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Defense contractors go all-in for incumbents
Monday - 9/27/2010, 3:19pm EDT
The defense industry has poured money into the campaigns of members of the Armed Services committee and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
Freshman Virginia Rep. Glenn Nye received less than $10,000 in defense industry donations in 2008. Less than two years later, after serving on the House Armed Services Committee, Nye's defense donations increased ten-fold.
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton, has been on Capitol Hill for 33 years and "has rarely faced a tough contest."
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