Press Release: McConnell Gets Support from Liberal Special Interest

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 and is filed under Blog, Issues, Press

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McConnell Gets Support from Liberal Special Interest

Washington, D.C. – The Madison Project PAC released the following statement regarding The American Chemistry Council’s $400,000 ad buy on behalf of Senator McConnell:

“It’s always interesting to see what special interest groups come out of the woodwork to support establishment Republicans in their time of trouble,” said Daniel Horowitz of the Madison Project. “The American Chemistry Council is led by liberal California Democrat Cal Dooley.  The only other ads they are running this year are in support of liberal Democrats and RINO Republicans who are vulnerable to conservative primary challenges, such as Rep. Mike Simpson and Rep. Fred Upton.”

“We find it extremely hypocritical that the ad praises McConnell as a supporter of small business and expanded energy production when he voted for the 2007 Energy bill – the Obamacare of Energy [RC#430, 12/13/2007].  That bill created the most onerous green energy mandates on fuel producers, cars, and light bulbs of any bill to come before Congress.  We are paying for these mandates and taxes to this day in the form of higher food and fuel prices and less jobs.”

“This is another example of the collusion between big government and big business,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project. “Of course a group like the American Chemistry Council would run ads on behalf of Senator McConnell-it is natural that big business would do anything to protect one of its own.  That is why we are proud to support Matt Bevin.  He is committed to working with conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee to restore our free markets and end all tendentious favors to big business at the expense of the American taxpayer.”

To view our endorsement of Matt Bevin, click here.

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