FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jamal Raad / jamal [at] dpo [dot] org / (503) 239-8631
Today, the Democratic Party of Oregon filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Monica Wehby’s campaign for U.S. Senate and the Super PAC funded by millionaire timber baron Andrew Miller, “If He Votes Like That in Salem, Imagine What He Will Do in Congress,” accusing them of coordinating their messaging and spending. According to the Oregonian and other news outlets, Monica Wehby and Andrew Miller are romantically involved. On April 30, 2014 Andrew Miller helped host a fundraiser for Monica Wehby.
“When you’re in a relationship, communication is essential. When you have a Super PAC, communication is forbidden. Starting a Super PAC for someone you are romantically involved with and feigning ignorance of her campaign strategy and denying coordination is brazen, to say the least,” said Frank Dixon, Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon. “Monica Wehby and timber baron Andrew Miller are making a mockery of our campaign finance system. To claim there’s no coordination when a major funder of the Super PAC is hosting campaign fundraisers is unbelievable. The FEC needs to investigate allegations of illegal coordination immediately.”
Hosting a fundraiser suggests that Andrew Miller is an agent of the campaign. The Super PAC has spent over $100k on radio ads, mailers, and billboards to boost Monica Wehby's campaign. The complaint can be found here.