Invitation to Joe Biden Fundraiser in 2007 – Dickie Scruggs, Tim Balducci & Steve Patterson hosted

The Mess In Mississippi: The Joe Biden Connection

Most recently, Balducci and Patterson had thrown their weight behind the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. Joseph Biden, whom Mr. Patterson got to know while working for Sen. Stennis. Indeed, Balducci had a Biden bumper sticker on his red Ford truck, according to someone who rode in it. Their bet on Biden was that he wouldn’t win the presidency but would become Secretary of State under a Hillary Clinton administration, according to two people familiar with their thinking.

In August, Balducci, Patterson, Allain, Scruggs, and two others hosted a Oxford fundraising event for Biden. Employees of Patterson Balducci have contributed about $26,000 to the Biden campaign, according to fundraising records. (Click here for an invitation to the fundraiser and here, here, and here for info on the Biden contributions; and here for info on Scruggs contributions.)

The Law Blog has asked the Biden campaign several times for comment on his connection to Patterson Balducci but has not heard back.

WSJ Law Blog
12/10/7