Pro-choice "Personal PAC" ran anti-Rumler phone campaign
Under terms that requires any donations of over $500.000 within 30 days of an election, an item in Sen. Mike Jacobs campaign finance disclosure statements reveals that a Chicago based pro-choice political action committee, Personal PAC, were the organization responsible for phoning voters in the 36th district and mis-representing candiate Paul Rumler's views.
Personal PAC reports in-kind donations amounting to $27,043.93 to Jacobs' campaign, money spent on a phone campaign telling residents that Jacobs was the only pro-choice candidate in the race, when in fact, his opponent Paul Rumler is pro-choice as well.
Amazingly enough, considering the huge sum involved, the group based it's phone campaign on the fact that, according to the group, they'd sent a questionaire to the Rumler campaign on two occasions and had not gotten a reply.
So apparently without bothering to make so much as a 5 cent phone call to check with the Rumler campaign to assertain his position on the choice issue, the group instead launched a $27,000.00 phone campaign to support his opponent.
It seems more than a bit disturbing to imagine how much good that money could do for people in dire need, including young women struggling to raise children, while this group is apparently willing to spend tens of thousands on the basis of not receiving a reply to a questionaire.
And it looks like someone in the Rumler camp really dropped the ball big time by not getting the questionaires returned.
UPDATE: Kurt Allemeier has all the details. Read on...