PAC Aligned With McConnell Betrays GOP

Via The Washington Examiner:

A political action committee with ties to the top Republican in the Senate is being criticized for interfering in next month’s Democratic Senate primary in North Carolina.

Faith and Power PAC, which debuted in early 2020 and whose president is the former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, received close to $3 million from the Senate Leadership Fund, a group run by the Kentucky Republican’s allies. The money is being used to fund ads promoting liberal state Sen. Erica Smith in her bid against former state Sen. Cal Cunningham, who is leading in the polls and is endorsed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign.

After Faith and Power ran ads claiming Smith was the “only proven progressive” in the race, Smith disavowed any connection to the PAC before condemning the outsider group’s spending, saying that “special interests and dark money should never play a role in an election.”

On Thursday, Faith and Power released a new ad that questioned Cunningham’s liberal bona fides in comparison to Smith’s more left-wing policies.