First quarter cash shows the only job Gardner is concerned with is his own
David Catanese over at Politico is reporting that Cory Gardner has raised about $300,000 in the first quarter of 2011 for his reelection. That's a big number, though apparently not as big as his predecessor, Betsy Markey, raised in the same period. His final filing for 2010 showed his campaign had a debt of more than $100,000, so a lot of this 2011 haul is going toward taking care of that, I'd imagine.
It seems rather obvious from this large number what Gardner has been up to these last couple months, instead of creating jobs or working to help the economy. I've been wondering. Seems the only jobs he is concerned with is his own. Not so much the legion of still unemployed constituents in his District. Where's the legislation that will create jobs or help the economy? I have yet to see it.
Open Secrets reports that Gardner raised more than $160,000 from the oil and gas industry in his last campaign, so I wonder how much of this recent haul is coming from these special interests. We should have access to his donor lists soon enough, which I'd expect will show some large contributions from his lobbyist and corporate sponsors. Being in Washington, he seems to have forgotten all that talk from the campaign about fighting special interests. He just sees money, money, money.
There's a word for someone like Gardner who says one thing and then does another...