The Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers PAC made just one federal contribution in the second quarter of 2012. The recipient? The Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers’ Association. This means something.
Bad Treasurer Adventures
When submissions to the FEC begin with this, you know something rotten is going on: On November 12, 2010, a transfer of $23,419 was made from the ACA corporate checking account, used by ACA for general operations, to the ACPAC account. This transfer was not reported to the FEC at the time. It is not clear why this transfer was made. Turns out there was quite a lot more to the story,...
There’s FEC reporting, and then there’s reporting to the FEC, courtesy of San Diego PAC: The treasurer for San Diego PAC attended the annual conference of California political treasurer’s (California Political Treasurer’s Association) June 20 – 24, 2012. At that meeting several of the attendees said that they had been told by others involved in the California Superior Court...
The Redneck Party PAC has a negative cash balance →
My Cat Xavier for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow Super PAC.
Chances are you’re the only one who finds your super PAC’s name funny. bit.ly/MQerfU — Aaron Bycoffe (@bycoffe) June 23, 2012
A Treasurer's Lament
Following up on the resignation of Misha Fredericks as campaign treasurer for Joel Tyner’s congressional campaign in New York’s 19th District, it’s probably a good idea for candidates to take away the filing keys from disgruntled former staffers, or else they might do stuff like this: This decision was not made in haste. Rather, I had struggled with the decision for weeks...
It’s not Nixonian, but: To Whom It May Concern, I, Misha Fredericks, effective immediately this 18th day of June 2012 at 2:23 PM EST resign as Treasurer of Joel Carlton Tyner (Campaign name Joel for Congress.)
Should Be Terminated Based on Name Alone
A new Super PAC has been formed called “Have-Nots Unite! Half-Knots Untie!”. I guess when the contact email is email@example.com, we shouldn’t expect much better.
The Utah Tax Checkoff
Most of us old codgers recall the quaint Presidential Election Campaign Fund, in which people would check a box on their tax returns and it would result in $1 (or, since 1994, $3) being set aside for the public financing of presidential campaigns. It turns out that Utah has a similar kind of program, but the beneficiaries are state political parties. Both the Utah Republican Party and the Utah...
The first thing the Dick Morris Take Back America Fund took back was its April Quarterly filing: Please remove from 3x filed for april. This filer is a quarterly filer and it was filed in error. Thank you
The less-effective Marshall Plan apparently involves filing only July Quarterly reports and no others.
Rogelio T. Gloria, a candidate for the Senate from California who attracted 19,041 votes in last week’s primary, has filed a report with the FEC that combines Twitter, federal matching funds (which don’t exist for Senate races) and contributions/expenditures totaling a “low” estimate of $24 million. For tweeting. From the report: Sure enough, if you look at the...
Not excited about contributing to your organization’s PAC? Maybe the people who run it should do what the United Steelworkers do, and pay out thousands of dollars in raffle winnings to lucky members.
In January of 2011, the Oldcastle Materials PAC gave $5,000 to the Rock PAC, listing an Atlanta address on its form. One catch: Rock PAC ceased to exist in 1999. So who did get the money?
Pretty sure there’s a larger story behind this note from the Denham Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee for a Republican lawmaker from California: On 1/30/12 a fraudulent check was charged against our checking account in the amount of $4,957.19. We notified our bank, which conducted an investigation, and were reimbursed by the bank on 2/16/12 Especially since there’s an...
Blame the Donor
One Dennis Kucinich donor isn’t filling out her contribution form properly: The contributions from Jan Van Loan were also made on line. In addition, the donor incorrectly entered her name in the fields provided for 5 of her contributions. She entered ""Jan Van Loan"" in the first name field and ""Van Loan"" in the last name field, resulting in a donor record for ""Jan Van Loan Van...
Whenever someone asks me what I’m getting them for a birthday, from now on I’m saying: a Super PAC. So they can name it something like “Larry and Charmaine’s Excellent Non-Connected Best Ever SuperPAC”. Something like that.
Not only did Rep. Bill Pascrell misspell the name of his Louisiana colleague Cedric Richmond in a 48-hour report, but he also doesn’t seem to know his address, employer or occupation: