According to ABC News’s Jake Tapper, Hillary Clinton is holding an event with the following invitation:
Rural Americans for Hillary
Lunch and Briefing
Join Rural Americans for Hillary for lunch and a campaign briefing
By Members of Congress and Senior Campaign Staff
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
401 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 2004
Conference call dial-in number available upon request for those outside of DC.
The interesting thing about this is that this “Rural Americans for Hillary” event is being hosted by a DC lobbying firm that represents Monsanto, which is a big agri-biotech firm that has some ethically questionable practices. So, while there is a rural connection, the connection to the average rural resident is tenuous at best.
But, then again, Senator Clinton is not shy about taking money from lobbyists:
I’m sure they represent real Americans, but only a small portion of real Americans who have the deep pockets of afford to pay someone to plead their case.