Obama Campaign Ad Firms Profit From Health Care Overhaul

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Aug 18, 2009 10:46 PM
Bloomberg reports,
Two firms that received $343.3 million to handle advertising for Barack Obama's White House run last year have profited from his top priority as president by taking on his push for health-care overhaul.
One is AKPD Message and Media, the Chicago-based firm headed by David Axelrod until he left last Dec. 31 to serve as a senior adviser to the president. Axelrod was Obama’s top campaign strategist and is now helping sell the health-care plan. The other firm is Washington-based GMMB Campaign Group, where partner Jim Margolis was also an Obama strategist.

Imagine Karl Rove having these PhRMA ties while in the White House... 

On the surface, this certainly looks like a conflict of interest.  One wonders what other conflicts are out there ...