A Closer Look at Sen. Shelby, Money, NASA MSFC, and Lobbyists

Keith's note: Since Sen. Shelby is suddenly interested in finances, lobbyists, and the sliming the Augustine Commission, I thought that a closer look at who Sen. Shelby's money people are is in order. With some help from NASA Watch readers in Alabama, it looks like lots of folks in Huntsville wrote big checks to Sen. Shelby's campaign - all on exactly the same day - 11 March 2009. Many of these folks wrote more than one check, according to Opensecrets.org. This listing is a subset of all of the contributions registered on this date. Seems like everyone who gave money on this date is either a lobbyist or a NASA MSFC contractor, married to one, or related to one:

KING, DAVID HUNTSVILLE, AL 35806 AEGIS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP/VP 3/11/2009 $2,300
BAUMBACK, THOMAS A MADISON, AL 35758 DYNETICS/PRESIDENT 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
BAUMBACK, THOMAS A MADISON, AL 35758 DYNETICS/PRESIDENT 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
BENDICKSON, MARC DR HUNTSVILLE, AL 35803 DYNETICS, INC./PRESIDENT 3/11/09 $1,400 (R)
BENDICKSON, MARC DR HUNTSVILLE, AL 35803 DYNETICS, INC./PRESIDENT 3/11/09 $900 (R)
BENDICKSON, SHERYL E HUNTSVILLE, AL35803 HOMEMAKER 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
BENDICKSON, SHERYL EHUNTSVILLE, AL35803 HOMEMAKER 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
DEMAIORIBUS, MICHAEL A HUNTSVILLE, AL 35802 DYNETICS, INC./ENGINEER 3/11/09 $1,000 (R)
LESTER, GREG HUNTSVILLE, AL 35803 DYNETICS/DIVISION MANAGER 3/11/09 $1,000 (R)
WHITCOMB, JONATHAN T HUNTSVILLE, AL 35802 DYNETICS, INC./DIVISION MANAGER 3/11/09 $1,000 (R)
BORMAN, RUSSELL M HUNTSVILLE, AL 35801 GRAY RESEARCH, INC./VICE PRESIDENT 3/11/09 $500 (R)
GRAY, CYNTHIA C HUNTSVILLE, AL 35802 GRAY RESEARCH, INC./CEO 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
GRAY, CYNTHIA C HUNTSVILLE, AL 35802 GRAY RESEARCH, INC./CEO 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
HATCHETT, MONTE J HUNTSVILLE, AL 35803 GRAY RESEARCH, INC./VICE PRESIDENT- 3/11/09 $500 (R)
HOLBERT, MIKE MERIDIANVILLE, AL 35759 GRAY RESEARCH, INC./SENIOR VICE PRE 3/11/09 $1,000 (R)
REYNOLDS, SELWYN HUNTSVILLE, AL 35801 GRAY RESEARCH, INC./PROGRAM MANAGER 3/11/09 $600 (R)
SELF, MICHAEL A FAYETTEVILLE, TN 37334 GRAY RESEARCH, INC./SCHEDULE ANALYS 3/11/09 $200 (R)
SHIRLEY, EARL W JR ROGERSVILLE, AL 35652 GRAY RESEARCH, INC./DIRECTOR 3/11/09 $1,000 (R)
TAYLOR, CURTIS O HUNTSVILLE, AL 35801 GRAY RESEARCH, INC./DIRECTOR SPACE 3/11/09 $500 (R)
TURNER, GLENN R HAMPTON COVE, AL 35763 GRAY RESEARCH, INC./ENGINEER 3/11/09 $250 (R)
BROWN, NORMAN S ATHENS, AL 35613 ORION PROPULSION/PRESIDENT 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
PICKENS, TIM L MADISON, AL 35758 ORION PROPULSION/PRESIDENT 3/11/09 $1,400 (R)
PICKENS, TIM L MADISON, AL 35758 ORION PROPULSION/PRESIDENT 3/11/09 $900 (R)

Collazo Enterprises is a registered Lobbyist in Washington, spending lots of money to influence Congress, yet it apparently has no employees in Huntsville and is owned entirely by Mr. Collazo. Collazo Enterprises owns Colsa. Colsa Corp is Shelby's 16th ranked donor and contributed $21,300 between 2005 and 2010. Collazo Enterprises is ranked #9 among Shelby's donors and made a total of $26,100 in contributions during the same time period. That's a total of $47,400. A number of Colsa employees made a contribution to Shelby on 11 March 2009 as did other spouses, relatives, etc. and lots of people with the last name "Collazo".

