Harriet Miers

What do Senator Jon Corzine and U.S. Supreme Court Justice-designate Harriet Miers have in common? They both gave $1,000 to the 1988 re-election campaign of Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen. Miers, President George W. Bush’s second pick for the top court, gave $1,000 to the Democratic National Committee that year; Corzine’s contribution to the DNC in the same cycle was $10,000. But Corzine and Miers had different horses in the ’88 presidential race: Miers donated $1,000 to Al Gore, while Corzine gave to five other presidential candidates — Bruce Babbitt, Joseph Biden, Michael Dukakis, Richard Gephardt and Paul Simon. For trivia buffs: in 1988, Corzine also contributed $500 each to New Jersey’s two U.S. Senate candidates — Democrat Frank Lautenberg and Republican Pete Dawkins.

Harriet Miers