During the great Mississippi Senate campaign of 2014, we discovered through Politico that Senator Thad Cochran was given a high-dollar fundraiser by lobbyists at the Podesta Group:
“PODESTA RAISES FOR COCHRAN: Downtowners are hosting a breakfast fundraiser for Sen.Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) at the offices of the Podesta Group. Podesta’s Peggy Binzel, Rebecca Edgar, Kimberley Fritts, Jim Dyer, Josh Holly, David Morgenstern, Randall Gerard, David Marin, Steve Northrup, Lauren Maddox, Elizabeth Morra, Missi Tessier, Sean McLaughlin, Stephen Rademaker, Mike Quaranta and Trey Hardin are all listed on the invite. The March 4 fundraiser will cost $2,000 for PACs and $1,000 for individuals.”
This particular entry was later pulled down by the folks at Politico, I’m guessing because of pressure from Cochran and his smear team, lest the people of Mississippi find out about it. Luckily we grabbed it before they did. Senator McDaniel called on the Cochran campaign to explain their relationship with the Podesta Group, but like Cochran’s other questionable relationships (yes many others), his camp remained silent about it. It seems he pretty much remained silent about everything during that campaign, even his own crappy record.
But, that aside, this seemed like a good day to point out that Mr. John Podesta serves as the chairman for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, with a write-up yesterday in the Washington Post.