In the last election cycle, the largest contributor to Congressman Walter Jones’ campaign was a company by the name of Emergent BioSolutions.  Mr Faud El-Hibri, President of Emergent BioSolutions, and his family contributed $11,500 to Jones in 2008.  They contributed another $4,600 in 2009.  Emergent BioSolutions is the maker of BioThrax, an Anthrax vaccine.  In October 2008, Emergent won a $364 million contract from the Department of Health and Human Services to supply 14.5 million does of the BioThrax vaccine to the government, which is uses to inoculate military personnel.    Additional funding on the above contract in the amount of $30 million was obtained in June 2009.   Contributions from Emergent to Jones’ campaign occurred in April and September 2008 and in August 2009.  Jones is a member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee.

Coming in second in the largest contributor lineup for 2008 for Walter Jones is the SEIU.  Yes, ladies and gentleman, that’s right, the Service Employees International Union contributed $10,000 to Congressman Walter Jones in 2008.  Jones was one of 25 lucky Republicans to receive money from the SEIU that year and one of only five to receive their most generous donation of $10,000.  SEIU also contributed $2000 to Jones in 2006 and $2500 in 2004.  We’ll need to do some digging to find out why the SEIU found Congressman Jones so deserving in 2008.

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