Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

If the Big Phama/Insurance Industry's are sponsoring Coakley's campaign, doesn't that say A LOT?

There is a special election in Massachesetts on Jan. 19, 2010 for Ted Kennedy's former Senate seat. If Martha Coakley (D) loses: there is a good possibility that this healthcare bill would die in the Senate. (Dems would lose 60 seat super majority)

The Republican candidate in this special election race raised over $1.2 million on Monday from small donations across the country.

Coakley (no grass roots?) will be having a high dollar fund raiser HOSTED BY top lobbyists from BIG PHARMA and the Insurance industry NEXT TUESDAY.

What do you think??

With Democrat Martha Coakley in trouble in the Massachusetts special election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat, Democrats could lose vote No. 60 for President Obama's health-care bill. In response, an army of lobbyists for drug companies, health insurance companies, and hospitals has teamed up to throw a high-dollar Capitol Hill fundraiser for Coakley next Tuesday night. The invitation is here.

Of the 22 names on the host committee--meaning they raised $10,000 or more for Coakley--17 are federally registered lobbyists, 15 of whom have health-care clients. Of the other five hosts, one is married to a lobbyist, one was a lobbyist in Pennsylvania, another is a lawyer at a lobbying firm, and another is a corporate CEO. Oh, and of course, there's also the political action commitee for Boston Scientific Corporation.

All the leading drug companies have lobbyists on Coakley's host committee: Pfizer, Merck, Amgen, Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Astra-Zeneca, and more. On the insurance side of things, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, HealthSouth, and United Health all are represented on the host committee.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It says democrats need to start paying attention to what is going on instead of blindly believing only republicans are sponsored by big corporations.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, it speaks volumes! I know that Coakley was the AG of Massachusetts and let one of those Catholic priests get away with abuse of young boys. I know that she can't spell Massachusetts even though the state is her employer. I know that she is running scared because of what is happening as the election comes closer. I hope that she is defeated! She is a pawn of the democrat party and just another clone trying to get to washington so she can sing the praises of 0bama. Defeat Coakley and impeach 0bama!

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  • 3 years ago

    Nope, would not marvel me in any respect. there's a loophole in the regulation that facilitates donations to finally end up in a politicians pocket. by way of fact of this i think of we could desire to repair the loopholes, or possibility coverage on how lots in donations a company is permitted to furnish.

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