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Returning the Favor: Bush Appoints Big-Money Donors to His Advisory Teams

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In addition to naming the top cabinet posts, Bush has filled in his advisory team. The 474 individuals he named to serve as key policy advisors during the presidential transition contributed a total of more than $5.6 million to federal candidates and party committees during the last election cycle.

A total of 14 advisors gave $100,000 or more to federal candidates and parties in the just-concluded election cycle; 66 gave $10,000 or more; 230 gave $1,000 or more; and 263 gave $200 or more.

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  • Steve Weiss, Communications director, Center for Responsive Politics.

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