July 10, 2013

Mark Pryor Is A Top Recipient Of Lobbyist $

Yesterday, The Baxter Bulletin reported on a study that found Mark Pryor as the recipient of $85,100 in contributions from lobbyists, the third most of the 535 members of Congress.

Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor’s money-raising for his 2014 re-election campaign reflects major input from Washington lobbyists, according to a new report from a watchdog group.

Pryor, a Democrat, has received $85,100 in campaign contributions from lobbyists this year, the Center for Responsive Politics reported. Of the 535 members of Congress, only newly elected Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., with $183,340, and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., with $125,094, raised more from lobbyists than Pryor.

Pryor’s office did not respond to repeated requests for comment made by phone both Friday and Monday.