Maine Democrats love to demagogue ‘big money’ in politics, but this piece highlights the stark hypocrisy hidden in the shadows behind all the feel-good rhetoric.
Representative Chellie Pingree, the top
elected Democrat in Maine, (in fact, the only elected Democrat beyond
the Maine Legislature), says one thing and does another when it comes to
campaign finance laws.
To make matters worse, Representative Pingree has once again failed to meet the extended US House Financial disclosure deadline. She has now missed not only the May 15th deadline, but also the 90 day extension.
A quick look at her disclosure history shows this is not new for Rep. Pingree.
If Representative Pingree, the Maine Democratic Party, and their dozens of allies want to talk the talk on transparency and the influence of money in politics, it is about time they walk the walk.
As it is, all signs point to Congresswoman Pingree and her wealthy husband, who has donated more than $4.5 million to Democrats since 2002, operating as if the law of the land and the disclosure rules of the U.S. House of Representatives just don’t apply to them.