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NEW AMERICAN OPTIMISTS
Political Action Committee
Campaign Contribution Details
2002 Election Cycle

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NameNEW AMERICAN OPTIMISTS
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AddressPost Office Box 2068
Raleigh, NC  27602
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Financial Details in the 2002 Election Cycle
NEW AMERICAN OPTIMISTS

Through 12/31/2002
Category$ Dollar Amount
Total Receipts$3,032,679
Transfers From Affiliates$0
Contributions From Individuals$1,351,632
Contributions From Other Political Committees$0
Total Loans Received$0
Total Disbursements$2,760,286
Transfers To Affiliates$0
Refunds To Individuals$0
Refunds to Committees$0
Loan Repayments$0
Beginning Cash$0
Ending Cash$272,393
Debts Owed By$0
Nonfederal Transfers Received$1,644,331
Contributions Made To Other Committees$193,425
Independent Expenditures Made$0
Party Coordinated Expenditures Made$0
Nonfederal Share of Expenditures$1,672,378

Top 100 Donations/Contributions in the 2002 Election Cycle
NEW AMERICAN OPTIMISTS

Name/
Location
Employer/
Occupation
Contribution
$ Amount
Primary/
General
Date
Allen, William G.
Waxhaw, NC
28173
Self-Employed/Real Estate Developer$5,000 P07/01/2002
Azar, Franklin D.
Aurora, CO
80014
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P07/31/2002
Bagley, Smith
Washington, DC
20036
Arca Foundation/Executive$5,000 P11/08/2001
Balducci, Timothy R.
Booneville, MS
38829
The Langston Law Firm/Attorney$5,000 P12/17/2001
Baron, Frederick M.
Dallas, TX
75225
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/21/2001
Baron, Lisa A.
Dallas, TX
75225
Baron & Budd/Attorney$5,000 P12/21/2001
Baron, Steven T.
Dallas, TX
75229
Silver Pearlman/Attorney$5,000 P12/19/2001
Bazier, Robert S.
Highland Park, IL
60035
Baizer & Kolar P.C./Attorney$5,000 P09/18/2002
Begley, Samuel Lee
Jackson, MS
39202
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/17/2001
Beltz, Paul William
Buffalo, NY
14202
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P05/20/2002
Bender, Lawrence
Los Angeles, CA
90067
IFilm/Producer$5,000 P04/16/2002
Bernholz, Steven A.
Chapel Hill, NC
27514
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/30/2001
Berry, Kelley M.
Crystal Springs, MS
39059
Law Offices of Jim Shannon/Attorney$5,000 P12/17/2001
Beskind, Donald H.
Raleigh, NC
27602
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/26/2001
Bidart, Michael J.
Claremont, CA
91711
Girardi & Keese/Attorney$5,000 P12/31/2001
Bieder, Richard A.
Bedford, NY
10506
Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder/Attorney$5,000 P12/23/2002
Bigelow, David
Culver City, CA
90230
Girardi & Keese/Attorney$5,000 P12/31/2001
Bigelow, Irma
Culver City, CA
90230
Univ. of Southern California/Direct$5,000 P12/31/2001
Bing, Steve
Los Angeles, CA
90067
Shangrila Entertainment/Producer$5,000 P04/22/2002
Boudreaux, Olan J.
Houston, TX
77064
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P02/05/2002
Boyd, Larry P.
Houston, TX
77002
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P02/05/2002
Brayton, Al
Novato, CA
94948
Brayton & Purcell/Attorney$5,000 P12/19/2001
Breit, Jeffrey A.
Norfolk, VA
23510
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/30/2001
Britt, Clifford P.
Winston Salem, NC
27104
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/30/2001
