Bonner earmark #8


Rep. Jo Bonner joined Sen. Richard Shelby in securing $470,000 in the Commerce, Justice & Science appropriations bill for the Mobile County Commission to acquire interoperable communications systems.

The Mobile County Commission had Washington representation — the lobbying firm Van Scoyoc Associates. They lobbied on the “Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, FY 2008,” according to page 3 of this disclosure report.

Van Scoyoc employees have contributed $16,250 to Rep. Bonner’s campaigns between April 2002 and November 2007, according to Open Secrets. Van Scoyoc also has a PAC, which contributed an additional $1,472 in 2006 and $994 in 2004. For those scoring at home, that’s $18,736 in contributions over the course of Bonner’s congressional career.