I kept wondering why I see these huge signs for Representatives Overstreet and Buys along our roadways. Then a little research into the Public Disclosure Commission brought insight; as our state Representative, Overstreet has received thousands of dollars from corporate PAC's like Farmer's Insurance, Saturna Capital, health insurance companies, pharmaceuticals like Pfizer and Novartis, while Buys received thousands from oil companies like Tesoro/Louisiana, banking and insurance companies, including Cambia Health Solutions, and Allstate Insurance.
On this same site it appears that Natalie McClendon and Matt Krogh have primarily gotten their donations from people like all the rest of us who are not corporations. Does this seem to make Buys and Overstreet shills for big business? Seems like that to me.
I strongly suggest readers join me in voting for Natalie McClendon, former PTA president and small business owner who gets real things done, and for Matt Krogh, small business owner who believes in keeping jobs in Washington and farm preservation. They are honest and hard-working for all of us, not outside corporate interests.