Republican Mike Pompeo, a candidate for Congress in Kansas’ Fourth Congressional District, called on Democrat State Representative Raj Goyle to return a $2,400 maximum contribution that Goyle received on September 14, 2009 from disgraced Democrat former Kansas gubernatorial candidate, Tom Wiggans.
The pharmaceutical company that Wiggans led allegedly concealed test results which suggested one of its products could cause tumors. The company later settled with plaintiffs which included the Oklahoma teacher’s pension fund.
“Since I began my run for Congress back in April, I have spoken about the importance of transparency and personal responsibility at almost every single event I’ve attended,” Pompeo said. “It is negligent on behalf of Rep. Goyle to accept a maximum donation from someone whose former company just settled a $12.75 million class-action suit alleging that executives – including his contributor Wiggans misled investors, including school teachers in Oklahoma,” Pompeo continued.
“I’m deeply concerned that Rep. Goyle would take money from a contributor under the cloud of a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation for possible insider trading at his company,” Pompeo stated.
“Being honest with the public and giving back this maximum contribution is the minimum step the Goyle campaign should take to try and rectify this carelessness with the voters,” concluded Pompeo.