A super-political action committee attacking a congressional candidate in Arizona is funded solely by a limited liability company in Delaware.
Restoring Arizona’s Integrity, which opposes Democrat Andrei Cherny, a former White House aide and state party chairman, received a single $75,000 donation on July 17 from DPUS LLC, according to a filing the super-PAC made Aug. 15 with the Federal Election Commission.
DPUS LLC formed July 16, the day before the donation, Delaware corporation records show. Its address is 1209 North Orange Street in Wilmington, Delaware, the“legal address of no fewer than 285,000 separate businesses,” according to a New York Times article on June 30. Companies incorporate in Delaware partly because of favorable tax treatment.
The super-PAC spent more than $50,000 on the race through yesterday, most of it on anti-Cherny mail pieces that were produced by Winning Mark, a self-described “progressive political campaign media firm” in Portland, Oregon.
Restoring Arizona’s Integrity didn’t return a call or an e-mail seeking comment yesterday. Its website includes a video of Cherny saying that Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House Speaker who ran for president this year, praised a 2001 book Cherny wrote. Gingrich’s praise makes Cherny“the wrong Democrat for Arizona,” the video says.
Cherny has touted an endorsement from former President Bill Clinton, for whom he worked in the White House.
Cherny is one of three Democrats seeking the 9th District, which includes all of Tempe and parts of Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler and Scottsdale. He faces Kyrsten Sinema, a former state senator, and David Schapira, the state Senate minority leader, in the Aug. 28 primary election. Seven Republicans are running for the seat, which no incumbent is defending.