire Woods – $439,840
    Norfolk Southern – $460,774
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce – $972,877
    VA Assoc. of Realtors – $1,045,609
    VA Assoc. of Realtors NoVA – $203,111
    VA Bankers Association – $799,290
    Verizon – $811,533
    Verizon Communications – $231,000

    TOTAL – $10,736,033

    No disagreement here that this is why we lose, but do you really think environmental organization can raise this kind of money to influence elected officials?

  2. Spending parity is not required when you have public opinion and the truth on your side–but you do have to play the game.

  3. This has not worked so well in Loudoun County VA, where significant electoral contributions invested by community interests have only resulted in an elected body that swings from one extreme to the other with every election. And even with the current “good” elected body, Loudoun’s plan to adopt Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay standards is going down in flames.

    Perhaps I am foolish and naive, but from my view, simply pouring more money into the electoral system is likely to simply add more zeros to the contribution amounts.

    Polluters clearly understand that buying elected officials is not enough by itself. They also fund studies to dispute the EPA pollution caps, fund outreach programs to promote dis-information, invest in efforts to discredit pesky organizations and/or individuals, wine and dine community leaders to gain their support, and expand their influence by partnering with other polluters.

    I donate to political campaigns but I give more to the local environmental nonprofit. It is very clear to me that, without their consistent efforts to protect local resources, even the best of our elected officials would succumb to the significant pressures from local polluters.

    • Supporting local non-profits is a start, but if your local nonprofit is a 501c3 education group, as so many of them are (see Why We Lose Part 1), they are prohibited from fully engaging the political process–it is the price they pay for their tax exemption. Dr. Ernst’s point is that environmental education is not a viable political strategy, and the Bay restoration needs a meaningful political strategy to compete in the policy process.