Former state health commissioner Woodrow Myers has upped his personal spending on the 7th Congressional District primary race to $1.6 million.
Myers, a multimillionaire, reported to the Federal Election Commission Tuesday that he has loaned his campaign $356,000 on top of nearly $1.3 million in previous loans.
The real concern to voters in the 7th District is why so much special interest money and contributions from people who live outside the 7th District is flowing into Carson's campaign--the guy who promised "bold leadership" free of control by "DC lobbyists and corporate CEOs." Check out this highly sanitized dribble Groppe gives you on Carson's fundraising:
Carson has reported receiving about $150,000 in contributions since April 16. Much of the money came from Democratic members of Congress and political action committees representing such interests as mortgage brokers, insurance agents and wine and spirits wholesalers.
Once again, if you want the rest of the story, you're going to have to read this blog. There's no mention of South Florida fundraisers or large sums of money Carson is taking from the financial services industry to influence his votes on the House Banking Committee. Groppe continues to withhold Carson's financial statement from the public until after the May 6 primary. Shouldn't we know how much money Carson got paid during his short stent working as a lobbyist for a city contractor while serving on the Indianapolis City-County Council? Will someone in the Star's editorial office please order Groppe to do her job?