| Bill Koch, the black sheep Koch Brother who allegedly kidnapped, held captive, and illegally interrogated - with the help of a local sheriff - a former high-level employee of his energy company has money to burn. He's also funding Super-PAC ads in the Massachusetts senatorial race between incumbent Scott Brown and Consumer Advocate/True Blue Democrat Elizabeth Warren.
The candidates have made a "no Super-PAC" pledge that's been mostly successful at keeping out obscene amounts of unaccountable cash now allowed by Citizens United. The Colorado Koch is ignoring that pledge.
Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren have a no-Super-PAC pact in the Massachusetts Senate race that has kept outside groups from running television and radio ads.
But the pact hasn't stopped Super PACs from getting involved with things like mailings. Super PACs like America 360, a pro-Brown Super PAC that has spent around $200,000 in direct mail attacking Elizabeth Warren.
What else should you know about America 360? It's "funded almost entirely by an oil and coal company owned by William Koch." The PAC has a little over $50,000 in donations from three other individuals, and more than $500,000 from Oxbow Carbon, William Koch's company.
He blatantly ignores the law. Does anyone really think he'd honor this worthless pledge between a twerp Republican and a Socialist/Communist/Atheist member of the Democrat Party? The guy has oil and coal to sell and that's all there is to it.
Oxbow's Elk Creek Mine is here in Colorado.
Coloradans pay good money for that coal that burns so dirty. And by that they are also paying for the dirty money that's aimed at keeping a weak Republican in a seat once held by Edward Kennedy - a World-class Democrat.
The emergence of yet another Koch brother who, yes, owns an oil company and has created a Super PAC to support Brown with the profits of that company both reinforces Warren's attack, and provides more fuel for it.
It's getting harder and harder for Brown to pretend he's an independent player for Massachusetts.
The company he keeps will betray him every time.
As Kos says, please donate $3 to Elizabeth Warren on ActBlue. Warren's doing well, but that dirty money can pollute more than Colorado's air and streams, it could pollute the political process for years to come, from sea to shining sea.