White House Bangs-to-Bucks

White House Bangs-to-Bucks

White House Bangs-to-Bucks

Gossip, speculation, and scuttlebutt about politics.
Sept. 10 1997 10:19 PM

White House Bangs-to-Bucks

The new issue of Sam Smith's Progressive Review calculates these bang-to-buck ratios for the donors/fundraisers now under investigation:

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Johnny Chung made 50 visits to the White House and lined up $400,000 for the Democrats. Bang-to-buck ratio: $8,000 per visit

Charlie Trie gave the Democrats at least $257,000 and visited the White House 23 times. Bang-to-buck ratio: $11,173.91 per visit.

Pauline Kanchanalak gave more than $230,000 to the Democrats and visited the White House 10 times. Bang-to-buck ratio: $23,000 per visit.

John Huang channeled some $3 million to the Democrats and visited the White House 67 times. Bang-to-buck ratio: $44,776.12 per visit.

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James Riady made up to 20 trips to the White House and donated some $1 million to the Democratic Party. Bang-to-buck ratio: $50,000 per visit.