By Rachel Leven - 05/08/12 03:47 PM EDT
But Restore Our Future treasurer Charles Spies told contractors not to worry about losing contracts because of their donations, according to a copy of a letter the Inquirer received.
The question of federal contractors' donations in federal elections is also currently being challenged in court, The Hill previously reported. But it does not look good for the federal contractors in the case who are suing the Federal Election Commission.
Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia blocked the plaintiffs from temporarily being allowed to contribute in elections, while awaiting a final court verdict.
"The ban on such contributions guards against 'pay-to-play' arrangements, in which people seeking federal contracts provide financial support to political candidates in return for their help securing government business," Boasberg wrote in the court’s opinion. "It also protects such contractors from pressure to contribute or risk losing their work.”
“Because Plaintiffs do not have a likelihood of success on the merits of either claim, the Court will deny their motion,” Boasberg said.
A Restore Our Future spokesman told The Hill the committee does not comment on its donors.