Pat Powers limited skills at writing often force him to rely on hyperbole and leaving out information. His most recent attempt to attack Rick Weiland is to link him with unions, gun-control groups, and Nancy Pelosi(?) Despite the fact that Mr. Powers seems to have failed civics and Weiland can't really help Nancy become speaker again, this is nothing more than partisan speak.
Is it any surprise that Democrats donate to other Democrats? Yes, Rick Weiland has received money from union groups. According to Open Secrets.com, Weiland has received about $90,000 dollars from various types of union groups. Just under the $98,000 Rounds has received from commercial banks. He has received over $350,000 from just the financial sector and insurance groups. Mike Rounds has taken in over $339,000 from business PACS. Rick Weiland: $4,636.
Mike Rounds has also taken $10,000 from NextEra Energy, Murry Energy, and another $43,000 from oil and gas companies. Rick Weiland's reported amount on Open Secrets: $0.
Mike Rounds is the guy that still supports EB-5. Mike Rounds is the guy that bragged he could raise $9 million. Mike Rounds is the guy that has raised 95% his money thanks to PACs and large contributors. (Weiland's percentage is 68% with 20% coming from small contributors.)
So based on the information from this cycle (not going back to 1996), let me try my hand at a hyperbolic headline:
MIKE ROUNDS WANTS TO GIVE AMERICA TO BIG OIL, BIG BANKS, AND CHINA.
Wow, that is kind of catchy. To bad that more of that statement is rooted in reality than Pat Power's attacks on Weiland.