Article describes the story behind a $30,000 campaign contribution from Michigan
Article describes the story behind a $30,000 campaign contribution from Michigan's Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to the Maine Democratic State Committee. The contribution is an example of "soft money" campaign contributions. The Michigan Chippewas had no interest in the Brennan and Allen campaigns to which they contributed, but wanted the Clinton administration to approve casinos over the objections of state regulators. Since the Democratic National Committee could not accept the gift from the tribe, the DNC told the Chippewas to send the money to Maine. The Chippewas also gave money to the Republican Party, but Federal Election Commission records show they contributed much more heavily with the Democrats.
Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "Article describes the story behind a $30,000 campaign contribution from Michigan" (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2383.
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