DIRTY MONEY WATCH: Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Ca.)

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WHO: Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Ca.)

WHAT: Gallegly received the following dirty money: PMA Group (PAC) $2,000 in 2008 election cycle

WHY IT'S DIRTY: PMA Group (Paul Magliocchetti and Associates) was a defense lobbying group that is now the focus of multiple federal investigations concerning allegations of influence peddling and other corrupt activities, mostly associated with earmarks. Before it was disbanded earlier this year, PMA Group's employees and its political action committee gave current members of Congress $3.4 million between 1989 and 2008, with 79 percent of that going to Democrats, according to OpenSecrets.org.

WILL GALLEGLY GIVE IT BACK: Gallegly did not respond to The Examiner's request for comment.

THE SCORE:

Number of Democrats who have given it back: 0

Number of Republicans who have given it back: 0

Gave donation to charity: Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.)

YOUR TURN:You can reach Rep. Gallegly's Washington D.C. office at 202-225-5811

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Dirty Money is researched and written by Kevin Mooney of the The Washington Examiner's commentary staff

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