Skip to comments.Pro-Romney Mini-PAC reaches out to black community in Ohio
Posted on 10/24/2012 5:37:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Are Mini-PACs the wave of the future?
Pivot Point Washington Super PAC is making waves by running anti-Obama ads on BET television in Cleveland and Seattle.
The Super PAC is run by Dave Shemwell:
(VIDEO AT LINK)
Creator of Pro-Romney Super PAC in Washington Discusses Campaign
Dave Shemwell joins Race To The Wire to explain his role in Pivot Point Washington, what he thinks about other Super PACs, and why he says theres a need for more political discourse from each side in the Evergreen State. view full article
The thing is, this Super PAC really is a mini-PAC as it hasnt raised that much money.
The rise of Mini-PACs has taken off:
Shemwell would not say exactly how much Pivot Point had raised to date, but he said it was in the tens of thousands of dollars. (Pivot Point, like other super PACs, must report how much it raises, but it had raised only $600 by the most recent filing deadline, in June.)
Pivot Point is not the only miniature super PAC to pop up this election cycle .
Pivot Point, however, seems to be the only super PAC supporting President Obama or Mitt Romney at the state level; other presidential super PACs are national.
I cant think of another one thats been formed at the state level in the presidential race, although its not really surprising, and I expect well see more of this as the race goes on, said Anthony Corrado, a professor of government at Colby College in Maine and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who is an expert on campaign finance.
In this new era of super PACs, Corrado added, youre no longer dependent on party decisions on spending. Groups like Pivot Point can spend money wherever they see fit.
While Pivot Point started with Seattle, its founder tells me that it has shifted its focus to the black community in Ohio via BET cable television. The cost is relatively low. Here are the two ads running:
(VIDEOS AT LINK)
Someday everyone will have a Mini-PAC.
I was thinking of starting a Legal Insurrection Super PAC, but then that damn fake Indian came along and sucked up all my spare time.
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