Dem Running In PA Who Says Money Corrupts Politics Gave Obama $100K And Asked For Ambassadorship

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:

Don’t you love it when Democrats call for less money in politics and then get busted for massive hypocrisy?

Scott Wallace is a rich Democrat running for Congress in Pennsylvania. He says money corrupts politics but he used to have a very different view of the subject.

FOX News reported:

Top Dem candidate who said money ‘corrupts’ politics donated $100G to Obama and asked for US ambassadorship

A liberal millionaire now running for Congress in Pennsylvania — and railing against the influence of money in politics — has a history of making large donations to former President Barack Obama’s campaign and other efforts.

Scott Wallace, grandson of a former vice president of Franklin Roosevelt — who’s running as a Democrat in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District against Republican incumbent Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick — gave more than $100,000 to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and Presidential Inaugural Committee and also asked top administration official John Podesta to appoint him as U.S. Ambassador in South Africa.

Wallace has made criticism of money in politics a campaign issue, saying money “corrupts” politics and slamming President Trump for giving access to wealthy donors.

In July 2008, both Wallace and his wife Christy donated $30,800 and $28,500 respectively to the Obama Victory Fund, the former president’s political action commmittee, Federal Election Commission records show.

Also in 2008, Wallace gave Obama’s Presidential Inaugural Committee $50,000 – the maximum permitted contribution, which provided Wallace with tickets to Obama’s January 2009 swearing-in ceremony, parade and inaugural balls.

This guy deserves to lose on this basis alone. Will the voters hold him accountable?


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