Jason Abraham threatens suit against Minocqua Brewing Company SuperPAC

In case you hadn’t heard (and I hadn’t until recently) the Mincoqua Brewing Company has set up their own super PAC. Once I became aware of the Minocqua Brewing Company’s SuperPAC I joined their email list to see what they’re up to – and it certainly seems like they’re ruffling some feathers.

According to a recent email I received from Kirk Bangstad of the Minocqua Brewing Company SuperPAC they received a phone call this past Thursday from Jason Abraham of the Hupy and Abraham law firm, a firm that has an office in Wausau that ranked third among businesses from Northern Wisconsin (ranked by aggregate employee donations) who donated to Republican Sen. Ron “Our Dumb Senator” Johnson. At issue is the nature of the donations made to Sen. Johnson, with Jason Abraham asserting all of the contributions made to Sen. Johnson from employees of Hupy & Abraham came from one employee, Michael Hup.

Here’s the gist of Kirk Bangstad’s conversation with Jason Abraham, via the email I received:

Kirk, you’ve pissed me off,” said Abraham, who is the “Abraham” in the firm’s name.

“Why?” replied Kirk.

“Michael Hupy donated all that money to Johnson, not the firm, and if you don’t take our firm’s name off your graph, you’re not going to like what’s going to happen to you.”

“But Michael Hupy is the only other name besides yours on your sign, doesn’t that mean the both of you ‘are’ the firm?”

“You heard me, your graph is going to hurt my and my firm’s reputation, and you’re going to suffer unless you take it down.”

“Didn’t Michael Hupy hurt your firm’s reputation by donating to a guy who just read into the congressional record a massive lie that the insurrectionists on January 6 were ‘fake Trump supporters,’ which has been disproven by every investigator on the case? Isn’t Michael Hupy, by donating to a guy who refused to vote until the LAST MINUTE to allow Biden to become president, thus fanning the flames of insurrection, hurting your firm’s reputation by NOT disavowing Ron Johnson?

“That has nothing to do with this, unless you take our firm’s name off your graph, you’re gonna be in big trouble.”

“Why don’t you just call your business partner, Michael Hupy, and ask him to pledge not to give any more money to a guy who is trying to undermine our democracy? Why are you threatening me?”

And here’s a snippet from the cease & desist letter the Minocqua Brewing Company SuperPAC received from the counsel for Hupy & Abraham:

Ceases & desist to Minocqua Brewing Company Super PAC from lawyers for Hupy & Abraham

It’s unclear how this situation will play out but it certainly bears watching as we draw ever closer to the 2022 election.


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