Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin claims she is against special interests but she has a funny way of showing it. She has accepted $120,000 from lobbyists. Doesn’t that count as taking special interests money? We’re pretty sure it does.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Baldwin Took $120K From Lobbyists Despite Anti-Special Interest Stance
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) has accepted more than $120,000 in bundled lobbyist contributions this election cycle despite wanting to amend the Constitution to limit the influence of special interests, filings show.
Baldwin, who is vying for a second term in the Senate this November, regularly chastises special interests and has consistently called for the end of Citizens United, the landmark Supreme Court decision on campaign finance.
Baldwin has introduced legislation aimed at limiting lobbyist influence, particularly in the financial services industry. The bill called for a two-year “cooling off” period from the time an individual leaves a government job before becoming a lobbyist.
“Hardworking American families are struggling to get ahead and they can’t afford to have special interests in a cozy relationship with the government,” Baldwin said at the time. “We need to make sure that government officials are working on behalf of the public interest and our common good.”…
Baldwin has accepted more than $120,000 in bundled lobbyist contributions to her campaign from influential liberal lobbying groups this campaign cycle, Federal Election Commission filings show.
None of this is very surprising. Democrats often do the very opposite of what they say. And the media usually lets them get away with it.