Skip to comments.Small donor base behind Graham-supporting super PAC (that is, small number of donors, large amts)
Posted on 04/20/2014 6:40:16 AM PDT by cotton1706
WASHINGTON A political action committee supporting Sen. Lindsey Grahams re-election has significantly increased its budget with a handful of big donations, according to its latest public filing.
The West Main Street Values PAC, which can accept checks of any size, raised $193,000 in the first three months of the year from seven donors. More than half came from a Denver-based home builder.
The super PAC, run by former South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson, is allowed to spend money on Grahams behalf but not coordinate with the candidate or his campaign.
Graham, targeted by tea party conservatives, has six challengers in the June 10 Republican primary.
West Main Street Values PAC started the year with $25,000. It had $193,500 as of March 31.
Grahams own re-election account contains $6.85 million, according to his campaign. The campaign can accept donations up to $2,600 from individuals and up to $5,000 from PACs, per election.
Super PACs such as West Main Street Values, by contrast, can accept unlimited amounts of money from donors, including businesses and unions.
While the super PAC will do some traditional campaigning with direct mail and television advertising to support Graham, it also will focus on voter turnout, according to Walter Whetsell, owner and president of Starboard Communications in Lexington and one of the PACs founders.
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Graham would be better off coupling his efforts with the likes of Anthony Weiner and John Edwards to form some kind of pervert-PAC.
When all else fails, Linda can always switch parties, proudly proclaim his homosexuality & become the media darling he's only dreamed about.
I guess the question is whether we want the government to limit donations or not - many here say it’s free speech and shouldn’t be curbed....unless it situationally goes against what we desire on a case-by-case set of standards. We can’t have it both ways.
I don’t want the government to limit donations. I felt the headline was misleading, as if Graham had the support of lots of small amount donors, when in fact, he has a small number of large amount donors.
Those dumb enough to vote for Lindsey need help in more ways than one.
Another GOPe corporatist front hiding behind a shingle.