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Political Action Committees (PACs) are conducting phone surveys and sending out mailers—and may do other campaign activities in the future. These activities are independent of candidates, usually emotion-laden, and often misleading.
PAC activities are neither sponsored by, nor coordinated with, any candidate or candidate committee. By law, fundraising and spending by candidates must be transparent. Candidates report all donations and spending and reveal who paid for campaign activities. PACs act independently of candidates and collect money and spend it as they want.
I have had no contact with any PAC. I first became aware that PACs were active in this race when a local voter participated in a phone survey and questioned the slanted call criticizing my opponent. She emailed me. I assured her that my campaign was not responsible for the calls and that I deplored the technique. Soon after, others told me about phone surveys where similar techniques were being used against me.
It is disturbing to both candidates and voters to be subjected to inflammatory and misleading political ads. Unfortunately, I expect to see more such activities by PACs.
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