42 Lobbyists Raised $9 Million For Mitt Romney From July to September

Public Campaign Action Fund is now Every Voice. Check out our new website: EveryVoice.org

“Some of the highest-level positions in a potential Romney administration are expected be filled by former lobbyists and Washington insiders,” Politico reported on Monday.

Many of the lobbyists excited for a Romney administration have also been raising big money for the Republican presidential candidate, according to a lobbyist bundler report filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Monday. From July to September, 42 lobbyists raised just under $9 million for Romney’s campaign.

The president of the American Trucking Association, Bill Graves, was the top lobbyist bundler in the third quarter, bringing in almost $1.1 million in contributions for Romney’s campaign.

The hired guns represent clients like defense contractors, Koch Industries, banks, and financial firms. The bundlers also include in-house lobbyists at PhRMA, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, tobacco giant Altria, and insurance company Aflac.

The table below lists out these lobbyists, a selection of their clients, and a link to their profile page at the Center for Responsive Politics. Click the headers to sort by different columns.

Name Bundled Firm/Company Select Clients Link
GRAVES, BILL (CEO) $1,090,350.00 AMERICAN TRUCKING ASSOCIATION American Trucking Association Link.
BEIGHTOL, DAVID $1,087,190.78 DUTKO GRAYLING Johnson Controls, MPI Corporate Holdings, Rust Consulting, Symplicity Corp Link.
VAN DONGEN, DIRK $960,784.00 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WHOLESALER DIS National Association of Wholesaler Distributors Link.
SIMMONS, WILLIAM $848,693.00 THE DUTKO GROUP Accenture, Google, Lenovo Group Link.
BURTON, KENT $516,475.00 NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGIES Murray Energy, Marathon Oil, Shell, PG&E Link.
BAKER, MARK $389,550.00 SELF-EMPLOYED Raytheon Link.
PAXON, WILLIAM $368,000.00 AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Boeing, Dow Chemical, Fluor, Hoveround, Pfizer Link.
ISAKOWITZ, MARK $367,800.00 FIERCE, ISAKOWITZ & BLALOCK BP, Blackstone, JPMorgan, Home Depot, Facebook Link.
RIGBY, GINA $334,825.00 AFLAC AFLAC Link.
GRAND, ROBERT $283,500.00 BARNES & THORNBURG Evansville, Indianapolis, Simon Property Group Link.
SCULLY, THOMAS $278,850.00 ALSTON & BIRD LLP Aetna, HealthSouth, Verizon Link.
HARRISON, DEBBIE $270,500.00 MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. Marriott International Link.
D'AMATO, ALFONSE $238,200.00 PARK STRATEGIES, L.L.C. Lockheed Martin, General Atomics, United Technologies Link.
HOHLT, RICHARD $232,500.00 RETIRED Altria, BMW, Chevron Link.
VOGEL, ALEXANDER $180,000.00 MEHLMAN VOGEL COSTAGNELTI America's Health Insurance Plans, Business Roundtable, Koch Industries Link.
HUGHEY, GAYLORD, JR $162,225.00 SELF-EMPLOYED East Texas Medical Center, Heartland Security Insurance Group Link.
MAYNOR, LINDA $120,000.00 MAYNOR, LLC American Immigration Services, PeopleTec Link.
TAMASI, DAVID $109,825.00 RASKY BAERLEIN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION Cerberus Capital, National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association Link.
FUENTES, JOSE, $103,100.00 EASTPORT STRATEGIES L.L.C.    
HARTWELL, ROBERT $95,425.00 HARTWELL CAPITOL CONSULTING Excel Services Corp. Link.
GATES, BRUCE $93,300.00 ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES, INC. Altria (Phillip Morris) Link.
ZARRELLI, MICHAEL $83,550.00 ALTICOR Alticor (Amway) Link.
KIES, KENNETH $72,748.61 FEDERAL POLICY GROUP American Bankers Association, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, GE, Hess Corp. Link.
INGLE, EDWARD $68,821.00 MICROSOFT CORP. Microsoft Link.
BLACK, JUDY $66,360.00 BROWNSTEIN, HYATT, FARBER, SCHRECK Sony, American Gaming Association, Genworth Financial, Johnson & Johnson Link.
CASTELLANI, JOHN (CEO) $61,000.00 PHRMA PHRMA Link.
SANDHERR, STEPHEN (CEO) $56,212.00 ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMER Associated General Contractors of America Link.
BOGGS, J., III $54,750.00 KING & SPALDING LLP SAP, Mosaic Link.
O'NEILL, KEVIN $47,790.00 PATTON BOGGS Roche, Penn National Holdings, Baylor University Link.
WILKINS, DAVID $47,500.00 NELSON, MULLINS, RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, South Carolina Ports Authority Link.
SAMORA, JOSEPH JR. $41,675.00 CASE NEW HOLLAND INC. Fiat SPA Link.
MILLER, BRIAN $36,550.00 BP AMERICA, INC. BP America Link.
TIMMONS, JAY $33,250.00 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS National Association of Manufacturers Link.
LUNDY, JOHN $33,000.00 CAPITOL RESOURCES Comcast, Earthlink, Kansas City Southern Link.
PRESLEY, ANNIE $25,520.00 BRYAN CAVE LLP    
JOHNSON, MICHAEL $25,000.00 NATIONAL BEER WHOLESALERS ASSOCIATION National Beer Wholesalers Association Link.
SEIDEL, JOSEPH $23,300.00 CREDIT SUISSE Credit Suisse Link.
FAY, KEVIN $20,000.00 ALCALDE & FAY Dow Chemical, Intel, California Egg Farmers Link.
WALL, JOSEPH $18,650.00 GOLDMAN SACHS Goldman Sachs Link.
COONEY, MANUS $18,500.00 AMERICAN CONTINENTAL GROUP Amgen, Credit Suisse, Comcast, Monsanto Link.
LAVENDER, LARRY $17,500.00 JONES WALKER Poarch Band of Creek Indians Link.
HOOLEY, JAMES $16,950.00 CLEAN ENERGY Clean Energy Fuels Corp Link.

By law, candidates are only required to release the lobbyists who are bundling money for their campaign. While President Obama--like Sen. John McCain and former President George W. Bush—has released a list of all the bundlers raising money for his campaign, the Romney campaign refuses to do so.