Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), in an unexpected move, came out opposed to the bipartisan children's health insurance bill yesterday.
His opposition to the bill puts the health insurance of 102,430 Kentucky children at risk.
Why would he do this? Follow the money. The insurance program is funded in part by a tobacco tax increase. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, McConnell has raised $257,750 from tobacco interests, more than every other Senator but one.
McConnell's hometown newspaper, the Louisville Courier-Journal, is watching, with this editorial today.
What's it going to be Senator? Your donors or Kentucky's children? Maybe those kids ought to save their allowance and start a PAC. Will you hear them then?