With the investigation of Goldman Sachs by the Securities and
Exchange Commission in the news, Democratic 13th Congressional District
candidate Scott Harper is calling on incumbent Republican Judy Biggert
to return the $2,000 she took from the financial firm's PAC earlier this year.
From a Harper press release:
Pointing out that this $2000 was just a fraction of the $1.6 million the Biggert has accepted from the insurance and financial services industry since being elected, Scott Harper suggested that “Biggert ought to return every dime she’s taken from Goldman Sachs and the Wall Street bankers who cost 8 million Americans their jobs. This is about transparency and accountability, not just for the big banks but for the lawmakers who took their money and voted to let them continue business as usual.”
Noting his opponent’s votes against oversight of the financial system [HR 4173] and accountability for recipients of TARP funds [HR 384], Harper said that “Biggert’s voting record clearly shows that she is more interested in protecting Wall Street CEOs than west suburban constituents.”
GOP U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk recently announced -- after being challenged by Democratic rival Alexi Giannoulias -- that he would return the $54,010 in donations he received from employees of Goldman Sach.