Washington, D.C. – Like many other hypocritical Democrats running for public office this year, Mandela Barnes pledged to forgo campaign donations from registered corporate PACs but has since broken that promise.

Earlier this month, Barnes claimed that he hasn’t taken “one dime in Corporate PAC $$.”

But, according to The Washington Free Beacon:

[Barnes] has accepted at least $15,000 in donations from leadership PACs funded by the Boeing Company PAC, Pfizer Inc. PAC, the Lockheed Martin Corporation Employees’ PAC, and other corporate-connected committees—a campaign finance loophole that allows him to benefit from industry cash while still claiming to reject it.

In the first three months of 2022, Barnes accepted donations from at least five leadership PACs that receive corporate funding, including the Nutmeg PAC, the BRIDGE PAC, and the Congressional Black Caucus. During the same time, these groups took in money from corporate PACs linked to Raytheon, Novo Nordisk, Exxon Mobil, and Capital One, among others.

That doesn’t quite add up…We are hearing one thing and seeing another.

Statement from NRSC Spokeswoman Lizzie Litzow: “Like other Democrats running for Senate this year, Mandela Barnes is just another typical phony politician saying one thing and doing the opposite. Seems like the Barnes Brigade continues to expand, but not for the right reasons.”

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