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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's "Madison.. OpenSecrets.org4 hrs · Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's "Madison Dinners" have raised concerns that the events were using federal resources to cultivate a donor and supporter base for his political ambitions. Records show that about 29 percent of the invitees came from the corporate world, while about a quarter of them hailed from the media or entertainment industries, with conservative media members heavily represented. About 30 percent work in politics or government and just 14 percent were diplomats or foreign officials.The secretary of state's exclusive "Madison Dinners" have featured guest lists heavy on influencers but light on diplomatic invitees.nbcnews.comPompeo's elite taxpayer-funded dinners raise new concernsThe secretary of state's exclusive "Madison Dinners" have featured guest lists heavy on influencers but light on diplomatic invitees.The secretary of state's exclusive "Madison Dinners" have featured guest lists heavy on influencers but light on diplomatic invitees.