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Gillibrand, Hayworth Campaigns Powered By Indian Point

Posted By Joseph Spector On October 1, 2012 @ 10:26 am In Other | Comments Disabled

The PAC for Indian Point in Westchester County has been active in supporting candidates with campaign cash, including Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth and Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the Journal News reported.

Hayworth, the Hudson Valley congresswoman, is seeking a second term against Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney. Gillibrand is seeking a full six-year term against Republican Wendy Long.

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The Entergy Corporation Political Action Committee is among the larger organizations helping power producers and associations spread their message in Washington. It ranks 14th on a list of 95 PACs backed by electric utilities and industry associations, according to data compiled by the Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics. Entergy has given money to House and Senate candidates nationwide, beyond the seven states in which it or its subsidiaries own or operate reactors.

The PAC, said Jerry Nappi, a spokesman for Indian Point owner Entergy Nuclear, “makes contributions to candidates whose views are generally supportive of our industry and share our concerns.”

The company’s PAC has given campaign cash to 10 of New York’s 29 House members during the current election cycle. Hayworth of Bedford heads the local list with $9,000, and she ranks third nationally. At the top is Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives and a vocal supporter of nuclear energy. He received $10,000, the maximum a PAC can give to a federal candidate in an election year.


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