Here's the bottom-line:
* Castle authored a bill that would lock-out grassroots groups from engaging in the political process.
* Last week we sent you an email telling you what he was up to. You made some noise ...
* Now he is backing off of the very bill HE authored ...
* Clearly, Castle is "seeing the light" because he's feeling the heat from Delaware voters.
My Delaware U.S. Senate opponent, Mike Castle, is Congress' most liberal Republican. He's also a desperate candidate . . . doing desperate things.
Why? Because he's aware that O'Donnell for U.S. Senate is an emerging force to be reckoned with so he's starting to backpedal from his liberal record.
In a Washington Post Op Ed last week1, Castle praised his controversial bill called the "Disclose Act" (H.R. 5175). Under the guise of election reform, Castle authored this bill along with ultra-liberal Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen.
His Post piece noted that, for purely political reasons, the Act exempts from its restrictions mega organizations over 10 years old... essentially ensuring only those who are currently political power players will remain so.
Rep. Van Hollen even admitted the bill is crafted to impact the 2010 mid-term elections2!!!
Last week I sent you an email criticizing the Castle-Van Hollen "Disclose" Act. I "disclosed" that this Act clearly defies the Supreme Court's recent ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. This Act clearly is nothing more than a grassroots gag order.
Now, Castle has done a political pirouette regarding his "Disclose" Act. According to The Hill3, Castle is ready to vote against the bill.
Castle's spokeswoman stated, "He's absolutely opposed to the [power player] exemption."
Excuse me? Let me get this straight ...
In the Post, Castle was for it. Now, in The Hill, he's against it?!
Shades of John Kerry's "I voted for it . . . before I voted against it." Does the phrase flip-flopping come to mind?
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Candidate, U.S. Senate (R-DE)