While another Republican candidate who received contributions from this questionable PAC has returned the money, Cramer is holding onto it.
“Crooked Cramer’s refusal to disassociate himself with a shady political organization is emblematic of his overall philosophy: putting himself and his political ambitions before North Dakota values,” said Scott McNeil, Executive Director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL. “Simply put, Cramer needs to denounce this group and return their donation unless he once again wants to stand with the likes of Roy Moore.”
This isn’t the first time Cramer has defended accused sexual predators or associated himself with hateful groups. Cramer “sought and received the support of an anti-LGBT group that links homosexuality to pedophilia and defends conversion therapy.” And after North Dakota Secretary of State candidate Will Gardner’s criminal history as a Peeping Tom came to light, Cramer rushed to his defense – calling Gardner “a very good man,” and suggesting Gardner had a bright political career ahead of him because “Americans like a redemption story.”
At the time, North Dakota press skewered Cramer for his comments about Gardner, saying they “raised questions about his own political judgment, a quality already in question.” With Cramer’s refusal to return this organization’s contribution, they have more evidence to ponder.