Former Senators Stay In The Money Game

Posted July 20, 2009 at 4:47pm

Some former senators who left Congress years ago are still keeping campaign money in motion.

Democrats Donald Riegle of Michigan and Robert G. Torricelli of New Jersey and Republican Ben Nighthorse Campbell are among the former senators whose fundraising reports for the second quarter of 2009 were on file Wednesday with the Senate Office of Public Records in Washington.

Riegle, who served three Senate terms and retired at the end of 1994, gave $10,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), the campaign arm of the 60 Democratic senators, and $1,000 to Connecticut Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, who faces a tough 2010 re-election.