With some investigative digging, ThinkProgress has uncovered the tangled, well-funded, stealth lobbying behemoth behind the "grassroots" move to kill the public option – Democracy Data & Communications, a corporate consulting firm that has also helped engineer such high-minded efforts as supporting big tobacco, formulating right-wing attacks by Freedom's Watch, and fighting the Employee Free Choice Act. More here.
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