Don’t worry, it’s still the evil Koch Brothers who are the enemies of America.
(Politico) — Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a secretive conference attended by about 150 rich liberals deciding how to divvy up their cash in the run-up to the 2012 election.
A variety of liberal groups pitched the donors throughout the three-day conference, including a network of Democratic outside groups hoping to raise upwards of $120 million to fund a sort-of shadow party effort supporting the reelection campaign of Biden and President Barack Obama.
The Obama campaign has said it will not raise money for these outside groups, though Biden gave his speech Thursday night only hours after the operatives running the shadow network wooed the same audience.
The setting was the annual winter meeting of the Democracy Alliance, a network of donors who are required to contribute a minimum of $100,000 to recommended liberal groups.
The alliance mostly has recommended groups that focus on policy and voter mobilization, rather than campaign advertising. But at this year’s conference, which wraps Saturday, big election spending groups got to make pitches, too.