Some robocaller left an attack ad on Congressman Rogers on my answering machine. The call claimed to represent some group called "American Family Voices". It was a typical issue advocacy ad, since is said "Call Mike Rogers, and tell him to etc. etc." It's the same ole song and dance, you hear one of them, you've heard them all.
The left is starting early in their battle to win congress. This is the earliest I remember getting a campaign call. So who is "American Family Voices", other than being a frontgroup for every left-wing talking point out there?
Their office is in Washington DC.
American Family Voices
888 16th Street
NW Suite 303 \
Washington, DC 20006
Board of Directors
Hispanic Strategy Network
Formerly with the UN Foundation
IEM Message Management, LLC
Leo Hindery, Jr.
InterMedia Partners, L.P.
Victoria Duffy Hopper
Woodland Venture Management
I recognized David Wilhelm's name as the DNC chair during Clinton's administration, but was not aware of the others until looking them up. Stealth PAC's is a left-leaning site, but surprisingly has a good report on them. Byron York of the National Review has a good article on them as well.
Mike Lux worked for Clinton (for four years), Joe Biden (who is running in 2008), Paul Simon (the senator, not the singer), several "progressive" groups, the far left radicals at the People for the unAmerican Way, and was the president of the 527 group "Mainstreet USA".
Phyllis Cuttino is a director of the AFSCME Union (who funds AFV). She was with the "Better World Campaign" which was created by Former CNN boss Ted Turner to support the United Nations, and is also a staffer for legendary gun grabber Dianne Feinstein.
Joe Velasquez is a DNC Staffer, and was a director of the AFL-CIO. He also worked for Bill Clinton.
James Carville and Joe Lockhart are tied to AFV, although they are not on the board of directors.
The main question I have is who is funding them, and the answer is union leadership. AFSCME, IBEW (electrical workers), UFCW (Food/commercial workers), and Intl assoc of Machinests are those given. It wouldn't surprise me if George Soros was in there as well between the UN, Feinstein, and Clinton connections there.
There's one thing I don't understand. Why the hell are they calling me? I'm a GOP precinct delegate who has been on the primary ballot twice. That's public information. They know who I am.