Lobbyists for Monsanto = Rural Americans?

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
12 PM

401 9th Street, NW
Suite 1000
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.


About Meng Bomin

Real name Benjamin Main, I am a graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Biological Chemistry.
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