Georgia: Hospital PAC Gives a $44K Infusion to Lewis

Posted July 8, 2008 at 6:46pm

Although 11-term Rep. John Lewis is expected to have little trouble dispatching his challengers in next week’s Democratic primary, the political action committee for the American Hospital Association is showing its love for the man who last year helped lead an effort in the House to block changes to Medicare’s payment system which would have cost hospitals billions of dollars.

The AHA’s PAC dropped $44,000 over the weekend for production costs and radio advertising supporting Lewis, according to filings on Monday with the Federal Election Commission.

Lewis is facing a primary challenge from businessman and minister Markel Hutchins, who has argued since entering the race that it’s time for “new blood” in the Atlanta-based district, and from state Rep. Mable Thomas (D).

The primary will take place on July 15.