Was Bachmann right, was NERO Perry bought and paid for by Merck?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Perry bought, paid for and wrapped by Merck?

    Nahh, just a co-incidence.

    "Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s GOP rivals sharply criticized him during Wednesday night’s debate over his 2007 executive order mandating that teenage girls be vaccinated to prevent cervical cancer — a move that drew strong opposition at the time from social conservatives and was later overturned by the state Legislature.

    But they failed to bring up a key part of the story that fueled the Texas controversy and which Democrats are poised to pounce on: Perry’s order came after the drug company that manufactured the vaccine hired Mike Toomey, his former chief of staff, as one of the firm’s top lobbyists in Austin.

    Toomey, who is now running the main “super pac” backing Perry’s candidacy, was retained by pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., maker of the Gardasil vaccine, which is designed to prevent the human papillomavirus, or HPV, an infection linked to cervical cancer in women.

    His hiring was part of an aggressive lobbying push in Texas by the drug company, which also donated $16,000 to Perry’s gubernatorial campaigns in the two and a half years prior to the executive order. Merck paid Toomey between $260,000 and $535,000 in lobbying fees between 2005 and 2010, according to state lobbying records."

  • 4 years ago

    I might say,a minimum of $50,000.Of direction he is valued at a great deal of cash himself,so might be somewhat extra might be integral. Wonder how so much 0bummer bought to conform to promote out the US for a few of his wealthy associates like Soros.Guess we must see if a few of his books had been purchased in significant plenty through the likes of Soros and Immelt. August

  • 9 years ago

    No more than Obama was "bought and paid for" by the unions.

    That's campaign politics.

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