Chairman McKeon Dines Off His Own PAC and Defense Industry

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Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee . His Buck McKeon for Congress committee reported receipts of $139,660 and spending of $139,532 during the second quarter, leaving $521,043 cash on hand as of June 30.

Receipts included $86,555 from PACs and other committees. Boeing PAC gave $1,000; SAIC Voluntary PAC gave $2,000; Honeywell International PAC gave $1,000; Huntington Ingalls Industries SHIPPAC gave $1,000; Textron Inc. PAC gave $1,000; United Technologies Corporation PAC gave $1,000; among others.

The committee also received $51,571 from itemized individual contributors. He received $26,846 from those in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. He received $16,500 from those in California.

Seventeen employees of Northrup Grumman contributed $18,600, including $2,600 from Wesley Bush (CEO, Northrup Grumman) and 16 other executives each giving $1,000. Thirteen contributions were received on the same day.

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The committee spent $4,184 at the Capitol Hill Club; $1,995 at Sonoma Restaurant; $689 at the Ritz Carlton; $441 at Ruth's Chris; and $350 at 2941 Restaurant.

The committee held a mid-June fundraising event in Henderson, Nev., spending $4,762 at the RioSecco Golf Club; $3,714 at the G Valley Hotel; and $3,452 at Hanks Steakhouse. The committee received only $1,225 from Nevada donors. Also in Nevada, Dave McKeon, son of Rep. Buck McKeon, is running for Clark County GOP chairman. The election is July 17.

The committee also spent $1,810 at Red Sox-Fenway Park for a Boston fundraiser. There were no contributors listed from Massachusetts.

The committee transferred $50,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

View his 2011-2012 financial profile.