In a May 5, 2008 letter to the Courier-Journal, Dr. Garrett & Mrs. Lane Adams wrote:
In conversation, Greg looks you straight in the eye, and listens. He wants to be a true representative of and for the people of Kentucky, not corporate power. He will not accept Big Oil, Big Pharma, or health insurance company contributions to his campaign. He can beat McConnell in November. He has the intellect, the stamina, the fire and the campaign. He will stand toe to toe with McConnell, win the debates and the general election.
That’s right. Two of Greg Fischer’s biggest supporters say he won’t accept contributions from Big Pharma. Puppies and rainbows, right? Well, sure, until you remember that Fischer has several large and direct investments in giant pharmaceutical companies:
- Eli Lilly & Co $50,001 – $100,000
- Pfizer Inc $15,001 – $50,000
- Bradmer Pharmaceuticals Inc $15,001 – $50,000
That’s a direct and personal investment of up to $200,000 in Eli Lilly, Pfizer and Bradmer. Not to mention the income in the form of dividends and capital gains Fischer received last year that totaled up to $7,700– half of what many Kentuckians make in a year. Check Fischer’s personal financial disclosure for reference.
Call us crazy, but we’d argue that $200,000 of direct investments are far more than the average man who claims to fight the good fight against Big Pharma and for those who pay outrageous health care costs would have.
Again, we’re just scratching the surface. This scab can be picked for two more weeks but we hope it doesn’t come to that. Because, let’s get real here: we’re tired of writing about this retarded ass race.