Highway Bill Took Young On Cross Country Fundraising Tour | Talking Points Memo

When developer Daniel Aronoff wanted an interchange built in Florida, Rep. Don Young (R-AK) came through — after Aronoff arranged a $40,000 fundraiser for him. But Florida wasn’t the only remote state where the Alaskan congressman proved popular in 2005. A massive transportation bill was making its way through Congress, and Young, as the chairman of the transportation committee, was in a powerful position.

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