Hypocrite alert: Despite repudiating the 2009 federal stimulus act as a "failure," congressional candidate Reid Ribble lobbied for — and won — a school roofing contract partially funded by stimulus dollars, though he did not personally profit from the project.
Disingenuousness alert: "I wasn't there to defend the industry; I was there defending consumers," Ribble said.
The real story?
You can't run away from these facts. Congressional financial disclosure documents show that in 2010 Ripple received more than $50,000 in interest payments as a result of the sale of a roofing company he previously owned. In addition, last year Ripple received $17,000 in salary from the roofing group. Ripple also served as the previous President of the National Roofing Contractor Association from 2005-2006. The National Roofing Contractor Association contributed $10,000 in to Ripple’s campaign for Congress.