Global Crossing Spent Millions on National and State Politics

Total national contributions and soft-money donations — unregulated giving to political parties — by Global Crossing and its executives for the past three election cycles:

2002 — $724,270, $654,104.

2000 — $2.8 million, $2.1 million.

1998 — $33,750, $25,000.

Leading congressional recipients of Global Crossing contributions since 1997 and the amount received:


John McCain, R-Ariz., $31,000

Conrad Burns, R-Mont., $30,750

Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., $24,000

Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., $20,000

John Kerry, D-Mass., $20,000


Edward Markey, D-Mass., $12,500

Harold Ford, D-Tenn., $10,250

Thomas Reynolds, R-N.Y., $8,000

Henry Waxman, D-Calif., $8,000

Jane Harman, D-Calif., $5,000

Global Crossing Ltd. and its executives have given about $350,000 in political contributions since 1999 to California propositions, candidates and elected officials. The leading recipients are:

Gov. Gray Davis, Democrat, $145,000

Propositions 12 and 13: Clean, Safe, Reliable Water, $100,000

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, $29,222.78

The Hispanic Republican Caucus, $25,000

California Republican Party, $20,000

Democratic National Committee, $19,196

Secretary of State Bill Jones, Republican, $5,000

Sources: Center for Responsive Politics, Federal Election Commission (federal contributions); California Secretary of State's Office (state contributions).