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News Thursday, Apr 14 2016

Reminder: Blunt Still Receiving Unethical Support From Cable Companies Son Represents

Apr 14, 2016

Senator Roy Blunt will spend the evening with one of his favorite companies with special interests. Blunt is set to attend a fundraiser with AT&T PAC tonight in Washington, DC. Blunt has raked in cash from telecommunications firms, with his campaign and PAC, ROYB PAC, receiving more than $200,000 over the past 18 years. In return, the senator has voted in favor of the companies over consumers. Earlier this year, he signed onto a letter that said the FCC should not increase their internet speed requirements after service providers protested.

His political career isn’t the only thing that’s benefited from their support. In a direct conflict of interest, Blunt’s son and campaign manager, Andy is a lobbyist for cable telecommunications in Missouri. Blunt has made it clear he doesn’t have time to do his job and hold Supreme Court hearings, but he is still fully committed to special interest agendas — no matter how unethical they may be.

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Published: Apr 14, 2016

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