For Immediate Release
Sam Quigley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-446-0489
Putting American Lives at Risk for Campaign Contributions
"Sheldon Adelson's $30 million contribution to the Congressional GOP is yet another sign of just how broken our political system is."
WASHINGTON - This morning, following the news that billionaire GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson pledged $30 million to the House Republican-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund, the Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and former managing director at BlackRock, Inc., Morris Pearl released the following statement:
"Sheldon Adelson's $30 million contribution to the Congressional GOP is yet another sign of just how broken our political system is. Rather than try to write and pass policy that is actually good for their constituents, Congress follows the money and does whatever their billionaire donors tell them to do, consequences for the rest of the country be damned.
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