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Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd Leads Two Groups Recruiting Candidates… Conflict?

Fact One: Former Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd is listed as a leader of Run for America:

“Run for America is a post-partisan initiative designed to fix our dysfunctional politics by strategically supporting a new generation of highly talented leaders, innovators, social change agents, entrepreneurs, and outside the box thinkers for public office. These leaders [...]

Confessore: Fix the Debt and The Can Kicks Back led by Powerful Moneyed Interests

As the professed “Millenial” lobby shop “The Can Kicks Back” and its not-at-all-Millenial parent organization “Campaign to Fix The Debt” talk about the importance of cutting corporate tax rates, slashing health care spending and rolling back social security benefits for “the sake of the country,” reporter Nicholas Confessore discovers that the organizations’ leaders “are also [...]

Despite Pledge, Americans Elect takes Special Interest Money from Chair of Promotion Marketing Association

“None of our funding comes from special interests or lobbyists.” — Americans Elect, July 2011 Special Interest. Noun. an individual, group, or corporation having a special interest in usually a particular part of the economy and receiving or seeking through political pressure special advantages from the government often to the detriment of the general welfare [...]