Richard Pombo

Pombo's Got Problems

Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA), fighting a tougher-than-anticipated re-election battle, is getting hammered on his ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, as this analysis of our new ad and the activities of another group shows the growing demand for answers about Pombo's relationship with the influence-peddler and his involvement with Abramoff's Marianas Islands activity.

Food that Fattens Your Wallet? Works for Pombo...

After last week's spinach scare, easing food safety restrictions is probably the last thing people want. But some people have paid a lot of money to get legislation passed...

 

Crude Conflict of Interest

This post is part the first installment of a new series that will explore the favors that lawmakers already under an ethical cloud for various lobbying and money and politics scandals give to their biggest contributors.

 

Today’s focus: Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA), who has taken heat for working closely with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff on legislation to favor Abramoff’s tribal clients after those clients made hefty contributions to his campaign - $20,000 in total plus another $9,000 from Abramoff.

 

CREW Wants To Send Pombo Up The River

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a government watchdog group, called on both the I.R.S. and Congress to investigate Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA) for alleged ethical violations.

Among the charges (and straight from the CREW website):