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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:19 AM

Marco Rubio’s PAC Spends Five Times More On Overhead Than Political Contributions


By Josh Israel on Jan 17, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’s leadership PAC, the Reclaim America PAC, boldly lists its motto as “electing conservatives to the United States Senate.” But despite raising more than $1.6 million in the 2012 cycle, less than five percent of that money went to other political candidates.

Rubio, elected to the Senate in 2010, registered his leadership PAC in August 2011. In a video announcing the committee, Rubio told supporters the it aimed to “help and assist like-minded candidates who want to come here and serve in the House, in the Senate, or maybe even in the White House to make a difference for America’s future.”

While his official Senate website biography boasts that he is “proud to represent Florida in the U.S. Senate where I’m working to fulfill my promise to restore fiscal discipline,” Rubio’s leadership PAC spending hardly seems disciplined. Out of $1,688,086 in receipts, Reclaim America reported spending over $370,000 on political consultants, more than $256,000 on fundraising expenses, and upwards of $450,000 on administrative overhead, according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics.

That did not leave much for the PAC’s alleged purpose of electing more conservative Republicans: less than $78,000. This total just under $2,400 in independent expenditures, $15,000 sent to his party’s Senate campaign committee, money earmarked raised specifically for and transferred directly to other campaigns, and just five $2,500 donations to Senate candidates. While Senate Republicans had been expected to make gains in the 2012 elections, they ultimately lost two seats.

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http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/17/1465291/marco-rubios-pac-spends-five-times-more-on-overhead-than-political-contributions/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:26 AM

1. follow the money

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:06 PM

2. PAC's are the right wing stimulus plan!

Re-distributing wealth from right wing nutjob billionaires to right wing political operatives.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:16 PM

4. And who said...

"Trickle-down" doesn't work?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:11 PM

3. So, he's a typical Republican then

no clue with money.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:30 PM

5. It is funny

all I can do when these asshats run the WE ARE THE TRUE FISCAL CONSERVATIVES! scam that their folks lap up, and this is what they do at EVERY turn.

NEVER fails, NEVER.

When this clown is one of the big names heading into 2016, you can point this out to republicans who are in full fawning mode over him, and it won't matter one iota.

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