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Pioneer Profiles: George W. Bush's $100,000 Club
 
Name: Stephan M. Minikes
Occupation: Lobbyist, Thelan Reed & Preist
Industry: Lawyers & Lobbyists
Home: Washington, DC

Political Contributions:
Bush Gubernatorial Races: 
 $0
Republican Hard Money: 
$20,300
Republican Soft Money: 
$0
Democratic Hard Money: 
$10,550
Democratic Soft Money: 
$500
Federal PAC Hard Money:
$2,770
Total Contributions:
$34,120
Soft Money from Employer:
$10,000
to Republicans:
$0
to Democrats:
$10,000
Minikes heads the government affairs practice at this firm, which reported $2.5 million in lobby income in 98. Minikes is a specialist in government contracting. He registered as a hired gun for 13 clients, including: Asea Brown Boveri Combustion Engineering Nuclear Operations, Suiza Foods, SPD Technologies and Metromachine Corp. During the Nixon administration, Minikes was a senior vice president of the federal Export-Import Bank. The Export-Import Bank doles out millions of dollars of corporate welfare to multinationals in the form of government-supported export credits.


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