McCain's Big PhRMA Lobbyists

December 05, 2009 2:52 pm ET

While speaking on the Senate floor during Saturday's special health care debate, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) offered his take on PhRMA's role in the current Democratic health care reform legislation.  The distinguished senator from Arizona has forgotten, however, how much money he accepted from PhRMA during his failed bid for the presidency.

McCain: PhRMA Is Benefiting From The Democrats' Plans

11 McCain Lobbyists Have Represented The Pharmaceutical Industry's Main Lobbying Group: PhRMA

Eleven of the lobbyists who ran McCain's campaign and raised money for him have represented the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the pharmaceutical industry's main lobbying group.

Lobbyist Name & Campaign Role

James Courter - National Finance Co-Chairman

Doug Davenport - Fundraiser & Former Regional Campaign Manager

Frank Donatelli - Installed by McCain as Deputy RNC Chairman

Juleanna Glover Weiss - Fundraiser

Kristen Gullott - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Vicki Hart - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Tom Loeffler - Fundraiser & Former National Co-Chairman

Steve Perry - Fundraiser

Elise Pickering - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Timothy Powers - Fundraiser

Vin Weber - Fundraiser

    [Senate Lobbying Disclosure Records, accessed 6/18/08]

27 McCain Lobbyists Have Represented 15 Of The 21 Fortune 1000 Pharmaceutical Companies

The lobbyists who ran McCain's campaign and raised money for him have represented 15 of the 21 pharmaceutical companies in the 2008 Fortune 1000, including 9 of the top 10.  In all, 27 different lobbyists involved in the McCain Campaign have represented the Fortune 1000 pharmaceutical companies.

Fortune 1000 Pharma Rank

Overall Fortune 200

Rank

Company

Donations

To

McCain

Number

Of

McCain

Lobbyists

Lobbyist Names

&

Campaign Role

1

35

Johnson & Johnson

$11,150

3

Charlie Black - Senior Political Adviser

Judy Black - Fundraiser

Vicki Hart - Women for McCain Steering Committee

2

47

Pfizer

$15,560

6

Bryan Cunningham - Fundraiser

Frank Donatelli - Installed by McCain as Deputy RNC Chairman

John Green - Congressional Liaison

Anthony Principi - Fundraiser

Vin Weber - Fundraiser

Richard Williamson - Senior Adviser & Fundraiser

3

96

Abbott Laboratories

$12,850

0

----

4

101

Merck

$14,850

1

Elise Pickering - Women for McCain Steering Committee

5

113

Wyeth

$5,850

1

Rebecca Anderson - Women for McCain Steering Committee

6

125

Bristol-Myers Squibb

$18,400

3

Kristen Gullott - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Richard Hohlt - Fundraiser

Tom Loeffler - Fundraiser; Former National Co-Chairman

7

133

Eli Lilly

$17,400

6

Bryan Cunningham - Fundraiser

Juleanna Glover Weiss - Fundraiser

Robert Harding - Fundraiser

Vicki Hart - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Timothy Powers - Fundraiser

Vin Weber - Fundraiser

8

173

Amgen

$13,000

7

David Beightol - Fundraiser

Melissa Edwards - Fundraiser

Janet Grissom - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Vicki Hart - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Peter Madigan - Fundraiser

Susan Molinari - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Elise Pickering - Women for McCain Steering Committee

9

212

Schering-Plough

$9,250

2

John Green - Congressional Liaison

Vin Weber - Fundraiser

10

536

Gilead Sciences

$0

5

Carlos Bonilla - Former Economic Adviser

David Crane - Senior Policy Adviser

Doug Davenport - Fundraiser & Former Reg. Campaign Mgr.

Melissa Edwards - Fundraiser

Susan Molinari - Women for McCain Steering Committee

11

554

Allergan

$1,000

1

John Clerici - Fundraiser

12

572

Genzyme

$2,300

2

Tim Powers - Fundraiser

Vin Weber - Fundraiser

13

605

Forest Laboratories

$0

0

----

14

608

Hospira

$500

0

----

15

648

Biogen Idec

$500

0

----

16

736

Mylan

$14,500

3

Ashley Davis - Women for McCain Steering Committee

David Girard-di Carlo - Fundraiser

John McGovern - Fundraiser

17

760

Barr Pharmaceuticals

$0

1

Sam Geduldig - Fundraiser

18

775

Watson Pharmaceuticals

$0

4

Carlos Bonilla - Former Economic Adviser

David Crane - Senior Policy Adviser

Melissa Edwards - Fundraiser

Susan Molinari - Women for McCain Steering Committee

19

857

King Pharmaceuticals

$0

0

----

20

894

NBTY

$0

0

----

21

952

Cephalon

$0

1

John Green - Congressional Liaison

    [Senate Lobbying Disclosure Records, accessed 4/3/08; CQ Moneyline, accessed 6/19/08]

