Voting for crony capitalism can have negative consequences. That didn’t used to be the case for lawmakers.
(From The Hill)
“This is someone who claimed to be a conservative leader,” said AFP’s president, Tim Phillips, explaining the decision to single out Ellmers among so many other House Republicans who have voted for the same bills.
“And when you looked at her record on government spending and cronyism … it’s just not true.”
This is the first time the Koch network has ever opposed a sitting Republican lawmaker facing a primary fight.
The final straw was Ellmers’s support for the Export-Import Bank, the ultimate example of crony capitalism in many conservatives’ eyes, because it provides government-backed loans to large corporations.
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