Nevada’s senior senator has been on a tear lately regarding conservative-leaning industrialists Charles and David Koch. The objects of Harry Reid’s rancor have contributed money to more than a few conservative causes and candidates, prompting Reid lambaste the brothers as “un-American.” It turns out, however, that the Senate majority leader doesn’t have a problem with accepting contributions from the industrialists, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
Reid has taken the give-and-take of Washington congressional politics to the personal level lately in his one man crusade against the Kochs. Freely using ad hominem attacks from the floor of the U.S. Senate, the majority leader recently accused the brothers of standing “against everything that’s good for America.”
It was recently revealed that Reid accepted a campaign contribution from a Koch Industries lobbyist in 2003 for the sum of $500. 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.