And so it begins. Mr. Kerry, welcome to the frontrunner position. Hope you enjoy the ride.

AP Exclusive: Kerry Blocked Law, Drew Cash

By JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate colleague was trying to close a loophole that allowed a major insurer to divert millions of federal dollars from the nation’s most expensive construction project. John Kerry stepped in and blocked the legislation.

Over the next two years, the insurer, American International Group, paid Kerry’s way on a trip to Vermont and donated at least $30,000 to a tax-exempt group Kerry used to set up his presidential campaign. Company executives donated $18,000 to his Senate and presidential campaigns.

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