Justin Amash: Claims made in Ellis's 'bizarre smear campaign' unfoundedSubmitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 23:59
By Rep. Justin Amash
November 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Like many in our community, I’ve been left scratching my head at the bizarre smear campaign that was launched against me a few weeks ago—nearly a year before the Republican primary.
One day, my opponent says I’m too conservative because I stood firmly against Obamacare and voted against an earmark. The next day, he runs attack ads claiming I’m too liberal, even though I’m the top conservative in the House according to conservative scorekeepers FreedomWorks and The Club for Growth.
Bizarre, I thought—until I read up on who’s behind his campaign.
The Washington Post reported that my challenger’s backers think he will do things “the old-fashioned way—by working the inside game and playing nice.”
“Wall Street donors” clamored for his campaign, according to a liberal former congressman who supports my challenger and pledged to raise $8 million this cycle.
“I don’t think Justin Amash cares if Bank of America gives to him or not,” one dismayed bank lobbyist told Politico.
They’re right. Crony capitalists have found their guy—and it’s not me.