Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Enrichment Activism of the Far Right

Building on yesterday's post there appear to be more of these conservative PACs that exist pretty much solely to enrich the organizers who put them together.
A California-based PAC called the Republican Majority Campaign spent nearly all of the $1.7 million it raked in from conservative donors last year, but less than 2% of the money went to supporting candidates or independent political spending.

The rest of the money raised by the group went to operating expenses, salaries for the PAC's top officers, and back into fundraising appeals -- which often ask supporters for as much as $144 in exchange for sending faxes opposing health care reform to members of Congress.
Most of the money went to "a murky Arizona telemarketing firm that goes under the name Political Advertising" that engaged in questionable conduct in the past. And seeing a trend here with the overpriced fax scam. The Fooled and their money...

[More posts daily at The Detroit News]

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4 Comments:

Blogger Southern Beale said...

And I saw over at Mother Jones today that Ralph Reed has jumped aboard the gravy train.

Don't know why any of us should be surprised ...

9:21:00 PM  
Blogger Octopüß said...

Better to scam each other and misappropriate their own funds ... less bang for the schmucks.

9:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Farman said...

This is exactly what Sarah Palin did using her daughter.

11:06:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Jeez SoBeale it's hard to keep up with the grifters.

Good point 8pus.

Farman, Palin has taken grifting to an art form.

3:45:00 PM  

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