Ottawa, Ill. -- Democratic Congressional candidate Wanda Rohl says she’ll turn down money from national organizations, unions, and political action committees. She’s calling on Republican incumbent Adam Kinzinger to do the same.
Rohl says representatives shouldn’t be bought with big donations. So she’s only accepting donations from individuals anywhere and organizations locally.
Just last week, Rohl’s campaign posted a Daily Kos blog that says the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee should support the campaign “with enough financial support and manpower to get the job done”. But Rohl told WCMY News this week, the DCCC’s money comes with conditions she can’t accept. She says those conditions might require her to stick to the party line even when it conflicts with the interests of people in the 16th District.
There’s also an online petition asking for the DCCC to acknowledge Rohl as a candidate and support her financially. Rohl says the Rockford man who started the petition did it without talking to her first. She says she’d still appreciate the DCCC’s recognition and personnel support if it comes without unacceptable conditions.
Kinzinger’s campaign declined comment for this story.