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Corporatists PANIC: Ride to Rescue Cantor


The American Chemical Council (ACC) will make a $289,000 independent expenditure for local network and cable television ads in support of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) during the three weeks leading up to the June 10 Republican primary in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. The ad buy, first reported in Politico, will air next week, according to an email ACC spokesperson Anne Kolton sent Breitbart News on Friday.

The ad buy marks the first time in the ACC’s 142-year history that it has made an independent expenditure on behalf of any candidate in a contested primary. 

Cantor’s challenger, Tea Party-backed Dave Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, told Breitbart News late Friday that this ad buy from a group whose members include Dow Chemical, DuPont, Eli Lilly, Exxon Mobil, and dozens of other chemical manufacturers is just another brazen example of the kind of crony capitalist, political deal-making that characterizes Cantor’s conduct in office.

“James Madison could never have imagined the American Chemistry Council would have spent $300,000 to crush an opponent of a member of Congress,” Brat told Breitbart News.

Brat told Breitbart News the intellectual tradition of James Madison was a motivating factor in his challenge to Cantor. Madison represented significant portions of the current 7th Congressional District in the very first Congress. He defeated James Monroe in 1789 after the two friends and rivals engaged in a series of public debates throughout the district.

Dr. Brat is 100% correct. This unprecedented corporatist aid to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor demonstrates how truly desperate Big Business is to save the man that delivers them the goods. Can there be any doubt that Cantor’s REAL constituency is Big Business? My friends, these ad-buys are very significant. Most voters are still completely ignorant about what is going on in Washington DC. Most voters are completely ignorant about what Eric Cantor has been doing in the 7th District. We have got to get out there and make sure every potential voter we meet understands that Eric Cantor’s entire campaign is a campaign of lies and deceit. Eric Cantor represents Exxon Mobile, not the 7th District!

About Steven Brodie Tucker

Graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Also studied economics and political science at George Mason.

2 Responses to “Corporatists PANIC: Ride to Rescue Cantor”

  1. KIM SINHGAS says:



  2. Kim, you aren’t kidding. Hard to boycott DOW though. Is there anything they haven’t touched? Our Republican Party has turned some of America’s greatest companies into baggers and thieves!


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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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