Brown, Thomas K.
Houston, TX
77024
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P02/05/2002
Bruegger, Joseph
Dallas, TX
75229
Bruegger & McCullough/Attorney$5,000 P05/07/2002
Budd, Dorothy W.
Dallas, TX
75205
Self-Employed/Civic Leader$5,000 P12/19/2001
Budd, Russell W.
Dallas, TX
75205
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/19/2001
Byrd, Isaac K.
Jackson, MS
39206
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P11/30/2001
Byrd, Wade E.
Fayetteville, NC
28302
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/30/2001
Campbell, Robert M.
Moody, TX
76557
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/17/2001
Carter, Kenneth M.
New Orleans, LA
70131
Carter & Carter/Attorney$5,000 P03/20/2002
Carter, Vincent J.
Tarzana, CA
91356
Girardi & Keese/Attorney$5,000 P12/31/2001
Cassell, Anna Lou
Greensboro, NC
27408
Retired$5,000 P01/30/2002
Cassell, William L.
Greensboro, NC
27408
The Learning Together Co./President$5,000 P01/30/2002
Cherry, David E.
Waco, TX
76702
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/17/2001
Comerford Jr., W. Thompson
Winston Salem, NC
27101
Comerford & Britt LLP/Attorney$5,000 P12/30/2001
Comerford, Joyce
Winston Salem, NC
27101
Self-Employed/Civic Leader$5,000 P12/30/2001
Courtney, John
Hermosa Beach, CA
90254
Girardi & Keese/Attorney$5,000 P12/31/2001
Courtney, Patricia C.
Hermosa Beach, CA
90254
Self-Employed/Civic Leader$5,000 P12/31/2001
Coxwell Jr., Merrida P.
Jackson, MS
39201
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P11/30/2001
Daggatt, W. Russell
Seattle, WA
98103
Self-Employed/Investor$5,000 P09/16/2002
Daniels Jr., Frank
Raleigh, NC
27601
Retired$5,000 P12/30/2001
David, Jonathan
Spring, TX
77381
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/17/2001
David, Laurie
Pacific Palisades, CA
90272
Self-Employed/Civic Leader$5,000 P04/16/2002
Davis Jr., Billy H.
Woodway, TX
76712
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/17/2001
Davis, Mark W.
Gulfport, MS
39506
Davis & Feder/Attorney$5,000 P12/07/2001
Delgado, Daina I.
Fayetteville, NC
28305
Law Offices of Wade Byrd/Legal Assi$5,000 P12/30/2001
Dove, Mathew
Waco, TX
76701
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/17/2001
Duffy, Mary
Cutchogue, NY
11935
Self-Employed/Civic Leader$5,000 P05/22/2002
Eaves Jr., John A.
Jackson, MS
39201
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P11/30/2001
Eaves Sr., John A.
Jackson, MS
39201
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/17/2001
Eaves, Karen L.
Madison, MS
39110
Self-Employed/Civic Leader$5,000 P12/17/2001
Eaves, Patricia
Jackson, MS
39201
Self-Employed/Civic Leader$5,000 P12/17/2001
Eidson, Lewis S.
Miami, FL
33133
Colson Hicks Eidson/Attorney$5,000 P07/23/2002
Emanuel, Ariel Z.
Beverly Hills, CA
90212
Endeavor Agency LLC/Attorney$5,000 P05/21/2002
Faison, O. William
Durham, NC
27717
Peoples Medical Law Firm/Attorney$5,000 P03/11/2002
Fayard Jr., Calvin C.
Denham Springs, LA
70727
Fayard & Honeycutt/Attorney$5,000 P03/21/2002
Finnerty, Julie
North Hollywood, CA
91602
Mary Rosenberg/Office Manager$5,000 P12/31/2001
Finnerty, Robert W.
North Hollywood, CA
91602
Girardi & Keese/Attorney$5,000 P12/31/2001
Fischoff, Seth C.
Wykagyl, NY
10804
The Clinton Group/Portfolio Manager$5,000 P12/28/2001
Fisher, Wayne
Houston, TX
77019
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P02/05/2002
