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11 September 2013

NRSC: Michelle Nunn Embraces Far Left Liberal Icon Howard Dean

The following is a press release from the National Republican Senatorial Committee :

Liberals & Lobbyists: Michelle Nunn Rakes in Special Interest Funds in Washington, D.C.


Michelle Nunn Embraces Far Left Liberal Icon Howard Dean

In the early stages of her campaign, Michelle Nunn is proudly embracing her liberal ideology. This summer, President Obama's political arm - Organizing for Action (OFA) - signaled support for Nunn. In fact, Harry Reid told a room full of Team Obama's biggest donors that that both he and Barack Obama are counting on Michelle Nunn to be a reliable voice for the liberal Obama-Reid agenda. As such, this week Nunn formed a Joint Fundraising Committee with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

That was just the tip of the iceberg. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is holding a $500-per-person fundraiser in Washington on Tuesday co-hosted by onetime presidential candidate and former DNC chairman Howard Dean."

Liberal icon Howard Dean? Really?

Politico reports: "Lobby shop McKenna Long & Aldridge is hosting Georgia Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn on Tuesday in the firm's downtown K Street office. The $500-a-head event ($1,000 for hosts) also features former DNC Chairman Howard Dean. ...The firm's Tharon Johnson, a political aide to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and now a managing director at McKenna, is listed on the invite as a host. See the invite here, first obtained by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. AJC's Daniel Malloy has more."

"Even Harry Reid admits that President Obama is counting on Michelle Nunn to enact his radical agenda, so it's no wonder liberal icon Howard Dean and Washington lobbyists are financing her campaign," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Most Georgia Democrats distance themselves from liberals in Washington, but instead Michelle Nunn chooses to embrace the higher taxes, the raising health care costs of ObamaCare, and bigger more intrusive federal government. Michelle Nunn is a vote for the wrong team, so its no wonder Howard Dean is screaming for her."

BACKGROUND

Howard Dean Said “Everybody Needs To Pay More Taxes, Not Just The Rich”: In December 2012, Howard Dean said: “The only problem is -- and this is initially going to seem like heresy from a progressive is -- the truth is everybody needs to pay more taxes, not just the rich. And it’s a good start. But we’re not going to get out of this deficit problem unless we raise taxes across the board, to go back to what Bill Clinton had and his taxes. And if we don’t do that, the problem is the pressure is going to be on spending even more.” (MSNBC’s, “The Last Word,” 12/5/12)

Dean Supports A Radical Single-Payer Health Care System: “Speaking before a crowd of roughly 75 supporters, Dean called President Barack Obama’s health care plan during his campaign ‘brilliant,’ and appealed to single-payer supporters in the room. ‘The single-payer plan in fact is the most efficient and effective way to deliver health care. Not only that, we actually have a single-payer in this country. We have a single-payer that has 50 million people and it’s called Medicare, and it works pretty well,’ he said.” (Chris Garofolo, “Dean Honors O’Connor,” Brattleboro Reformer, 2/18/10)

Dean Said People Were Better Off Getting Sick In Canada Than In The U.S.: “I’ve spent a lot of time in both countries and there is no doubt that you’re better off getting sick in Canada.” (AndrĂ© Picard, “Canada: Good For What Ails You,” The Globe and Mail [Canada], 6/5/10)

Dean Supports Cap-And-Trade And A Carbon Tax Because Americans Are “Undertaxed”

Dean Supports Implementing Both A Cap-And-Trade System, And A Carbon Tax: “I actually think you can do better with both cap and trade and a carbon tax.” (CNBC’s, “Wall Street Journal Report,” 7/19/09)

Dean Said Americans Were “So Undertaxed In The Area Of Fuel And Carbon Compared To Europe": “But we are so undertaxed in the area of fuel and carbon compared to Europe, and yet this is a tax that’s easy to collect. It helps--it has a great environmental consequences, unlike the oil industry, it claims, it’s not a job killer. In Europe, their economy’s a little stronger than ours and they certainly have much higher carbon taxes.” (CNBC’s, “Wall Street Journal Report,” 7/19/09)