Tangled Web Of Campaign Cash Connects Hawaii To Maine
A Honolulu-based company that received an $8 million contract for defense work in Maine appears to be linked to a mysterious campaign donation made to a super PAC backing U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in her bid for re-election. That’s one reason the Society of Young Women Scientist and Engineers LLC came to the attention of the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan Washington-based watchdog focused on money in politics. The Campaign Legal Center asked the FEC to investigate the LLC’s $150,000 donation, saying it appeared to be illegal, in part because there’s no record of the Society of Young Women Scientist and Engineers having legitimate income. The donation was made Dec. 31.
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