I don't have a dog in the special election fight. That's because I am not a permanent resident of the 1st Congressional District. Even so, I am concerned about the sources of candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch's funding and the influence it will have on her if she were to win the election.
Although she professes to be a middle-of-the-road Democrat, a large amount of her financial support comes from left-wing, liberal Democratic sources, particularly organized labor. Also supporting her are Nancy Pelosi and a host of other Democrats whose track records are hardly middle of the road.
That aside, seeing Al Franken's PAC and others of the extreme left attempting to co-opt the local election and turn it into a national crusade worries me a lot. There are no free lunches.