Foster, Thomas A.
Minneapolis, MN
55403
Law Offices of Jim Shannon/Attorney$5,000 P12/17/2001
Garrison Jr., W. Lewis
Birmingham, AL
35243
GarrisonScottGamble et al/Attorney$5,000 P07/23/2002
Gill III, William B.
Jackson, MS
39202
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P11/30/2001
Girardi, Denise
Rancho Palos Verde, CA
90275
Self-Employed/Civic Leader$5,000 P12/31/2001
Girardi, Erika
Pasadena, CA
91105
Self-Employed/Actor$5,000 P12/31/2001
Girardi, John A.
Rancho Palos Verde, CA
90275
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/31/2001
Girardi, Thomas V.
Los Angeles, CA
90017
Girardi & Keese/Attorney$5,000 P12/31/2001
Goodman, Richard M.
Detroit, MI
48207
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P11/13/2001
Greene, Browne
Santa Monica, CA
90407
GreeneBroilletTaylor et al/Attorney$5,000 P12/30/2001
Griffin, Keith
Los Angeles, CA
90034
Girardi & Keese/Attorney$5,000 P12/31/2001
Griffin, Nancy
Los Angeles, CA
90034
St. Raphels Day School/Teacher$5,000 P12/31/2001
Guynes, Debbie
Crystal Springs, MS
39059
Shannon Law Firm/Office Manager$5,000 P12/28/2001
Habush, Robert L.
Milwaukee, WI
53202
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P03/01/2002
Hall, George
Rumson, NJ
07760
The Clinton Group/President$5,000 P12/28/2001
Hamilton III LLC, O. Lee
Montgomery, AL
36124
$5,000 P07/31/2002
Hanley, Sue N.
Booneville, MS
38829
The Langston Law Firm/Legal Associa$5,000 P12/17/2001
Harper, Ronald L.
Charlotte, NC
28210
Harper Corporation/Founder$5,000 P03/07/2002
Harrison, Renee C.
Hazlehurst, MS
39083
Shannon Law Firm/Attorney$5,000 P12/28/2001
Harrison, Steve
Woodway, TX
76712
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/17/2001
Heard, Denman
Houston, TX
77019
Williams & Bailey/Attorney$5,000 P12/30/2001
Heard, Laura M.
Houston, TX
77019
Self-Employed/Civic Leader$5,000 P12/30/2001
Hendrick, Linda
Charlotte, NC
28210
Self-Employed/Civic Leader$5,000 P03/27/2002
Hobson, Herschel L.
Beaumont, TX
77701
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P05/07/2002
Hoffman, Shepard A.
Dallas, TX
75205
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P05/09/2002
Homolka, Daniel M.
Minneapolis, MN
55439
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/17/2001
Huguenard, James A.
Houston, TX
77024
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P02/05/2002
Hurst, Fern K.
New York, NY
10128
Self-Employed/Civic Leader$5,000 P03/19/2002
Hyde, Jeanette W.
Raleigh, NC
27608
Retired$5,000 P12/30/2001
Hyde, Wallace N.
Raleigh, NC
27608
Retired$5,000 P12/30/2001
Ingram, Jennifer M.
Santa Monica, CA
90403
Girardi & Keese/Attorney$5,000 P12/31/2001
Iola, Randall L.
Dallas, TX
75225
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P11/15/2001
Jernigan, Leonard T.
Raleigh, NC
27609
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/31/2001
Johnston, Thomas J.
Los Angeles, CA
90041
Girardi & Keese/Attorney$5,000 P12/31/2001
Julian, Barry
Granite City, IL
62040
Wise & Julian/Attorney$5,000 P11/15/2001
Kaplan, Randall R.
Greensboro, NC
27410
Capsule Group/President$5,000 P12/26/2001
Keese, Robert M.
San Pedro, CA
90731
Girardi & Keese/Attorney$5,000 P12/31/2001
Kirby, David F.
Raleigh, NC
27609
Self-Employed/Attorney$5,000 P12/31/2001
Koskoff, Michael P.
Westport, CT
06880
Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder/Attorney$5,000 P12/23/2002

