No more unanswered questions. Just follow the money trail.
It appears that COAST's reporting of top secret fundraiser for the Driehaus campaign following the closed meeting appears to be correct. Was this meeting used as leverage by Driehaus to raise money from a contractor that stands to benefit from federal funding for local transportation projects? You be the judge. The Parsons Brinkerhoff PAC and Parsons Brinkerhoff President Fred Craig each contributed $500 to the Driehaus campaign. Those contributions were deposited the very next day after the meeting. Smell Fishy?
Not coincidentally, Parsons Brinkerhoff's PAC also contributed $1000 to the campaign of Congressman Oberstar.
"Steve Driehaus reminds us once again why we strongly oppose returning him to Congress," said COAST Chairman Jason Gloyd. "Driehaus is clearly a willing participant in the big-money culture of corruption in politics." Gloyd continued, "The shameful pay to play atmosphere that Driehaus has gladly wallowed in is exactly what's wrong with our representatives in Washington."