Central Puget Sound Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA, 9) came under fire on ABC News last week.
Watch the video here.
Smith is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, which voted to fund a second engine for the Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35—a project the DOD itself says it doesn't need.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is asking President Obama to veto any defense budget that includes the excess funding.
The $3 billion contract would go to GE.
I checked to see if GE is a big contributor to Smith and found, instead, that Lockheed Martin ($6,000)—the contractor for the first F-35 project, which is against the GE "boondoggle," is among Smith's top 10 contributors.
GE has kicked in $2,500 this cycle.