PAC’ING IT IN
Two super Political Action Committees (PACs) are duking it out to win Michigan’s 8th Congressional District (Rochester, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, Lake Orion, Brighton, E. Lansing, Howell) currently held by Republican Mike Bishop. The House Majority PAC, which is tied to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and is entering 2018 with some $11.4 million cash-on hand, recently funded a billboard attacking Bishop for his support of the GOP’s tax plan. The billboard, which was up in Orion Township for four weeks starting in mid-December, featured a shrugging child holding two presents labeled “tax hike,” and stated “Worst. Gift. Ever. Mike Bishop just voted to give you a new tax hike,” and directed constituents to GOPTaxScheme.com. On the flip side, the Congressional Leadership Fund Super PAC, a GOP PAC, announced it would open a new field office in the area to help defend Bishop’s seat. The new office is part of the PAC’s $100-million campaign to protect key seats in the Republican-held Congress, with resources aimed at those who have supported House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump’s legislative agenda.