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Sniffing Out the Conservative Rat PACs
« on: April 09, 2014, 03:30:35 PM »
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Re: Sniffing Out the Conservative Rat PACs
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 03:38:23 PM »
Roy Moore's "spiritual warfare" is driving past a junior high without stopping.

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Re: Sniffing Out the Conservative Rat PACs
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 04:45:50 PM »
And back when Palin was traipsing all over the country, all of her travel expenses were covered by her PAC.    They might still be, AFAIK.
These newcomers, like Matt Kibbe and Amy Kremer now speak for "true conservatives" and the  low information conservative personality cult followers gobble it up.

These people see a lot of money in politics, and elbow their way in with another niche, and appealing with tough talk, etc. But nothing else. Talk and poor candidate selection.

Later we find they have dropped the ball vetting people, leading to embarrassment, but the money still rolls in.

They are like Televangelists.
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Re: Sniffing Out the Conservative Rat PACs
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 05:09:45 PM »
Without getting into the ins and outs of Sarah Palin, so far for 2014 the PAC's reported expenditures only show total direct donations to federal candidates of $10,000, out of 2014 receipts of $1,177,802.  Total expenditures in 2014 are $1,210,057.  Of that, $548,000 went to fund-raising expenses, $140,200 went to administrative expenses, $69,500 to strategy and research, and $229,000 to "unclassifiable consulting".  Based on the list of top vendors/recipients the $69,500 went to Andrew Davis, and another $275,000 went to various strategy/consulting vendors:  Grey Strategies, Northstar Strategies, and Aries Petra Consulting.  The PAC also paid $149,500 to Timothy Crawford who is apparently the PAC's treasurer.  Andrew Davis appears to be a political advisor/consultant with MB Public Affairs.  Finally, $92,386 was spent on administrative travel and lodging.

Not a very good revenues-to-contributions ratio, but it doesn't seem that the bulk of the funds are being spent on Palin herself.  It's also possible that the PAC chooses to address issues independent of any particular candidate and spends its funds that way rather than by making contributions to candidates.


I'm getting these figures from here:  https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/expenditures.php?cycle=2014&cmte=C00458588
From same source, in 2012 cycle Sarah organization handled several million $, in order to hand just about $300,000 to candidates. Including Mourdock.
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Re: Sniffing Out the Conservative Rat PACs
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