Dominion Resources lobbyist Bob Orndorff had one of the more interesting disclosures, reporting that his employer had made a $20,000 contribution to support the Democratic Leadership Committee conference June 2-3 at The Greenbrier.
Although the event drew hundreds of Democrat legislators from several states, Orndorff estimated the expenditure on the six West Virginia legislators attending at $1,200, or $200 each, with Sens. Kessler, Unger, and Ron Stollings, D-Lincoln, and Delegates Skaff, Harry Keith White, D-Mingo, and Stephen Skinner, D-Jefferson, in attendance.
(The included itinerary didn't seem to leave a lot of time for strategizing, beginning with a reception, dinner, and bowling Sunday evening, and breakfast, golf and a reception and dinner Monday.)
Jan Vineyard, with the Oil Marketers and Grocers Association (OMEGA) and Steve White, with White Law Offices, co-hosted a night at Appalachian Power Park Aug. 19, while the Legislature was in town for monthly interim meetings.
Total cost was $1,775, or $25 per person, including 56 legislators and state officials who attended, at a cost of $1,400. (Not much of a group discount, considering White is a part owner of the West Virginia Power.)
Finally, some miscellaneous highlights:
* Lobbyist and former legislator Gil White reported spending $1,307 for dinner at The Greenbrier on Aug. 28 during the state Chamber of Commerce Business Summit for Kessler; Miley and his wife; Senate Judiciary Chairman Corey Palumbo, D-Kanawha, and his wife; and Sen. Mike Green, D-Raleigh. That works out to about $217.83 per.
* Lobbyist and former legislator Marc Harman reported expenditures of $507.25: $7.25 meals/beverages for Delegate Kevin Craig, D-Cabell, and a $500 campaign contribution to Congressional candidate Nick Casey.
* Lobbyist and state Democratic Party head (and former Manchin chief of staff) Larry Puccio reported spending $123.60 to buy Kessler dinner Aug. 19 at the Chop House, with the notation, "Social only- - no lobbying."
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