This was the specific example he gave:
Last cycle, I got direct mail from the teachers union supporting my democrat opponent [Chris Counihan], and then the next day I get the same direct mail with my Republican Senators [Cathy Cloutier] face on it! It was nuts. I didn’t vote for Senate in 2010. There was no choice . . .At first I found this difficult to credit, but when I was looking up the campaign donations for each candidate in that race, I made an intriguing discovery.
In 2010 the law firm of Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor used its PAC on 29 September to give $300 to Christopher Counihan.
Almost exactly one month later, Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor used its PAC (25 October) to give $300 to Catherine Cloutier.
Both records can be accessed via the Commissioner of Elections website.
Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor is one of Delaware's heavy-hitter law firms, which invests heavily in our elections, spending nearly $29,000 in contributions via its PAC in 2010.
One of the few glimpses into the inner workings of such a major player in our electoral politics came in 2010, when Above The Law ran a post on how Young Conaway controller Joe Lofink accidentally "outed" all of the firm's non-equity partners. For those interested in the interconnections of Delaware politics, cross-indexing that list against the list of candidates receiving Young Conaway campaign donations is interesting.
But the question does remain: what interests would you be protecting by donating to both the Democrat and Republican in the same race?
Let us know when the check comes, will you?