If you've seen any Hollywood movie or TV whodunit, follow the money, and you'll usually solve the mystery. MajorityAP.com did just that, and guess what they found, Nancy Boyda looks a lot like all the other Frontline Democrats.
Here are some excerpts from the story:
In NBC’s political drama “The West Wing,” fictional campaign consultant Bob Mayer once remarked, “ain’t about the ideals, it’s about the money, stupid.” Now, the show’s longtime executive producer is helping U.S. Representatives Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH, and Nancy Boyda, D-KS, put those words into action, even though neither seems to have any idea who he is.
For the third straight quarter, the two freshmen lawmakers reported receiving thousands of dollars in campaign contributions strikingly similar to those reported by House Democrats enrolled in a fundraising program sponsored by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Boyda and Shea-Porter publicly eschewed the committee’s fundraising help, saying it would damage their ability to remain independent from party leadership.
At the same time he donated to Shea-Porter and Boyda, Wells wrote checks to other Democrat freshmen enrolled in the DCCC’s “Frontline” program, which provides extra fundraising help to 29 Democrats expected to face fierce re-election contests. Twenty-four freshmen Democrats are included on that list.
Wells contributed $2300 to Boyda on September 29, and that same amount to Shea-Porter on September 30, the last day to receive contributions included in the Federal Elections Commission (FEC)’s quarterly report made public October 15, 2007. Wells contributed the same amount, at the same time, to U.S. Representatives Michael Arcuri, D-NY, and Zachary Space, D-OH, and half that amount, $1150, to Nick Lampson, D-TX . All are enrolled in the Frontline program.
Boyda echoed similar sentiments, with her spokeswoman telling the Politico’s Josh Kraushaar, “she ran an independent campaign in 2006, and her constituents want to see her run an independent campaign again.”
But previous research of FEC filings shows that even though both declined the fundraising help, they continue to collect the same checks written to those enrolled in the program. The trend has continued for three straight reporting cycles.
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.