Over the weekend, Citizens for Prosperity in America Today, Sen. Pat Toomey’s leadership PAC, requested a full refund of its donations to Prosperity for Pennsylvania, a Super PAC expected to back Toomey’s re-election campaign next year.
CPAT Treasurer Lisa Lisker wrote to her counterpart at Prosperity for Pennsylvania, Mark Dion, asking for $75,000 to be returned in order to avoid “distraction and false controversy.”
“It has become clear that political opponents are seeking to create an artificial controversy where none exists,” Lisker wrote. “Those who cannot win on the basis of their ideas and vision frequently seek to cause distractions.”
Prosperity for Pennsylvania is run by several former Toomey aides, including Dion – who served as Toomey’s Chief of Staff in the House of Representatives – and Assistant Treasurer Chad Kolton – who served as Club for Growth Communications Director while Toomey was President.