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Connecting More Dots (McConnell working to undermine Sasse in Nebraska)
redstate.com ^ | 1/17/14 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 01/17/2014 5:35:59 AM PST by cotton1706

As I mentioned yesterday, Ben Sasse of Nebraska is running for the Senate against a guy who has Mitch McConnell’s backing. Some of McConnell’s friends are holding a fundraiser for Sasse’s opponent at the NRSC. One name stands out pretty significantly on the invitation: Billy Piper.

Mr. Piper is not just Mitch McConnell’s former Chief of Staff. He’s now a well paid lobbyist working on behalf of companies implementing Obamacare. The Lexington Herald-Leader had a report on this just a couple of months ago.

Senator Mitch McConnell has received $75,000.00 from UnitedHealth Group. UnitedHealth owns the company that built Healthcare.gov. It also “retains former McConnell chief of staff Billy Piper as a Washington lobbyist to work on its behalf in Congress on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Senate records show.”

That’s not the only Obamacare related client retaining Billy Piper. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports

Senate records show that Piper has several other clients who pay him for his assistance in implementing the Affordable Care Act, including the Federation of American Hospitals. The FAH has praised the health care law for making life easier for patients. The group’s political action committee has given a total of $15,000 since 2011 to McConnell’s campaign and to his Bluegrass Committee.

While Billy Piper is sending contributions to Mitch McConnell from entities profiting from Obamacare, McConnell’s current Chief of Staff, Josh Holmes, is working out of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, where Ben Sasse’s opponent is holding a fundraiser with Billy Piper on the host committee.

(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
From the article:

Just connect the dots. The Chamber of Commerce says it is going to work to fix, not repeal, Obamacare. A top policy wonk who has Mitch McConnell’s ear is starting a think tank to fix, not repeal, Obamacare. The Chamber of Commerce is going to attack conservatives in Republican Primaries. The Republican Main Street Partnership is getting Democrat money to join them. McConnell sends his current Chief to the NRSC, which in turn black balls a political shop helping conservatives. The NRCC joins in the black balling.

1 posted on 01/17/2014 5:35:59 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

The Chamber of Commerce stated that a one-party Dem administration is better for the country. If it is supporting a Rep, the Rep is a RINO.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 6:00:54 AM PST by rstrahan
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To: cotton1706

G-d damn you to hell Mitch McConnell.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 6:09:18 AM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: cotton1706; All
Senator Mitch McConnell has received $75,000.00 from UnitedHealth Group. UnitedHealth owns the company that built Healthcare.gov. It also “retains former McConnell chief of staff Billy Piper as a Washington lobbyist to work on its behalf in Congress on implementation of the Affordable Care Act.”

This needs to be shouted from the roof-tops in Nebraska. (Radio and TV wouldn't hurt either.)
4 posted on 01/17/2014 6:55:34 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: cotton1706

Who is Sasse’s Primary opponent that the GOPe is supporting?


5 posted on 01/17/2014 7:24:46 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: cotton1706

Heard Sasse interviewed on Mark Levin last night.

He sounded great and he received Levin’s support.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 8:03:06 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: cotton1706

Great post, cotton1706. McConnell’s a real sleazeball.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 8:38:51 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: cotton1706
When the word gets out Sasse will double what he has in coffers, ditto that Bevin.

We can metaphorically thumb are noses @ McConnell and give him the Italian Salute with our dollars...

8 posted on 01/17/2014 8:45:04 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: onyx

Ping.


9 posted on 01/17/2014 8:46:31 AM PST by Black Agnes
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