The Inquirer - Sunday, December 26, 2010
"And then there's Christine Toretti, another frequent GOP donor who is CEO of S.W. Jack Drilling Co. Her firm is heavily involved with drilling for natural gas in the state's Marcellus Shale Region. Corbett opposes a sensible effort to impose a wellhead tax, as have all orther gas-producing states.
"Corbett named Toretti cochair of his transition team. She donated more than $127,000 to his campaign, including air transportation, lodging costs, and a single check last August for $75,000.
"A spokesman for Corbett said there's no correlation between giving large amounts of cash to the campaign and being chosen to serve on the transition team. And Team Corbett may believe that.
"The message...is clear. Large campaign checks buy a seat at the table. And a seat at the table is the best way to get your fill."
Inquirer Editorial - HERE
John Cole, The Times-Tribune
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