New Republican Parker Griffith Gets Big Contributions From Health Industry
Blue Dog Democrat-turned red state Republican Parker Griffith says it was the health care bill that made him leave the Democratic Party. Democrats want their money back. As you can see from the chart at left, the plurality of Giffith’s contributions come from the health care industry, but he ‘s also lots of money from the Democratic infrastructure.
Liberals countered that Griffith was essentially a Republican all along, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said he should give back the money Democrats have contributed to his campaign.
“House Democratic members and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took Parker Griffith at his word and, as a result, invested a great deal in working with Alabamans to bring Mr. Griffith to Congress,” he said in a statement. “Mr. Griffith, failing to honor our commitment to him, has a duty and responsibility to return to Democratic Members and the DCCC the financial resources that were invested in him. His constituents will hold him accountable for failing to keep his commitments.”
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