Sen. Dick Burr has received $355,000 from tobacco groups and employees. He's second only to Sen. Mitch McConnell for having his hand out to Big Tobacco.
At this precise moment, Burr has teamed up with Sen. Kay Hagan to try to forestall tougher legislation aimed at tobacco.
Burr spokesman Chris Walker says the campaign donations don't influence Burr's policy agenda. Riiight.
"It's not something that comes into any equations here," Walker said. "It doesn't really affect what we're doing legislatively."
We're not supposed to believe our lying eyes.