(Washington Examiner) Big tobacco, big soda, big booze, big burger, casinos, and Viagra might sound like the ingredients for an extremely lively and health-hazardous night out on the town. They also represent some of New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s major financial backers.
A review of Sen. Gillibrand’s donations by the Washington Examiner via the political transparency organization Open Secrets reveals a candidate willing to take donations from America’s biggest pushers of vice. She accepted the cash even as other Democrats began endorsing public health measures countering unhealthy lifestyles.
The 2020 hopeful’s history working with Phillip Morris during the tobacco company’s litigation with the Clinton administration was a blip during her appointment to the Senate in 2009.
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