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Richard Burr: Funded By Opponents of Reform

By Matthew Yglesias on April 19, 2009 at 5:05 pm

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Interesting McClatchy article by Barbara Barrett looks a bit at vulnerable incumbent Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). If I were an in-cycle Senator representing a state that Barack Obama carried in November and who was currently behind in trial heat polling of a hypothetical matchup against North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper I might be interested in trimming my sails a bit. Trying to put a moderate, conciliatory foot forward. But Burr hasn’t been doing that. And as McClatchy shows, he’s being rewarded for his efforts:

Political action committees representing a variety of business interests contributed nearly half of North Carolina U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s $700,000 campaign take in the first three months of this year.

Burr’s Senate campaign received money from drug companies, health care companies, tobacco companies and energy companies. Telecommunications firms, financial services groups and defense manufacturers also sent money his way.

It’s more or less an “opponents of progressive reform” All-Star league table backing Burr, there.

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