Slotkin’s Hollow Pledge
How Slotkin Shuffles Corporate Money into Campaign
LANSING, Mich., May 2, 2019 – Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin pledged that she would not take donations from corporations. However, according to last month’s Federal Election Committee (FEC) disclosure, that pledge rings hollow. Since taking office, Slotkin has received thousands of dollars in corporate cash funneled through Democrat Political Action Committees allowing the Congresswoman to sidestep her pledge.
One such group funding Slotkin, through backdoor channels, is the New Democrat Coalition Action Fund which donated over $12,000 to the Congresswoman in 2019. The group is largely funded through corporate donations, and counts amongst its donors a who’s who of America’s largest corporate interests. This includes big banks, insurance companies, telecom interests, and major Hollywood studios.
"I think we have a new game; two degrees of Elissa Slotkin. First, you pick a corporation, then see which Democrat PAC it supports, then see when they donated to Slotkin,” said Laura Cox Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “Congresswoman Slotkin may say she doesn’t take corporate dollars but when you follow the money it’s clear that’s a lie. Her constituents deserve to know the truth about their representative’s hypocrisy, and how she is being funded by the very corporate interests she publicly disavows. When you play two degrees of Elissa Slotkin you find its Michigan voters who lose every time.”