Skip to comments.Republican Sen. Thad Cochran under fire from Tea Party opponents for fundraising with lobbyist
Posted on 03/05/2014 5:31:17 AM PST by cotton1706
Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel and his Tea Party supporters faulted Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., for fundraising with the Podesta Group, a powerful lobbying shop with ties to President Obama. The president recently hired the firm's co-founder, John Podesta, as a White House adviser.
McDaniel accused Cochran of "turning to a liberal Democrat to help save his campaign," based on Politico's Friday report that the Podesta Group would host the Tuesday event.
"Podesta's Peggy Binzel, Rebecca Edgar, Kimberley Fritts, Jim Dyer, Josh Holly, David Morgenstern, Randall Gerard, David Marin, Steve Northrup, Lauren Maddox, Elizabeth Morra, Missi Tessier, Sean McLaughlin, Stephen Rademaker, Mike Quaranta and Trey Hardin are all listed on the invite," Politico's Byron Tau wrote. "The March 4 fundraiser will cost $2,000 for PACs and $1,000 for individuals."
The named Podesta Group members have all worked for Republicans, so the event looks less like Cochran turning to a Democrat for help and more like an alliance between the old guard senator and "the revolving-door clique of K Street and Capitol Hill operatives [who need] Republicans elected to upper chamber who are likely to play ball," as Tim Carney put it in a 2012 column on the Republican civil war between K Street and the Tea Party.
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Rats feed and breed with other rats.
Going to be retired
PODESTA! He’s disgusting beyond belief.
Nothing like an old coot desperately trying to hang onto his Washington, D.C. crony corruption.
The more I read about him, the more I can’t stand him.
Sleezy describes who and what he is... in polite terms.
Oh yeah, you’re right.
I view him in the same terms as a demonic-rat.
I’m sick to my almost death of that sleazy, career politician.
Get out of town!
Is that disclosure not incredible
And Gene gone GOP
I know libs in Hattiesburg despondent...
OH yeah .... Gene Taylor running as a Republican!!!
THAT just beats all.
Those guys are completely desperate to get back to D.C. to fill their pockets!
I’m totally disgusted with Cochran, lining up woth Podesta!
PODESTA! That proves he’s corrupt and also desperate to keep his seat. Cochran has to be involved up to his neck with that slimey Obama administration for it to send Podesta to his aid!