Roys campaign attacks Mark Pocan on accepting corporate PAC money

Earlier today Democratic State Rep. Kelda Helen Roys, who running to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldin in Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional district, issued a statement calling on all the candidates in the 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary to reject “the corrupting influence of corporate money” and to refuse contributions from corporate PACs.

Here’s what the Roys campaign had to say in their press release:

“The voters of the 2nd District deserve candidates who will stand up to the tremendous influence of corporate money in politics – and lead by example on refusing to accept corporate PAC money,” said Roys’ campaign manager Rick Coelho. “In this district, no candidate needs corporate PAC dollars to win. Kelda understands that the public’s confidence in the judgment of their representatives has been undermined by corporate influence. She has ‘walked the walk,’ running a truly clean campaign by refusing corporate PAC money from day one.”

As noted by Rep. Roys’ campaign, four out of five candidates in the 2nd District primary have joined her pledge to reject corporate PAC money, with Democratic State Rep. Mark Pocan as the lone holdout. To date, Rep. Pocan’s campaign has accepted at least $17,000 in corporate PAC contributions, and among those contributions from corporate PACs were at least four corporations that are current or former members of the American Legislative Exchange Council: Miller Coors, UPS, Eli Lilly, and General Electric.

1 comment to Roys campaign attacks Mark Pocan on accepting corporate PAC money

  • mal

    What a hypocrite Roys is!

    Partial Listing of Corporate Money to Kelda Helen Roys

    LIEGEL, GEORGE WAUKAKEE WI 53597 9/26/2011 $250
    PEPSI BOTTLING DISTRIBUTOR/CEO

    DEGAND, MICHAEL GREEN BAY, WI 54311 9/30/2011 $500
    HARBOR CREDIT UNION/PRESIDENT

    GREEN, JOSH NEW YORK, NY 10011 11/2/2011 $500
    PANJIVA, INC/CEO

    BAXT, LEONARD WASHINGTON 9/30/2011 $1,000
    DOW LOHNES/CHAIRMAN DC
    20016

    BRAIN, CHARLES M. MC LEAN 9/29/2011 $1,000
    CAPITOL HILL STRATEGIES/LOBBYIST
    VA 22101

    JOFFE, RICHARD THOMAS NEW YORK 9/19/2011 $200
    LABATON SUCHAROW LLP/ATTORNEY NY 10280

    RASIN, RUDOLPH CHICAGO 9/29/2011 $1,000
    THE RASIN CORPORATION/PRESIDENT IL 60611

    WEISS, MICHAEL MCCALL 9/19/2011 $500
    GENERAL CAPITAL GROUP/PRESIDENT ID 83638

    RASIN, RUDOLPH CHICAGO IL 60611 12/24/2011 $1,000
    ALLIANCE BRANDS, LLC/BUSINESS EXEC

    GREEN, JOSH NEW YORK, NY 10011 12/31/2011 $ 500
    PANJIVA, INC/CEO

    DOVERE, RICHARD NEW YORK, NY 10021 3/6/2012 $1,000
    ADAMAS ENERGY INVESTMENTS/MANAGING PARTNER

    RASIN, RUDOLPH CHICAGO, IL 60611 3/5/2012 $500
    ALLIANCE BRANDS, LLC/BUSINESS EXECUTIVE

    SALZWEDEL, JACK MIDDLETON, WI 53562 2/22/2012 $500
    AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE/CEO

    WEISS, MICHAEL McCALL, ID 83638 1/23/2012 $ 200
    GENERAL CAPITAL GROUP/PRESIDENT

    WEISS, MICHAEL McCALL, ID 83638 3/16/2012 $300
    GENERAL CAPITAL GROUP/PRESIDENT

    INGOLDSBY, TOM Mc LEAN, VA 22101 3/3/2012 $2,000
    CORPORATE D.C. ATTORNEY SPECIALIZING IN ENERGY PROJECTS

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