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Chapter 5. What it Meant to “Do the Righ... > Politicians Lend Their Aid

Politicians Lend Their Aid

Enron made substantial campaign contributions to many politicians of both parties. Reporters looking for specific favors that office holders provided to Enron in return have apparently found little. But this doesn't mean that Enron received nothing for its political contributions.

There were, in fact, decisions of regulatory agencies that were favorable to Enron, and Congress played a role in championing these. Perhaps favorable decisions would have been made in the absence of political contributions, but perhaps not.


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