Thursday, June 05, 2008

DNC rejects lobbyist and PAC money

Politico reports: [T]he DNC will no longer accept checks from federal lobbyists or political action committees, mirroring the strict standard Obama adopted for his presidential campaign.

So you might think, cynically, that they'd make this announcement today and declare a date in the future when the new policy would kick in, thereby leaving plenty of time to collect checks from these orgs before getting on the moral high ground.

But no. It's effective today. It's all about the grass-roots (see Karen Tumulty's piece in Time); and isn't that the antithesis of elitism?

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