Today, Lunch Pail Republicans chairman David Fagan sent a letter to all Indiana House Republicans, urging them not to succumb to alleged threats of committee reassignment or primary competition from party leaders, offering support from the PAC fund for members who come under attack for voting against the bill.
“Though the Lunch Pail Republicans PAC was formed to run candidates against incumbents who vote for overreaching legislation like ‘right to work’, we are prepared to use our resources to protect incumbents who are attacked for voting against this bill,” Fagan wrote in the letter. “I implore you to vote based on the merits of this bill, and I assure you that you will not be alone if you vote against it.”
The letter also addressed reports that Speaker Bosma has indicated that caucus members must vote in favor of the “right to work” bill to communicate their commitment to him, regardless of their feelings on the bill.
“‘Right to work’ has serious negative consequences for working families and small businesses, so for it to be framed as a vote of confidence is appalling,” Fagan wrote.