The Washington’s Post’s “The Fix” blog posted charts that show, clear as day, how the Koch brothers’ Americans For Prosperity is absolutely dominating the airwaves in states with competitive U.S. Senate races.
No wonder Nate Silver’s predictions are giving Republicans the edge!
A companion chart for the most competitive House races tells a very similar story.
The Koch brothers’ primary political organization is outspending both the Democratic Senate and House PACs by more than 2-to-1! The Koch Brothers and their allies (Exxon Mobil, Monsanto, and others) spend their money to make America safe for corporate polluters, to let big banks run amok with the financial systems and to protect gains for the 1% at the expense of the rest of us. This kind of spending by billionaire funded organizations on demonstrably negative ads should make it infinitely clear that we need to get the dark money out of our politics.
Those negative attack ads are just that. They tell you absolutely zip-point-nothing about the candidate they’re supporting. Instead, they tell half-truths and out-right lies to demean our Democratic candidates to influence how you’ll vote. Do a bit of reading. Research a couple of topics. Learn to spot the lies. Read their platform, because that will tell you exactly what they intend to do once elected.
Until we can get that money out, it’s extremely important that you don’t just sit back on your couch and let this election pass by. You need to make sure you understand the issues and what’s at stake. You may not be able to contribute $$$ to any given campaign, but there is one thing you can do. You can get up off your couch, head to the polls and vote, bot for selection of an effective Democratic candidate during the Primary election, and then again for a Democratic candidate for the Nevada House seats.
I work those polls each year. I’ll look forward to seeing you show up to cast your ballot.