Dorsey Carson Gave $1,600 To Obama
From March to October in 2008, on the 11th of each month, Dorsey Carson donated $200 to Barack Obama’s campaign arm, Obama for America. This amounted to $1,600 in support of the then-Democratic presidential candidate:
Now, Carson is the Democratic nominee for HD 64 hoping to unseat Bill Denny and apparently is trying to replicate Obama’s campaign strategy from 2008.
First, he is attacking Denny’s age, and likes to say “his time has passed.” Obama did the same thing with John McCain such as when he criticized the Vietnam veteran for not being able to use a computer, even though the reasoning behind that is the beatings he received at the hands of the Viet Cong when he was a prisoner of war. And what is Carson arguing? “It’s time for a change.” Where have we heard that phrase before.
Carson’s generosity to national Democrats didn’t stop with Obama though. He supported Steve Holland (who he hopes to join in the House) when he was running against Travis Childers in MS-01. But after Childers won, Carson would dish out $1,650 to the Democrat. A random donation for Georgia Democrats is also mixed in.
The Mississippi Republican Party enjoyed reminding voters of these donations in this mailer:
I certainly didn’t search every Democratic member of the legislature, or candidate, but I would say donating to national Democrats is not the norm. Though the man Carson would likely be voting for for Speaker, should he win the Democrats nod, Bobby Moak, is also very generous. He has given over $2,800 to Bennie Thompson, $2,300 to Steve Holland, $1,000 to Travis Childers, along with donations to 2004 presidential candidates John Edwards and Dick Gephardt.