AMOS, RICHARD W HUNTSVILLE, AL 35802 COLSA CORPORATION/PRESIDENT 3/11/2009 $2,300
AMOS, JOYCE B HUNTSVILLE, AL35802 GRISON HIGH SCHOOL/TEACHER 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
VAN CORUM, S HAMPTON COVE, AL 35763 COLSA CORP./EXECUTIVE 3/11/2009 $700
CARTER, RICHARD A MADISON, AL35758 COLSA CORPORATION/EXECUTIVE VICE PR 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
COLLAZO, ROSANA MADISON, AL35758 RETIRED 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
COLLAZO, ROSANA MADISON, AL35758 RETIRED 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
COLLAZO, CARMEN A MRS HUNTSVILLE, AL35806 HOMEMAKER 3/11/09 $700 (R)
COLLAZO, FRANCISCO L MADISON, AL35758 JCA PROPERTIES/PRESIDENT 3/11/09 $700 (R)
COLLAZO, FRANK J HUNTSVILLE, AL35806 COLSA CORP./CEO 3/11/09 $700 (R)
COLLAZO, JOSE A SCOTTSBORO, AL35769 COLSA CORPORATION/VP POLITICAL & CO 3/11/09 $700 (R)
COLLAZO, KIMBERLY H SCOTTSBORO, AL35769 HOMEMAKER 3/11/09 $700 (R)
COLLAZO, LISA MADISON, AL35758 HOMEMAKER 3/11/09 $700 (R)

Then there are these folks ... including a "student"

CRUTCHER, JAVIN B MADISON, AL35758 STUDENT 3/11/09 $2,200 (R)
CRUTCHER, JERED MADISON, AL35758 MAXIMUM TECHNOLOGY CORP./SYSTEMS AN 3/11/09 $2,200 (R)
SEXTON, WILLIAM B DECATUR, AL35602 BUSINESSMAN/SELF EMPLOYED 3/11/09 $1,500 (R)
MCGINNIS, THOMAS M HERNDON,VA20171 CSC/BUSINESS UNIT EXECUTIVE 3/11/09 $1,500 (R)
KOSHUT, THOMAS HAMPTON COVE, AL35763 UAH/SCIENTIST 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
CASWELL, TIMOTHY H BURKE,VA22015 CSC/VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAG 3/11/09 $1,500 (R)
BOLGER, PHILIP MADISON, AL35758 SPARTA, INC./DIVISION MANAGER 3/11/09 $500 (R)
BUCHANAN, IAN F MADISON, AL35758 SPARTA, INC./CHIEF ENGINEER 3/11/09 $500 (R)
TEVEPAUGH, JAMES A JR HUNTSVILLE, AL35807 LOCKHEED MARTIN/VP 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
BARRETT, JADA M MADISON, AL35758 FUTURE RESEARCH CORPORATION/DATA AN 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
BARRETT, JADA M MADISON, AL35758 FUTURE RESEARCH CORPORATION/DATA AN 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
GOODNER, WILLIAM D BROWNSBORO, AL35741 SPARTA, INC./VICE PRESIDENT 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
NUNN, JESSE W MADISON, AL35758 FUTURE RESEARCH CORP/CEO 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
NUNN, PASTENNA L MADISON, AL35758 SUPERIOR SOLUTIONS, INC./CEO 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
PROPST, ELOISE HUNTSVILLE, AL35801 HOMEMAKER 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
PROPST, ELOISE HUNTSVILLE, AL35801 HOMEMAKER 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
PROPST, W S HUNTSVILLE, AL35801 WSP INVESTMENTS/PRESIDENT 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
PROPST, W S HUNTSVILLE, AL35801 WSP INVESTMENTS/PRESIDENT 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
RYANS, CEDRIC D MADISON, AL35756 FUTURE RESEARCH CORPORATION/FACILIT 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
RYANS, CEDRIC D MADISON, AL35756 FUTURE RESEARCH CORPORATION/FACILIT 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
WILLIAMS, JAMES C HUNTSVILLE, AL35811 FUTURE RESEARCH CORP/VP OPERATIONS 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
WILLIAMS, MONICA C HUNTSVILLE, AL35811 FUTURE RESEARCH CORP./CONTRACT MGR 3/11/09 $2,400 (R) WILLIAMS, MONICA C HUNTSVILLE, AL35811 FUTURE RESEARCH CORP./CONTRACT MGR 3/11/09 $2,400 (R)
BODEKER, DAN A MADISON, AL35757 BFA SYSTEMS/CEO 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
GHAFFARIAN, KAMAL S ELLICOTT CITY,MD21042 SGT, INC./PRESIDENT 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
HALL, SUSAN L KEEDYSVILLE,MD21756 MILLENNIUM ENGINEERING AND INT/COO 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
HENDRICK, SHARMAN R HUNTSVILLE, AL35802 THE HENDRICK GROUP/PUBLIC RELATIONS 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)
HERDY, J R HAMPTON COVE, AL35763 QUALIS CORPORATION/PROGRAM MANAGER 3/11/09 $2,300 (R)

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