USA: donations by Corning bosses to relect congressman

US Republican congressman John R. Kuhl Jr. was relected on 7 November 2006 with financial help from Corning executives, records filed with the Federal Election Commission show. Donors identifying them…

US Republican congressman John R. Kuhl Jr. was relected on 7 November 2006 with financial help from Corning executives, records filed with the Federal Election Commission show. Donors identifying themselves as executives of Corning Inc. or subsidiary companies gave Kuhl about USD 45,750. The company is a major employer in Representative Kuhl“s district. The congressman successfully pushed for a federal grant to help finance some of the company“s research. He has also worked to obtain federal money for clean diesel programs that will benefit the company“s growing diesel pollution control products business. Mr. Kuhl built his relationship with Corning Inc. during more than two decades as a state legislator.