Friday, July 08, 2011

Patty Murray's Odd Request for Campaign Funds, From Koch Industries!

In spite of all of the vile jabs Democrats have spewed towards Republicans and GOP donors, they apparently like their money too. Senator Patty Murray, in her role as chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee recently sent out such a request to one of the most hated GOP donors, Koch Industries.

Seattle Times

Koch executive Phillip Ellender replied to Sen. Murray wondering if "DSCC politics have become so cynical that you actually expect people whom you routinely denounce to give DSCC money."

Part of the request for funds indicated that if the donation was large enough they could receive "an invitation to join you and other Democratic leaders at a retreat in Kiawah Island this September."

No shame, Patty?

The question now is, will this rise to the scorn of the Columbian as did Raymond and Louise Denny receiving a campaign survey/donation request from the GOP back in 2009?

2 comments:

Nick said...

I was watching NOVA on our local PBS channel, and I noticed that one of the supporters was David H. Koch.

I'm happy the Koch Brothers support educational programming, but it's more odd that they can be cast as pariah for their libertarian views while liberals simultaneously place their outstretch palms for donations.

Lew Waters said...

It's a tactic right out of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, Nick.

Why anybody with any wealth would support Democrats is beyond me, given they want to confiscate everyone else's wealth, but not their own of course.