Saturday, April 16, 2016
Tennessee Trey's Dad Funding Super PAC
The Indiana Jobs Now Super PAC that has been spending money in Indiana's 9th District to support political newcomer Trey Hollingsworth and oppose one of his primary opponents, Attorney General Greg Zoeller, is being financed entirely by Hollingsworth's father, Joe Hollingsworth, Jr., a Clinton, Tennessee native. According to a new filing the PAC made with the FEC, the elder Hollingsworth has contributed $370,000 to Indiana Jobs Now. Trey Hollingsworth has publicly claimed he did not know who was behind Indiana Jobs Now. Congressional candidates, by law, are not allowed to coordinate their campaigns with political action committee that make expenditures on their behalf. They all do it, and they are lying to say otherwise. Trey Hollingsworth, a multi-millionaire businessman like his father, has been self-financing his campaign to date. He rented an apartment in Jeffersonville last fall about the time he decided to run for Congress in the 9th District. His 9th District primary race will be the first time he has cast a ballot in an Indiana election.