Touched a nerve did we?
Recently RTP revealed Rep. Charles Sargent’s campaign manager is the wife of the lobbyist for Pfizer, a firm that has funneled thousands in campaign contributions to Sargent. Lobbyist Josh Brown took to his wife’s Facebook page to respond, but in so doing created even more questions about his cozy relationship with Sargent.
Brown says he wanted to “make the facts known.” But he did nothing to refute the following facts listed by RTP. They are (we repeat):
1. Josh Brown is the paid, in-house lobbyist for Pfizer. In that role, he frequently lobbies the chairman of the House Finance Committee, Charles Sargent.
2. Pfizer made thousands in campaign contributions to Sargent, with Brown’s sign off.
3. Charles Sargent hired Brown’s wife as his campaign manager and has already paid her thousands of dollars in consulting fees.
Brown claimed this infromation was somehow an attack on his family. That’s absurd. No, what RTP did was simply make public what was already public information. Employing the “Hamas Defense” of using others as some sort of shield against criticism is pretty lame. One cannot lobby and also have their spouse be a paid campaign staffer for the person you are lobbying, then whine when someone notes that they are engaged in politics.
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