Nevada’s senior senator has been on a tear as of late against conservative-leaning industrialists Charles and David Koch due to their penchant for contributing money overwhelmingly to more than a few conservative causes and candidates, yet despite Harry Reid referring to the Koch brother as “un-American” and other choice descriptive words and phrases, it turns out the Senate majority leader doesn’t have a problem with accepting contributions from the industrialists, as reported by the right-of-center Washington Free Beacon on April 7, 2014.
The Silver State’s US Senator has turned the give-and-take of Washington, DC congressional politics to the personal level lately in his one man crusade against the Koch brothers.
Freely using ad hominem attacks, from the floor of the US Senate, Reid recently referred to the Kochs as not only “un-American,” but they also representative “against everything that’s good for America.”
However, it was recently revealed that Reid accepted a campaign contribution from a Koch Industries lobbyist in 2003 for the sum of $500.
As cited, according to campaign finance records, it was former Koch Industries lobbyist Robert P. Hall III who kicked in the contribution on March 25, 2003.
While it is standard procedure for most politically active individuals and corporations to give at least a certain amount, however minimal, to both ends of the spectrum, the Koch contribution was fully in the normative as well as campaign finance law in their contribution to Reid’s campaign fund.