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New Labor nominee Perez an active political giver and getter


Secretary of Labor nominee Thomas Perez

Tom Perez, tapped today by President Barack Obama as his next labor secretary, has a national network of friends in Democratic donor circles and has shown a knack for both getting and giving campaign donations.

Records compiled by the National Institute on Money and State Politics and available via Sunlight's Influence Explorer show that Perez attracted more than $800,000 in campaign contributions from labor unions, members of Congress and a Cabinet member during a short-lived run six years ago for Maryland state attorney general.

For a complete list of donations to Perez in the 2006 campaign cycle, see ...

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