Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Ned's Not for Sale

Once again, the Courant front-pages a throwaway piece from the AP that Ned contributed $500,000 to his own campaign for Senate. Joe Lieberman, on the other hand, went to Florida for a fundraiser run by Mel Sembler. A Republican crony who... well, just click on the link if you don't know about this guy. (I'm waiting to see if he and Mark Foley are buddies).

Joe's national list of Dems for Joe is filled with former members of Congress who are now big-time lobbyists in some of Joe's favorite areas -- health care, homeland security, major drug industry, defense, oil industry, insurance and health care. Joe has shown us he is for sale to the highest bidder that will do whatever he needs to stay in office.

Ned, on the other hand is not accepting PAC money, and by contributing his own money, he is not beholden to any special interests besides those of OUR state.

So, the next time you hear Ned has made a personal contribution to his campaign, it is just one more piece of the mountain of evidence that says Ned's special interest is US.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

ned lamont has over 90 million dollars. he can afford to give to his own campaign and say its bad to take money from lobbyists. call me skeptical (and someone probably will), but i doubt lamont would have that stance if he wasnt rolling in cash.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather have a man that made his millions already in the Senate than one that makes it while he is in the Senate.
UptownNYChick

ratney said...

As of Wed AM that is a headline over at CNN.com too. The propaganda matrix wishes you would stop exposing their hypocracy...

harriet said...

thanks Kirby for the correct concept: "Ned's special interest is US." Ned could take his millions and buy up Lieberman's corporate interest; instead he uses his money to actually help fund our voices! What a concept!!!! It's like Bill Gates using his money to help fight AIDS and no one is criticizing him? So Ned decides to help fight the illness in our government, corporate greed; and suddenly he's the bad guy? Go figure?

This being said, no doubt Ned will join the voices on the Senate floor fighting for the better option: CAMPAIGN REFORM!

kirby said...

We know that elected officials start raising money for their next election within a week of being sworn in. They ARE for sale to the highest bidder -- that's just the way it is. And look where that's gotten us. I'd love to see a Senate filled with millionare entrepreneurs -- imagine the possibilities!

Anonymous said...

thats a stretch to compare lamont investing in his own campaign to bill gates fighting aids. lamont and lieberman are in a hot race, so both are helping fund the peoples voices.

Anonymous said...

Senator LierMan gets %80 of his funding from out of state. I find this repulsive. See the truth at:

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/geog.asp?CID=N00000616&cycle=2006