New Super PAC in Washington Targets Republican Lawmakers
A new Super PAC has formed in eastern Washington aimed to defeat the re-election campaigns of Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Congressman Dan Newhouse.
This comes after McMorris Rodgers’ opponent, Lisa Brown, criticized another PAC for running campaign ads against her.
“The DC dark money insiders have set up shop in Eastern Washington. They are here to run millions of dollars in negative ads, just to tear me down,” Brown said in a recent campaign ad.
The new organization’s name is Question PAC, and its founder is Charles Wiegand, a business owner in Ephrata.
“This election to me is going to be one of the most important ones in our lifetime,” said Wiegand. “Considering how crass and chaotic Washington D.C. is right now, that terrible status quo is being protected by both Dan Newhouse and Cathy McMorris Rodgers.”
Question PAC produces attack ads that it shows on its website. Money raised will be used to air these ads on local TV and radio stations.
Wiegand says there is a big difference between his organization, and the one Brown criticizes in her ad.
“That’s coming in with millions of dollars from Paul Ryan type donors,” Wiegand said. “Corporate donors coming in here to start running attack ads on Lisa Brown. The major difference of my Super PAC is that it is actually locally founded. I am a local business owner. I wanted to use my voice. I wanted to share a vision and voice with other people in the community.”
Question PAC is a non-profit 527 organization, and runs independent from any candidate’s campaign.