Monday, February 01, 2010

Club for Growth refund Campaign Costs Specter $600k

WASHINGTON – According to news reports, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) was forced to refund $600,000 in campaign contributions during the fourth quarter of 2009, following a mailing from the Club for Growth PAC to Specter’s donors notifying them of his refund policy.

“I don’t think Senator Specter’s party switch is going exactly as he planned,” Club President Chris Chocola said. “This refund campaign has proven more successful than we could have hoped, blowing a $600,000 hole in Arlen Specter’s campaign, and we thank all the citizens who followed through on their refund requests who made it a success. Hopefully, this will send a message to all Washington politicians – there is a price to pay for putting your career ahead of your constituents.”