GILLIBRAND’S FLIP, FLOP, FLIP - Chele Farley for US Senate >


For Immediate Release: September 12, 2018

New York, New York-  U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley (R, C, Reform) today blasted Kirsten Gillibrand for her double-talk on campaign finance with the Glens Falls Post-Star editorial board after Senator Gillibrand, for the second time, pledged to reform her fundraising practices, this time swearing off donations from political action committees (PACs).

 “The first time Kirsten Gillibrand swore off lobbyist donations, she couldn’t even keep her pledge for 24 hours,” said Farley.

 Farley continued, “Now after spending a decade shaking down Wall Street and lobbyists for almost $5 million of PAC money and positioning herself to run for President, she is making another bogus pledge.”

 In a 2006 interview with the Albany Times Union, Gillibrand pledged not to take donations from lobbyists. In less than 24 hours, she reversed her decision. 

 Recently, Gillibrand pledged to reform herself yet again, completing the rare FLIP, FLOP, FLIP!

Gillibrand has received more than $7.5 million in donations from PACs over the course of her political career, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Sixty-five percent of those donations — more than $4.9 million — were from PACs associated with businesses.

Concluded Farley, “Kirsten Gillibrand is a phony. If she feels so strongly about not accepting corporate donations, she should donate her $5 million in corporate donations to a worthy New York charity.”

Chele Farley is an outsider with over 25 years of experience in the private sector. She is the Republican, Conservative and Reform Party candidate for U.S. Senate. Farley lives in New York City with her husband Richard and their three sons. For more information about U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley, please visit