MidAmerican Energy Attacks Democrats in 2008 - Now You Want What??

(Promoting this diary as a reminder to Democrats that big corporations are not our friends. Not that partisan politics should play a role in the Iowa Utilities Board ruling on the allowable rate of return for MidAmerican's new proposed wind farm (click here for background on what MidAmerican is seeking). - promoted by desmoinesdem)

Just to catch everyone up, MidAmerican Energy is attempting to keep their iron grip on the wind energy production in Iowa, and have been fighting tooth and nail during hearings these past two days.  The Des Moines Register reported this afternoon that they were accused of being so desperate to submit something to the utilities board, they “effectively mailed in four boxtops of Cheerios and asked for approval.”

Now, let's take a trip down memory lane.   MidAmerican Energy is the same company who dumped $25,000, along with RJ Reynolds (big tobacco), into the “Iowa Leadership Council's” negative ad campaign. Their campaign targeted Art Staed, Elesha Gayman,  Bob Kressig, and Eric Palmer– ALL DEMOCRATS.

And Art Staed ended up losing his election.

Clap. Clap. Clap. 

Now, flash forward to today, and you are looking at the reason why I hope with every inch of my being that they “lose” the hearing, or whatever they would consider to be a “loss.” 

Check out the crazy ads they helped run, after the jump.

Iowa Leadership Council – Property Taxes – Art Staed

 

Iowa Leadership Council – Budget – Art Staed

 

Iowa Leadership Council – Right to Work-Staed

 

Iowa Leadership Council – Budget – Elesha Gayman

 

Iowa Leadership Council – Property Taxes – Elesha Gayman

 

 

Iowa Leadership Council – Right to Work-Gayman

 

Iowa Leadership Council – Budget- Bob Kressig

 

Iowa Leadership Council – Right to Work-Kressig

 

Iowa Leadership Council – Property Taxes – Eric Palmer

 

 

Iowa Leadership Council – Right to Work – Palmer

 

 

 

  • Staed only lost by 13 votes

    That’s thirteen votes in one district. If he had been in the Iowa House this year, Democrats could have accomplished a lot more.

    Good diary–I’ll promote it to the front page later.

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