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Pioneer Profiles: George W. Bush's $100,000 Club
Name: Jorge L. Arrizurieta
Occupation: Top Staff Lobbyist, Huizenga Holdings, Inc.
Industry: Finance
Home: Miami Beach, Florida

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Arrizurieta is a registered lobbyist for H. Wayne Huizenga’s AutoNation, Miami Dolphins and Decoma, Ltd. Two Florida House members complained in ’97 that Arrizurieta threatened them after they opposed a $60 million tax break for Huizenga. One member said Arrizurieta told his office that they could stop calling him for favors. Another member said Arrizurieta said that Huizenga would finance a candidate to run against him. Arrizurieta’s boss, Huizenga, contributed $15,000 to Bush’s gubernatorial campaigns. Arrizurieta, who used to work for U.S. Senator Connie Mack, told the press that his Pioneer money can be considered Huizenga cash. “We’re all one family,” he said. “I can assure you his handprints are all over it.” For another member of the Huizenga “family,” see Pioneer James Blosser.

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