Democrat Jessica Ehrlich has no problem taking checks from the 1% she likes to attack

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Democratic congressional candidate Jessica Ehrlich and her allies on the left, such as FCAN, have no hesitation accusing Congressman Bill Young of siding with the so-called 1%, but Ehrlich also has no hesitation taking campaign checks from this same cohort.

In June, Ehrlich held a fundraiser at the home of the wonderful Donna and Tim Main.

Tim Main earned $10.3 million in 2011. According to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center, to be considered in the top 1 percent of American earners, you needed to take home over $532,613 in 2011.  To make the top .1 percent, your take home pay needed to be over $2,178,885.

Where does that put Main? That puts him in the position to deliver $2,500 checks to Ehrlich, as the fundraising invitation suggests.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Donna and Tim Main are two of St. Petersburg’s finest people.

What is wrong is when Ehrlich hypocritically demagogues issues about the 1% and the 99%.  She seems to have no problem with the 1%, so long as their cutting her campaign checks.

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