April 18, 2016

Indiana Candidate's Dad Pays For Super PAC Targeting Rivals

Trey Hollingsworth is runnning for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep Todd Young.

Trey Hollingsworth is runnning for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep Todd Young.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A candidate for Congress in southern Indiana is receiving a significant financial boost from his father, who is the sole financier of a super PAC targeting his son's leading GOP primary opponent with negative ads.

Documents filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission show Joseph Hollingsworth contributed $370,000 to the Indiana Jobs Now super PAC. He is the PAC's only donor.

His son Trey Hollingsworth is a 32-year-old millionaire who moved to Indiana from Tennessee in recent months to run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep Todd Young. Ads run by the super PAC have targeted his leading opponent, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, as "another career politician" while presenting Trey Hollingsworth as a "conservative outsider."

Hollingsworth's campaign did not respond to an email from the Associated Press seeking comment Saturday.

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