Barney Frank deals a bill, internet poker lobby antes up
Via the Real Time Ticker, the Federal Election Commission has posted the latest form 3-L — or bundling report — from Rep. Barney Frank’s campaign. The disclosure lists the names of lobbyists who have raised at least $16,000 from donors to give to Frank’s campaign committee. Page two of the latest filing from the Frank campaign shows that John Pappas, a lobbyist for the Poker Players Alliance, bundled $51,200 for the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, who also happens to be the sponsor of the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act. The Poker Players Alliance supports that bill.
The Managed Funds Association, which bills itself as the “voice of the global alternative investment community” and represents hedge fund professionals among others, bundled $17,600. The trade group opposes some elements of the financial reforms that Frank’s committee has been considering.