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EnergySolutions donates $25,000 to Rep. Bishop

EnergySolutions donates $25,000 to Rep. Bishop

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- EnergySolutions Inc. and its executives have donated $25,000 into U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop's re-election campaign since April.

The company is fighting a bill in Congress that would block its attempt to import foreign radioactive waste to Utah. Bishop is a former lobbyist for the company.

EnergySolutions has donated more than one-third of all money raised by Bishop in the 2nd quarter.

Bishop's opponent, Democrat Morgan Bowen, says the Salt Lake City-based company is not just supporting a candidate -- it's buying one.

But Bishop's Chief of Staff Scott Parker says that Bishop only makes decisions with his constituents in mind and based on what he believes is right.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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