Well, I was pretty excited…Bruce Braley sent me an email with the subject “Dark Money in Iowa”. I thought this is great…Bruce is finally denouncing dark money that evilly buys votes in the Senate. Here is the text of the letter:
The Supreme Court’s decisions in Citizens United and McCutcheon punched a hole in our campaign finance system a mile wide.
Over the last four years, dark money groups have poured roughly $460 million into our election system.
But according to the Center for Responsive Politics, this could be the darkest money election ever.
Tomorrow is the last day to hit $50,000 before our deadline, which means we have to make today count. Give $5 or more to get us to our goal by tomorrow at midnight
Rats, no mention of the rascally Tom Steyer throwing money to buy Iowa votes. So I got another email from the Braley camp. This has to be the one where he takes a stand!
Special interests backed by the Kochs are investing millions in this year’s elections to take control of the Senate. Americans for Prosperity alone plans to spend $125 million.
I know you probably don’t have $125 million squirreled away under your mattress, but all we’re asking for is $5 to help us hit our goal this month.
Here’s where we’re at now:
Will you pitch in $5 or whatever you can to make sure we reach our goal before tomorrow’s deadline at midnight?
Dang, nothing. So I did a simple google search and found this:
Senate Majority PAC, a Super PAC that aims to maintain a Democratic majority in the Senate and is run by former staffers for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), has spent almost $550,000 in support of Braley, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The New York Times reported on Saturday that Tom Steyer, a billionaire climate activist and former hedge fund manager, recently contributed $5 million to the Senate Majority PAC—making him the single largest contributor to the Super PAC this year.
Steyer has pledged to spend $100 million ahead of the midterm elections on climate issues, including efforts to block construction of the pipeline. He also has his own Super PAC, NextGen Climate Action.
Here is a link to the whole article:
Kud sez “Huh?!?” Nevermind… Bruce Braley thinks I’m stupid…I gotta go.