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JIM MORAN’S RESPONSE TO U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION DEMONSTRATES GROSS HYPOCRISY
(Arlington, VA) – Yesterday, Jim Moran criticized the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, claiming that it “will allow corporations to drown out the voices of average Americans.”
Responding to Moran’s comments, Matthew Berry made the following statement:
“Given that Jim Moran funds his campaigns in large part through donations from executives, political action committees and lobbyists of companies to which he directs earmarks, it takes true chutzpah for him to criticize the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the grounds that it will allow corporations to drown out the voices of average Americans.
In Jim Moran’s office, corporations drowned out the voices of average Americans long ago. If Jim Moran were truly concerned about the corrupting influence of corporate money, he would immediately announce that he will stop requesting earmarks on behalf of his campaign contributors.”
Old Dominion Watchdog confirmed this week that Moran has received over $80,000 this year alone in campaign contributions from executives, PACs, and lobbyists of companies for which he has requested earmarks totaling over $50 million. Such donations represent over 20 percent of the money raised this year by Moran.
Matthew Berry announced his candidacy for Congress last week and served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.