Krishnamoorthi Campaign Tries to Leave the Door Open for SuperPACs
Refuses to Sign an Agreement with Teeth
Raja Krishnamoorthi's campaign rejected the key pieces of Tammy Duckworth's Super PAC pledge this evening, refusing to "have our budget held hostage by a third party."
The only limitation Krishnamoorthi's proposal would put on SuperPACs would be to reject direct contributions - something already banned by current law.
"Mr. Krishnamoorthi's campaign is missing the point," said Josh Levin, Duckworth's Campaign Manager. "The only way to keep SuperPACs and other secret, unlimited money out of the race is to let them know that if they get in it will hurt the candidate they're trying to support. If Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren can agree to these terms, surely we can do the same here."
“We are disappointed and surprised that our opponent has refused to sign the pledge. Instead of putting the voters first and setting an example for Illinois and the country, Raja's campaign has chosen to put political gamesmanship first.”