Ms. Erin Casey is Ward’s key DC fundraiser. It’s clear that without her his campaign would be as broke as it was last April. She is the most frequent line item on his annual campaign report.
I wanted to know more about this key DC fundraiser. So, I tracked down www.erincaseyconsulting.com, ”Her on the job training translated into a record setting effort as the Finance Director on the Chocola for Congress campaign. Once her work in Indiana was complete Erin headed east to begin work for the Maryland Republican Party.”
There’s one important name in that excerpt, Chocola. Chocola is the president of a very powerful PAC. It’s a PAC that has spent over a million dollars in Idaho electing Republicans. CLUB FOR GROWTH.
“In April, 2009, Chocola became president of the Club for Growth, a conservative political action committee that focuses on fiscal issues.” from Wickipedia. This was the same month Ward started his campaign.
It is unclear how close Ms. Casey is to Chocola. But, it is her job to use her connections to make money. It would be good to know how compromised CLUB FOR GROWTH is, and whether they are manipulating would-be donors in a general election to get behind Ward in the primary.
Did Chocola introduce Ward to Casey? It would look very bad if Chocola had come out early for Ward, despite the controversy over Ward’s residency in Idaho. The tangled web we weave begs the question, Is Ward a new “young gun” or a deeply-entrenched DC political insider?
This is a picture of Erin Casey and an unidentified guy.