Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Under The Microscope

As we reported last week, Sen. Mary Landrieu is under increased scrutiny for the abrupt reversal of her stance on health care reform. The Daily Advertiser has this story by the Associated Press about the organization, Change Congress, which suggests that her position is influenced by $1.6 million in campaign contributions from health care and insurance interests. From the article:
The group's CEO, Adam Green, said Monday that Change Congress uses pressing domestic issues to demonstrate the potential influence of monied special interests on policy makers in Washington. Landrieu was targeted on the health care issue because, Green said, "Those who appear to be most at odds with their constituents on this issue are Democrats who are opposing that public option. That's what's driving our strategy at this point."

More here.

Update: www.crooksandliars.com has picked up on this story as well with a story that compares the Landrieu's predicament with that of Sen. Ben Nelson (D- Neb). Check it out here. They also cite the Change Congress organization for their work on this issue.

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