Reluctant super PAC targeting House Republicans


CREDO Mobile claims to hate super PACs, but since Super PACs are here right now for better or worse, and perhaps on the theory that you shouldn’t bring a change purse to a wallet fight, says it’s getting into the battle. It plans to target what it believes to be vulnerable Republican members of the US House of Representatives.

A story from National Journal’s Influence Alley feature says that the company has formed the CREDO SuperPAC, and already has $325K of the $3M it hopes to spend on hand.

CREDO President Becky Bond told Alley that her group has particular problems with the stances of its targets on issues like science and women’s rights, and also believes they are in districts that offer the possibility of tipping the seats to the Democrats.

Bond said that they’d prefer to shut down every super PAC that’s in operation, but since that is not within the realm of possibility, the only option is to use the same tactic in order to eventually build enough support to eliminate it. She said that for now the only way to clean up a polluted system was to dive right into it.

According to Alley, the list of targets include Sean Duffy (R-WI), Steve King (R-IA), Allen West (R-FL), Joe Walsh (R-IL), Frank Guinta (R-NH) and Chip Cravaack (R-MN)  of Minnesota.