Mark Jacobs

Mark Jacobs claims to be a lifelong Republican, but donations to Democrats keep cropping up.  The Weekly Standard just reported today that not only did Jacobs donate to the late Arlen Specter after he became a Democrat he also donated to Jon Corzine when he ran for Senate.

The same Jon Corzine who became an unmitigated disaster as Governor of New Jersey and was a one-term wonder?  The same Jon Corzine who became the CEO of MF Global who filed for bankruptcy in 2011 with allegations of misusing funds hanging over their head?

Yes and the Jacobs campaign confirmed the donation and gave a response:

The Federal Elections Commission filing can be viewed here. Jacobs’s first name is misspelled as “Marc,” though the Republican’s campaign confirms Jacobs made the donation.

“Mark gave Corzine a contribution when he was CEO of the company which employed Mark,” says Jacobs spokeswoman Alissa Ohl. “Mark gave him no subsequent contributions and remains very disappointed at the Corzine’s performance as a public official.”

There’s a lot that Mark Jacobs tries to explain away due to his being the CEO of Reliant Energy.  Like the Specter donation and prior support of the Cap and Trade bill for instance.  This history should give us pause.  Either Jacobs violated his principles due to his employment circumstances (which makes you wonder how he will vote when under pressure in the Senate) or he never had those principles to begin with.

1 comment
  1. The bad news about this candidate just keeps coming, and each item of his squishy (even slimy) past has to be dragged out of him! He is obviously someone whose principles are for sale, and he thinks that Iowa Republicans are idiots who can also be bought with slick ad campaigns.

    Well, if Iowa Republicans prove him right by handing the nomination to Slick Mark, then they are fools who deserve the mediocrity we see in the Romney/McCain vein of candidates. That has obviously works so well for us, right?

    Thanks for reporting on this, Shane. It’s nice to see that someone reporting to conservatives and Iowa Republicans is not for sale to the highest bidder.

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