According to the watchdog site, OpenSecrets.org, these Minnesota candidates have received campaign contributions by the AIG Group.
Michele Bachmann $250
Norm Coleman $1,000
Elwyn Tinklenberg $750
Al Franken $400
Amy Klobuchar $3,000
Mark Kennedy $1,250
Jim Oberstar $3,000
Norm Coleman $7,333
Paul Wellstone $1,100
Jim Oberstar $1,000
Update 3:23 p.m. From Dave Dziok, communications director for Rep. Michele Bachmann:
If you follow the link below you will see that an analyst for AIG in Houston, Texas, donated to Congresswoman Bachmann’s campaign but not to the AIG PAC.
Here’s the link for donors to AIG’s PAC. Trevor Cox of Houston, TX doesn’t appear on there at all.
Here’s the link to Trevor Cox’s donations which are completely separate and independent from AIG. Simply because he is employed there does not mean he is associated with the PAC that is responsible for political contributions in any way. The names he contributed to, on his own, seem to be all pro-life heavy hitters.
Congresswoman Bachmann has not ever received donations from AIG. As we told the CRP, the way they report is misleading so I understand how the confusion was made, but the story as reported is misleading so I wanted to draw it your attention.