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Thursday, September 26, 2019

STEVE PEMBERTON CALLS ON MARKEY, KENNEDY TO RETURN MILLIONS IN PAC MONEY

STEVE PEMBERTON CALLS ON MARKEY, KENNEDY TO RETURN MILLIONS IN PAC MONEY

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Sept. 26, 2019 –  U.S. Senate candidate Steve Pemberton today called upon Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy III to return the millions of dollars in PAC money that they have received. This follows Markey and Kennedy’s very recent disavowal of such contributions.

“Both Congressman Kennedy and Senator Markey have taken millions of dollars in PAC money. If these statements of theirs aren’t just tired political rhetoric, then they should give all those contributions back tomorrow,” Pemberton said. “People are angry with career Washington politicians who suddenly 'see the light' on special interest money when it suits their immediate political agenda, but the truth remains: they both have millions of dollars in their accounts right now from PACs. I’m challenging them to do the right thing and give it all back."

According to reports, Markey has raised more than $5.3 million in PAC money since 2003 [Center for Responsive Politics, 2019]. Kennedy has raised more than $2.7 million in PAC money since 2012 [CQ Political MoneyLine, accessed September 2019]. Both have raised more than $100,000 in PAC money this year alone. Pemberton foreswore all PAC money the day he announced his candidacy on July 23, 2019. 

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