July 5, 2015

Anyone think this will lead to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal calling to reform our campaign finance laws? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Apparently the governor is none too happy about being left out of some of these shindigs being held by these AstroTurf "tea party" groups that are funded by the Koch brothers.

From CNN's Inside Politics:

JOHN KING: The Koch brothers are famous now in politics for their deep-pocketed support for Republican candidates and conservative causes, and the candidates, just watch them, and they're so eager to win their favor, they're often appearing at conferences and gatherings sponsored by Koch affiliated groups, like Americans for Prosperity, or the Freedom Partners.

Now the Kochs haven't settled on one GOP presidential prospect, at least not yet, but it is clear they view some candidates more favorably than others. Top aides from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for example, are now complaining to friends, their candidate is being excluded from these Koch sponsored gatherings.

Jindal is the latest of the GOP long shots to complain the rules of what Republicans like to refer to as the “Koch primary” just aren't fair.

Cry me a river. He's not worried about the money corrupting our politics, just the fact that he's not on the Koch brothers' short list of favorite candidates.

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