Teamsters president James Hoffa is a big booster of LaHood, issuing a statement when the latter was named by Obama that said it all: "As a moderate Republican, he has been a friend of the Teamsters Union on a number of important issues." The senator accused GOP governor George Ryan, now serving a six-and-ahalf-year prison sentence on a corruption conviction, of opposing competitive bidding rules so he could dole out money to political allies.
LaHood's Neighborhood John H Fund The American Spectator; Mar 2009; 42, 2; Docstoc pg. 60 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Fu
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