Other Top McCain Advisers & Fundraisers Have Lobbied For The Pharmaceutical Industry

Company

Donations

To

McCain

Number

Of

McCain

Lobbyists

Lobbyist Names

&

Campaign Role

AAI Pharma

$0

2

Melissa Edwards - Fundraiser

Susan Molinari - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Acambis

$0

1

John Clerici - Fundraiser

Ameren

$0

3

Wayne Berman - National Finance Co-Chairman

Jack Oliver - Fundraiser

Elise Pickering - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Amylin

$0

1

Elise Pickering - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals

$750

2

Rebecca Anderson - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Elise Pickering - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Aventis Pharmaceuticals

$0

2

Juleanna Glover Weiss - Fundraiser

Vin Weber - Fundraiser

Boehringer IngelHeim

$1,000

1

Chris Fidler - Fundraiser

Bio Marin Pharmaceutical

$0

4

Carlos Bonilla - Former Economic Adviser

David Crane - Senior Policy Adviser

Melissa Edwards - Fundraiser

Susan Molinari - Women for McCain Steering Committee

BioPure Corp.

$0

4

Carlos Bonilla - Former Economic Adviser

David Crane - Senior Policy Adviser

Melissa Edwards - Fundraiser

Susan Molinari - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Celgene Corporation

$2,800

3

Carlos Bonilla - Former Economic Adviser

Melissa Edwards - Fundraiser

Susan Molinari - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Coalition for a Competitive Pharmaceutical Market

$0

3

Kirk Blalock - Fundraiser

Kirsten Chadwick - Fundraiser

Aleix Jarvis - Fundraiser

DOR bio

$0

1

John Clerici - Fundraiser

EMD

$0

2

John Clerici - Fundraiser

Timothy Powers - Fundraiser

Fleming & Co. Pharmaceuticals

$0

4

Carlos Bonilla - Former Economic Adviser

David Crane - Senior Policy Adviser

Melissa Edwards - Fundraiser

Susan Molinari - Women for McCain Steering Committee

GlaxoSmithkline

$2,000

3

Philmore Anderson - Fundraiser

Chris Fidler - Fundraiser

James Pitts - Fundraiser

Heyl Chem-Pharm Fabrik

$0

4

Carlos Bonilla - Former Economic Adviser

David Crane - Senior Policy Adviser

Melissa Edwards - Fundraiser

Susan Molinari - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Hoffman La-Roche

$200

1

John Green - Congressional Liaison

Introgen Therapeutics

$11,500

4

William Ball III - National Security Adviser

Kristen Gullott - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Tom Loeffler - Fundraiser & Former National Co-Chairman

Susan Nelson - National Finance Director

Knoll Pharmaceutical

$0

1

Frank Donatelli - Installed by McCain as Deputy RNC Chairman

Neuren Pharmaceuticals

$0

1

John McGovern - Fundraiser

Novartis

$1,000

4

Rebecca Anderson - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Juleanna Glover Weiss - Fundraiser

Timothy Powers - Fundraiser

Vin Weber - Fundraiser

Ortho Biotech Products

$0

1

Vicki Hart - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Pharmed Group

$0

1

Sloan Rappoport - Fundraiser

Procter & Gamble

$5,500

1

Elise Pickering - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Purdue Pharma

$0

1

Tom Loeffler - Fundraiser & Former National Co-Chairman

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals

$0

5

Carlos Bonilla - Former Economic Adviser

David Crane - Senior Policy Adviser

Ashley Davis - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Melissa Edwards - Fundraiser

Susan Molinari - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Roche Diagnostics

$3,200

1

Wayne Berman - National Finance Co-Chairman

Sanofi-Aventis

$1,200

1

Katie Stahl - Fundraiser

Sanofi Pasteur

$0

5

Carlos Bonilla - Former Economic Adviser

John Clerici - Fundraiser

Melissa Edwards - Fundraiser

Susan Molinari - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Steve Phillips - Fundraiser

Stratus Pharmaceuticals

$0

1

Chris Fidler - Fundraiser

Teva Pharmaceuticals

$2,300

5

Carlos Bonilla - Former Economic Adviser

David Crane - Senior Policy Adviser

Melissa Edwards - Fundraiser

Susan Molinari - Women for McCain Steering Committee

Timothy Powers - Fundraiser

Vaxgen

$0

1

Vicki Hart - Women for McCain Steering Committee

[Senate Lobbying Disclosure Records, accessed 4/3/08; CQ Moneyline, accessed 6/19/08]

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