Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Corker tapping K Street lobbyists for $$

Roll Call, a D.C. political insider rag, has an interesting piece out (March 6, 2006)about GOP U.S. senate candidates who are utilizing a "bundling, team approach" to secure major mullah from K Street lobbyists in D.C.
Bob Corker, who has told Tennessee voters that he is the only candidate in the U.S. Senate race who is not beholding to D.C. special interests and that he will run as a Washington outsider, is mentioned by the Roll Call as one of several candidates working hard to pull together a K Street team to raise $$ from the D.C. lobbyist community.
While I believe that taking $$ from lobbyists in and of itself is not necessarily evil, I do contend that running a campaign based on being an outsider while working hard at trying to be an insider is just plain dishonest.
I happened to be on the receiving end of the Fred Thompson tsunami when he ran for the U.S. Senate in 1994. He was not one to try to hide his D.C. credentials then or since. You'd think Corker would learn from other's success.