How to pay off campaign debt? Use PAC money you said you wouldn’t take. Democrat Elaine Lauria said if elected she would not take PAC money for her campaign. She didn’t. She took PAC MONEY TO PAY OFF HER CAMPAIGN DEBT.
The liberal-leaning group End Citizens United, which tracks the lawmakers and candidates who pledge to reject corporate PAC donations, has criticized Luria’s about-face on the matter, as have Republicans.
Tiffany Muller, president and executive director of End Citizens United, said in a statement last year that Luria breaking her pledge “would demonstrate that her values have changed since she’s been in Washington or that she wasn’t sincere to voters in the first place. It will be a heavy burden on her to explain to voters why she is going back on her word.