Will Republican Dirty Money Drive Democrats To the Polls? - Page 3
Local Chambers have no formal influence on the US Chamber. Its board consists of “a self-appointed board composed of large companies” according to Mother Jones. Well over half of the current board is corporations with foreign interests (although they do seem to have a few local chamber members now.) Most recently they opposed legislation aiming to tax-reward companies that brought jobs back to America. HR5980 failed, and the Chamber’s anti-American agenda was demonstrated. The US Chamber seems to be working for exactly the opposite of what your local Chamber of Commerce hopes to do.
Races are tightening across the country, so there is evidence that Dirty Money is working. And a just released poll finds that over eighty percent of Democrats, Republicans and Independents support full disclosure. But another GOTV strategy – mobilizing younger voters – appears to be stalled. Despite several campus speeches by the President and a visit to MTV, it has been largely ineffective.
Next up, both the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Organize for America are rolling out massive door-knock and grassroots mobilization campaigns. If Dirty Money continues to stick, these local organizers have a simple, election-winning issue. Will Democratic GOTV blunt Republican deep pockets? Not completely. But it seems to be having an impact. If any more evidence of foreign contamination emerges, it could be the game changer.