In the first TV commercial of Jason Crow’s campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, Crow unpacks a wallop of a lie and vehemently claims he does not take money from corporate PACs.
“When you see injustice, you have to lead by example, so I’ve taken a pledge that I’m not going to take a dime of corporate PAC money.”
Interestingly, we see injustice right there in telling lies to voters, so we’ve pledged to show you thousands and thousands of dimes Crow is taking from corporate PACs.
Crow has already accepted more than 70 donations from PACs totaling $132,680.
Only nine are clearly labeled as union PACS with donations totaling $32,500, and a few are from Colorado candidates running for state office. The vast majority appears to come from so-called leadership PACs.
Leadership PACs are federal PACs operated by the political parties as well as members of Congress and candidates for congressional office.
And guess where the vast majority of that money comes from?
We checked the first 30 PACs Crow listed, and found six were unions and only three others didn’t accept PAC money.
The remaining 19 PACs were chock full of corporate money, about $31,000.
For example, Crow took $2,500 from a PAC called “Building Relationships in Diverse Geographic Environments,” operated by U.S. Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina.
Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Where does that PAC get its money that it shovels out to political candidates?
Corporations like Samsung, Microsoft, General Electric, Pepsi, AT&T, General Motors and Duke Energy, a nuclear power company.
There’s U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer’s PAC, the Democratic House whip who contributed $2,000 to Crow.
PeakNation™ will remember Hoyer as the party leader surreptitiously captured in a recording saying the Colorado Democratic delegation and Washington party leaders had handpicked Crow to win the Democratic primary.
Well, Hoyer’s PAC collected $2.1 million this cycle, including more than 500 donations totaling $1.4 million from PACs including Walmart, Quicken Loans, National Venture Capital Association, Lowes, a bunch of life insurance PACs, nuclear energy — the list goes on and on.
There’s a lot of cleverly named PACs like Wolverine that gave Crow $1,000. That’s Michigan money that inclues Ford Motor Company, National Automobile Dealers, Home Depot and Honeywell International.
Common Sense Colorado donated $2,500 to Crow and its money comes from the likes of California Dairies, Target, Amazon, Abbott Laboratories, Comcast, Google, and Investment Company Institute. By the way, only $42,000 of that PAC’s nearly $520,000 came from individuals.
Victory by Investing, Building and Empowering (VIBE PAC) gave Crow $1,000. It gets money from T-Mobile and Anheuser Busch among others.
Turquoise PAC gave $2,000, and it gets donations from Pfizer, Dell, and Big Sugar.
Who funds the Brave PAC that gave Crow $1,000? That would be realtors, bankers, UPS, among others.
Granted, leadership PACs also contain individual contributors, but the majority of that money regularly comes from PACs. There’s also a ton of extra union money in there as well.
Crow is as confused about where his money comes from, as he is about what kind of weapon he used while in the military.
For telling a straight up fib to Colorado voters, again, Crow gets our not-so-coveted “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire” award.