Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Rand Paul Relying on GW Crony to Help Him Raise Establishment Money

Bloomberg reports:

Senator Rand Paul... is preparing for a 2016 presidential run by courting the Republican Party’s ultimate insiders: Wall Street bankers and other deep-pocketed donors.

To open those wallets, Paul is relying on fellow Kentuckian Nate Morris as a pitchman...

The 33-year-old’s Rolodex includes...donors from his days as President George W. Bush’s youngest major bundler of campaign cash.

Morris even married into a noted Republican political family -- his wife is the granddaughter of President George H.W. Bush’s secretary of Commerce, Bob Mosbacher.

...Morris said in an interview in Washington. “I’ve typically tried to introduce Rand to people who aren’t otherwise familiar with Rand World, whether that’s the ‘establishment,’ so to speak, or financial types.”...

As Morris was building his business, he was eager to meet his state’s newest senator. Daniel Bayens, a field director for Paul and childhood friend of Morris, made the introduction to the Kentucky lawmaker in July 2012.

The entrepreneur and the senator chatted in Paul’s Capitol Hill office. Morris explained his business and “Rand got it immediately. It’s the same kind of out-of-the-box thinking he loves.” Paul asked Morris and his wife to accompany him on a weeklong trip to Israel in January 2013, a journey that forged a friendship.

After that, Morris started introducing Paul to friends, family and business acquaintances...

Morris has already begun changing the makeup of Paul’s donor base, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based group that tracks political giving: He’s the top Senate recipient of waste-management industry contributions.


  1. About Rand: "He’s the top Senate recipient of waste-management industry contributions."....Oh dear. That translates to (don't kid ourselves here...) "legalized Organized Crime".

  2. The less money the establishment has, the better. Good work Rand, bleed em dry!