NO LABELS, A group that works to elect centrist candidates from both parties, has been grappling internally with conflicts of interest
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NO LABELS, A group that works to elect centrist candidates from both parties, has been grappling internally with conflicts of interest tied to its use of political consulting firms linked to the group’s leadership, according to documents and email correspondence obtained by The Intercept.
It’s been a rough few weeks of public scrutiny for No Labels. A Daily Beastinvestigation published earlier this month revealed that despite the group’s professed interest in reducing partisanship, it had solicited money from wealthy, partisan donors, many of them from the world of finance, on both sides of the political spectrum, and had considered making Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi a “bogeyman.”
The group was also in the news because the No Labels-backed House Problem Solvers Caucus, comprised of 24 Democrats and 24 Republicans, was organizing to block Pelosi’s bid for speaker of the House unless she agreed to a series of their proposed legislative reforms. The Democratic chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus is New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a protégé of Mark Penn, who urged Hillary Clinton to attack Barack Obama as un-American in the 2008 presidential primary. As The Intercept previously reported, Penn, a longtime partisan and the husband of No Labels’s head Nancy Jacobson, is closely involved with the group’s work.
Jacobson pushed back on Daily Beast questions about Penn’s involvement in No Labels as “shameful and sexist.” She asked if a man were running the organization, would reporters still suggest — “based on little to no evidence — that his spouse is serving as the puppet master behind the scenes?”
December 21, 2018 at 12:45 PM #3307Hobbit709Participant
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That’s what they really mean.
I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.
December 21, 2018 at 3:04 PM #3358Babel 17Participant
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My brother in law refuses to wear clothes with labels. No lizards, Members Only, Nike Swoosh, or anything.
So he buys from catalogs that cater to that sensibility.
“No Labels” in the case of the group in the OP = “Private Label”. So private that only they are familiar with with the particulars of its fabrication.
December 21, 2018 at 4:18 PM #3394
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