Political Candidates Receiving Contributions in the 2002 Election Cycle from
NEW AMERICAN OPTIMISTS

Candidate NameOfficePartyStateDistrictPrimary/
General
$ Dollar
Amount
Date
ALEXANDER, RODNEY House of RepsDemocratLA 05G$1,00009/03/2002
ALEXANDER, RODNEY House of RepsDemocratLA 05G$1,00012/11/2002
BALLANCE, FRANK W JR House of RepsDemocratNC 01G$1,00009/19/2002
BLUE, DANIEL JR SenateDemocratNC --P$5,00011/21/2002
BOSWELL, LEONARD L. House of RepsDemocratIA 03P$5,00006/03/2002
BOSWELL, LEONARD L. House of RepsDemocratIA 03G$5,00009/12/2002
BOWLES, ERSKINE B SenateDemocratNC --G$5,00009/18/2002
BRADBURY, BILL SenateDemocratOR --P$1,00012/17/2001
BRADBURY, BILL SenateDemocratOR --P$1,00005/20/2002
CARNAHAN, JEAN A SenateDemocratMO --P$4,00006/20/2002
CARNAHAN, JEAN A SenateDemocratMO --P$1,00012/17/2001
CLARK, MARTHA FULLER House of RepsDemocratNH 01P$1,00009/03/2002
CLARK, MARTHA FULLER House of RepsDemocratNH 01P$1,50006/13/2002
CLELAND, JOSEPH MAXWELL SenateDemocratGA --P$4,00006/10/2002
CLELAND, JOSEPH MAXWELL SenateDemocratGA --G$5,00010/09/2002
CLELAND, JOSEPH MAXWELL SenateDemocratGA --P$1,00012/17/2001
CLEMENT, BOB SenateDemocratTN --G$1,00009/03/2002
CORDOVA, GEORGE ADAM House of RepsDemocratAZ 01G$1,00010/21/2002
DAUGHERTY, RONALD TYLER House of RepsDemocratNC 10P$1,00005/22/2002
EMANUEL, RAHM ISRAEL House of RepsDemocratIL 05G$5,00008/01/2002
ETHERIDGE, BOB House of RepsDemocratNC 02P$1,00003/29/2002
GRIJALVA, RAUL M House of RepsDemocratAZ 07G$4,00009/26/2002
HARKIN, THOMAS RICHARD SenateDemocratIA --P$1,00012/17/2001
HARKIN, THOMAS RICHARD SenateDemocratIA --G$5,00005/15/2002
HARKIN, THOMAS RICHARD SenateDemocratIA --P$4,00005/06/2002
HUTCHINSON, ANN House of RepsDemocratIA 01G$3,50009/26/2002
HUTCHINSON, ANN House of RepsDemocratIA 01G$1,42508/13/2002
JACOBS, HARRY NATHAN House of RepsDemocratFL 24P$1,00007/11/2002
JOHNSON, TIM SenateDemocratSD --P$4,00006/03/2002
JOHNSON, TIM SenateDemocratSD --G$5,00009/03/2002
JOHNSON, TIM SenateDemocratSD --P$1,00012/17/2001
KIRK, RONALD SenateDemocratTX --G$5,00006/24/2002
KOURI, CHRISTOPHER HENRY House of RepsDemocratNC 08G$5,00009/19/2002
LANDRIEU, MARY L SenateDemocratLA --P$1,00012/17/2001
LANDRIEU, MARY L SenateDemocratLA --P$2,50006/25/2002
LANDRIEU, MARY L SenateDemocratLA --P$1,50008/12/2002
LANDRIEU, MARY L SenateDemocratLA --R$5,00011/20/2002
LANDRIEU, MARY L SenateDemocratLA --G$5,00011/04/2002
LAUTENBERG, FRANK R SenateDemocratNJ --G$5,00010/09/2002
MCINTYRE, MIKE House of RepsDemocratNC 07G$1,00009/19/2002
MEEK, KENDRICK B House of RepsDemocratFL 17P$4,00008/19/2002
MEEK, KENDRICK B House of RepsDemocratFL 17P$1,00007/09/2002
MILLER, RALPH BRADLEY House of RepsDemocratNC 13G$2,00010/21/2002
MILLER, RALPH BRADLEY House of RepsDemocratNC 13G$1,00009/19/2002
MONDALE, WALTER F. SenateDemocratMN --G$5,00011/01/2002
NORRIS, JOHN ROBERT House of RepsDemocratIA 04G$2,50006/06/2002
NORRIS, JOHN ROBERT House of RepsDemocratIA 04G$1,50009/23/2002
NORRIS, JOHN ROBERT House of RepsDemocratIA 04P$1,00003/28/2002
PINGREE, ROCHELLE MARIE SenateDemocratME --P$1,00005/20/2002
PINGREE, ROCHELLE MARIE SenateDemocratME --G$5,00007/17/2002
PRICE, DAVID EUGENE House of RepsDemocratNC 04P$1,00003/29/2002
PRYOR, MARK L SenateDemocratAR --P$1,00012/17/2001
PRYOR, MARK L SenateDemocratAR --G$5,00009/18/2002
PRYOR, MARK L SenateDemocratAR --P$4,00005/20/2002
SANDERS, ALEXANDER M JR SenateDemocratSC --G$5,00008/31/2002
SANDERS, ALEXANDER M JR SenateDemocratSC --P$1,00012/17/2001
SANDERS, ALEXANDER M JR SenateDemocratSC --P$4,00003/20/2002
SHAHEEN, JEANNE SenateDemocratNH --P$1,00012/17/2001
SHAHEEN, JEANNE SenateDemocratNH --G$5,00003/22/2002
SHAHEEN, JEANNE SenateDemocratNH --P$4,00003/22/2002
STRICKLAND, THOMAS LEE SenateDemocratCO --P$1,00012/17/2001
STRICKLAND, THOMAS LEE SenateDemocratCO --P$3,39008/12/2002
STRICKLAND, THOMAS LEE SenateDemocratCO --P$26008/12/2002
STRICKLAND, THOMAS LEE SenateDemocratCO --P$35007/31/2002
SWETT, KATRINA House of RepsDemocratNH 02P$1,50006/20/2002
SWETT, KATRINA House of RepsDemocratNH 02P$1,00005/22/2002
SWETT, KATRINA House of RepsDemocratNH 02P$1,00009/04/2002
THOMAS, JULIANNE HILDA House of RepsDemocratIA 02G$2,50009/23/2002
THOMAS, JULIANNE HILDA House of RepsDemocratIA 02G$2,50006/06/2002
TRISTANI, GLORIA SenateDemocratNM --G$1,00008/15/2002
TURNHAM, JOSEPH R House of RepsDemocratAL 03G$1,00009/23/2002
WATT, MELVIN LUTHER House of RepsDemocratNC 12P$1,00003/29/2002
WELLSTONE, PAUL DAVID SenateDemocratMN --P$1,00012/17/2001

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