Monday, July 07, 2008

MN-01 : Dr. Davis Donates $500 to get $5000 !

With the news that Dr. Brian Davis, the Republican endorsed candidate to be Minnesota’s First District Congressman, “raised $391,000 during the latest period, and finished with $376,000 in cash. His $100,000 loan comes on top of a $24,000 loan he made during the first quarter of the year.”

That got me thinking I wonder how much he supported previous candidates. Checking the OpenSecrets.org website, reveals no record of any contribution to any candidate in 2006. The website would report donations exceeding $200, so it is possible that Dr. Davis could have made donations less than that amount.

Interestingly, though three donations were made in 2007.
Brian Davis of Rochester MN 55902 gave $1050 on October 9, 2007 to the Republican Party of Minnesota.
Dr. Brian Davis, a Mayo Clinic/Doctor Rochester MN 55905 on April 30, 2007 gave $500 to American Society/Therapeutic Radiology.
Brian J Davis of Rochester MN 55902 on May 2, 2007 gave $500 to Rudolph W. Giuliani.

American Society/Therapeutic Radiology typically donates funds to influence legislation, so who they do give their money ?

Now, looking at the distributions from American Society/Therapeutic Radiology contributed $2,500 to Dr. Davis’ campaign.

UPDATE This post was orginally written before I found the FEC report which included the second quarter. On May 13, 2008, the American Society/Therapeutic Radiology gave an additional $2,500 for a grand total of $5,000.

In investing jargon, it’s called a 5-bagger. UPDATE 10-bagger.
A pretty good deal … especially since there is not a record of Dr. Davis making a contribution before he thought of running.

I wonder if Rudy G. will be coming to Minnesota for a Davis fundraiser … but then again Rudy’s stance on Gay and Abortion issues did not produce many votes in the Republican primary.

2 comments:

Vox Verax said...

Great investigative work. Who has the American Society/Therapeutic Radiology supported more in the past? Republicans or Democrats? Did they give to either Gutknecht or Walz during the '06 cycle?

Ollie Ox said...

Nice post--and the FEC also listed a Davis contribution to the original Swift Boat Veterans in 2004. Here's a guy definitely committed to raising the level of discourse in America (not).