One small detail on Carl Andrews’ fundraising: among his donors is Winston & Strawn PAC, the fundraising arm of a lobbying firm that earned millions from the Bush Administration Department of Energy pushing for a nuclear waste repository in Nevada.
This is not to say that Andrews has done anything wrong. Winston & Strawn is a massive firm that, Yucca Mountain aside, represents a roster of blue-chip corporate clients that includes Cisco, Microsoft, McDonald’s and Philip Morris. And the firm has donated money to a long list of Democrats that includes Hillary Clinton, whose Senate campaign Andrews worked for in 2000.
It’s just interesting that the Chicago-based firm, which seems to donate predominantly to Republicans, has chosen its candidate in the 11th.
— Josh Benson