March 12, 2014

Rick Nolan Hires Union Lobbyist As Campaign Manager

Today, Rick Nolan hired lobbyist Kendal Killian to run his 2014 reelection campaign. Killian lobbies for the labor union Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, which has given more than $500,000 in political contributions since 2004.

But wait, isn’t Nolan vehemently against the “obscene amounts of money” that are “corrupting our politics and undermining the very foundations of our democracy?”

In 2013, Nolan even said:

“We need to change the way we do politics. We need to take money out of politics and the Congress needs to go back to work governing.”

So between his hiring of a lobbyist to run his campaign and his nearly $30,000 in contributions from lobbyists, where does he really stand? He can’t have it both ways.