“Rob Andrews supported ridiculously expensive and undemocratic legislation against the will of South Jersey voters,” said Glading. “Now we know why Rob turned a deaf ear to the voters who elected him. His vote for this horrible bill was purchased by the deep pockets of the health care industry.”
According to a report in The New Jersey Star-Ledger, Rob Andrews has received $954,930 in campaign contributions from health care lobbyists. (“N.J. lawmakers play key roles in passing U.S. health care bill,” 3/21/10). Having accepted almost one million dollars from the health industry, concerned South Jerseyans want to know who Rob Andrews really works for: the taxpayers or the special interests?
“That kind of money doesn’t come without strings attached,” added Glading. “After 20 years as a Washington insider, Rob Andrews has lost touch with the working men and women of the First District. Today, he’s nothing more than a puppet of the lobbyists and special interest groups.”