In honor of her town hall meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. today at the Dole Institute on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, here's a list of Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins' campaign contributions from the health-care industry. (We'll refrain from saying anything here about other town hall meetings that got her in the news recently.)
In 2007-2008, running in her first-and-only U.S. House campaign, former Kansas Treasurer Jenkins raised $1,803,976. Of that, $33,129 came from medical-industry interests.
Jenkins' total includes $6,129 in in-kind (other than cash) contributions from The Wish List (Women in the Senate and House), which describes itself as "America's largest fund raising network for pro-choice Republican women candidates." Because we counted money from pro-choice groups in Sen. Claire McCaskill's contributions, we're including The Wish List and the Republican Majority for Choice's contributions to Jenkins.
American Society of Anesthesiologists
The Wish List
American Association of Orthodontists
Republican Majority for Choice
Kansas Medical Society
American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Jenkins' list is the latest in a series of health-care campaign contributions we've been adding up during the August recess. So far, we've counted how much industry money has gone to Sen. Pat Roberts ($525,000), Rep. Dennis Moore ($62,000), Sen. Claire McCaskill ($132,000) Rep. Sam Graves ($85,500) and Senators Kit Bond ($20,500) and Sam Brownback ($11,500).