Greg Fischer’s campaign has stepped into a bit of hypocrisy. Today his communications gal sent out a blast to the press attacking Bruce Lunsford’s contribution to the National Republican Senatorial Committee from eleven (11) years ago. Eleven. Sure, Lunsford contributed $5,000 to the NRSC and should be completely ashamed. It’s one of the issues for which we’ll never forgive Bruce. It was selfish and completely stupid. But it just so happens he apologized for backing Republicans at a Democracy for America meeting in Louisville last year. And it was eleven years ago.
Here’s Fischer’s release:
(Louisville, KY) Just over 11 years ago today, Bruce Lunsford contributed $5,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) as reported to the Federal Election Commission. (March 31, 1997) According to the NRSC Web site, it is “the only political committee solely dedicated to electing Republicans to the U.S. Senate.”
Note: This is not an April Fool’s Day joke. Lunsford, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, has contributed $58,350 to Republican candidates and organizations since 1990.
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The Greg Fischer for U.S. Senate campaign will send reminders recalling Lunsford’s long-standing history of support for Republican candidates and political organizations. For additional information about Fischer for Senate, visit www.gregfischer.com.
Fine and dandy, right? Well… just so happens that Greg Fischer has a history of contributing to the most rabid, right-wing Republicans in the country, as does the rest of his family. On October 8, 1998 Greg Fischer gave $250 to Anne Northup. On October 10, 2000 he gave Northup an additional $350– meaning he approved of her activity in congress enough to give her more money. Check for yourself at FEC.gov. And on July 1, 1998 Fischer gave Republican Rebecca Jackson $250. She’s not quite a rabid right-winger, but Republican nonetheless.
So what’s with the hypocrisy? Fischer and his family can give thousands to Republicans and others cannot? Does Greg Fischer regret his Republican contributions? Does he attack his sister Lynn for her 1996 contribution to Mitch McConnell? Joe’s four contributions to Jim Bunning and $1,000 contribution to the Republican Party of Kentucky? Or George’s contributions to Bob Dole, George W. Bush, and Anne Northup? How does he explain George’s $1,000 contribution to Bruce in last year’s gubernatorial primary? We’re just wondering.