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Harry Reid Calls Major DSCC & Pryor Donor “Un-American.” Does Pryor Agree?

Michael Short - March 7, 2014

Will Pryor return the $55,000 in contributions he’s received from ‘un-American’ Koch Industries PAC?

WASHINGTON - A report yesterday from the New York Times highlighted a new strategy by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), which is supporting Mark Pryor’s reelection campaign, to attack Republicans for associating with groups tied to the so-called “Koch Brothers.” That strategy was on full display when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the floor and derided the Koch’s as “un-American.” Pryor’s own campaign has called has joined in similar attacks, sending a campaign email railing against the “Koch Brothers’ reckless agenda.”

All of this is a curious strategy, given that not only has the DSCC solicited and accepted funds from Koch Industries PAC, but so has Mark Pryor – to the tune of $55,000 according to the non-partisan watchdog Center for Responsive Politics.

“It’s clear there is no limit to the amount of hypocrisy Mark Pryor and his allies will resort to in order to distract from his record of supporting President Obama’s liberal agenda more than 90 percent of the time,” said RNC spokesman Michael Short. “Does Mark Pryor agree with Harry Reid that the donors he’s taken $55,000 from are ‘un-American,’ and how soon will he return those contributions?”

Background

Mark Pryor’s Campaign Has Taken $20,000 From Koch Industries PAC Since 2006. (Center For Responsive Politics, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 3/6/14)

Mark Pryor’s Priority PAC Has Taken $35,000 From Koch Industries PAC Since 2008. (Center For Responsive Politics, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 3/6/14)

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Has Accepted $60,000 From The Koch Industries PAC Since 2008. (Center For Responsive Politics, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 3/6/14)

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