(November 18, 2019 – Des Moines) US Senate candidate Eddie Mauro released the following statement regarding Iowan PR Firm LS2 Group’s political donations and newly announced lobbying contract with Saudi Arabia:
This is exactly what is wrong with politics today. Joni Ernst, Chuck Grassley, and numerous other politicians have accepted nearly $60,000 in campaign contributions since 2008 from LS2 Group employees and partners. Now, this lobbying firm has received a $1.5 million contract with the government of Saudi Arabia. Even more concerning is LS2 Group’s history of lobbying against 9/11 victims on behalf of the Kingdom. We can only begin to speculate how they plan to advance the Kingdom’s agenda, whether it is preventing accountability for war crimes, playing defense for the regime’s well documented human rights violations, or suppressing dissident press.
On countless times, we have seen political favors breed political obligation. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley should return every penny they have received from LS2 Group.