Tuesday, March 26, 2013

South Dakota Gets A New Koch Shipment

David Montgomery reports that a conservative PAC has deemed Mike Rounds too liberal. Pat Powers gives his take here.

The PAC, Senate Conservatives Fund uses the usual boilerplate:
SCF is a grassroots organization dedicated to electing strong conservative leaders to the United States Senate. We do not support liberal Republicans and we're not affiliated with the Republican Party or any of its campaign committees.
SCF seeks to bring bold conservative leadership to Washington by supporting candidates who have the courage to fight for the timeless conservative principles of limited government, strong national defense, and traditional family values
The organization claims that it "helps candidates by raising support from thousands of freedom-loving Americans across the country, and by running hard-hitting radio and television ads in key battleground states."

According to OpenSecrets.org, Senate Conservatives Fund is affiliated with former Republican South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint.

In 2012, the PAC's largest contributors include Koch Industries, RJ Reynolds Tobacco, Microsoft, and Comcast.

As a football fan, I prefer natural grass to Astro Turf; I feel the same way about politics. Whether I vote for Rounds, some other Republican, or the Democratic nominee in a general election , I'd prefer that South Dakota's parties, not some astroturf group, select their nominees.


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