Kudos to my colleague, Paul Blumenthal, who writes the terrific In Broad Daylight blog for us, for doing the analysis to answer the question I raised this morning regarding whether the Republican lawmakers who voted against oil and gas company interests yesterday got less money from those interests than their Republican counterparts who stayed loyal to their cash constitutents. The answer: Yup, they sure did! Check out his analysis of the money from this election cycle. We’re going to dig a little deeper now and see what else we find out.
And this little shout out gives me the excuse to plug Paul’s daily news analysis and blog: It’s really terrific. It ought to be on your must read list every day, but only if you’re interested in what members try to get away with in broad daylight.