Who Are the Democrats That Benefited Tim Longmeyer’s Campaign Contributions?
WDRB reported on Friday that Tim Longmeyer, “has been charged with bribery in an alleged contracting kickback scheme.” Longmeyer was the Secretary of the Personnel Cabinet under Governor Steve Beshear and was most recently a deputy to Attorney General Andy Beshear.
According to WDRB,
Timothy M. Longmeyer, who resigned this week as a deputy attorney general, is accused of using his state position in the Personnel Cabinet to steer work to an unidentified company “in exchange for cash payments and conduit contribution checks made payable to certain political campaigns,” the complaint says.
The FBI claims that, while heading the Personnel Cabinet, Longmeyer “abused his authority” over the Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan to persuade health insurance giants Anthem and Humana to hire the unidentified company for consulting work. The company then funneled the money into cash payments for Longmeyer and campaign contributions to his chosen candidates for state office.
The Courier Journal reported that Longmeyer and his wife Lyn have contributed more than $52,000 to the campaigns of Kentucky Democrats since 1998, and have held fundraisers for Democratic candidates.
Which Kentucky Democrats took money from Longmeyer?
Attorney General Andy Beshear received $5,000 from Longmeyer and members of his household during his bid for Attorney General, while Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes also received $500 during her most recent reelection campaign. The Democrat State Representatives and Senators currently in office who have received Longmeyer contributions include:
- State Representative Sannie Overly
- State Representative Rick Nelson
- State Representative Jody Richards
- State Representative Reginald Meeks
- State Representative Rick Rand
- State Representative James Kay
- State Senator Perry Clark
- State Senator Morgan McGarvey
Click here to see a list of over 100 contributions from Longmeyer and his wife, which were pulled from the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance database.