Local news media widely covered Dr. Kathie Allen’s pledge to not take donations from corporations or their PACs, which she announced on Thursday, August 24th, at the historic Utah County Courthouse in Provo, Utah.
From the Deseret News:
PROVO — Democrat Kathie Allen vowed Thursday to not accept donations from corporations or corporate political action committees in her 3rd Congressional District campaign.
“I want the people of this district to know without a doubt that if they elect me to represent them in Congress this November, I will not owe a thing to corporate donors or deep-pocketed special interests,” she said.
From the Daily Herald, Provo’s local newspaper:
“I will not answer to corporations, I will only answer to you,” Allen said. “That’s how Congress should be.”
Allen also called on fellow candidates in the race to pledge that they will not take campaign donations from corporations or super PACs.
“Democrat Kathie Allen is free to run her campaign however she likes,” said Curtis spokesman Danny Laub, in an emailed statement. “We look forward to contrasting John Curtis’ plan to get things done in Washington DC with hers in the months ahead.”
From the Salt Lake Tribune:
The mayor [Curtis] has collected $8,600 from PACs, though the groups are mostly Utah-based (including Nu Skin Enterprises and Rocky Mountain Power). Curtis has raised more than $371,000 during his campaign.