Remember Jack Abramoff? He was used by the Democrats to bring Conrad Burns down, to replace him with Jon Tester. Well, we still seem to have the same problem that was complained about (although Conrad was exonerated), where a lobbyist gives $500,000 to a politician, in exchange for that Congressman directing millions in appropriations to the same lobbyist.
Oh, wait. The Congressman in question is a Democrat, so I guess it's okay.