Newt Gingrich PAC Raises $1.2 Million, Gives $10,000 To Candidates
The PAC founded by Newt and Callista Gingrich has raised a lot of money, but very little of it went to candidates:
There isn’t much of a legacy nor political action after telemarketers spend a million dollars to raise a million dollars – But that has never before stopped Newt Gingrich.
And it hasn’t stopped the vendors who collect their fees and all the fundraising intelligence and donor data they can.
The American Legacy PAC reported today it raised $1,215,875 and spent $1,201,980 from 1/1/ to 6/5, leaving $74,125 cash on hand. The PAC is run by Mike Murray, and its co-founders and co-chairs are Newt and Callista Gingrich.
The PAC paid $1,130,165 to Infocision of Akron, Ohio for telemarketing; $20,517 to Bank of America for merchant fees; $14,579 to TMA Direct for rent/admin support/phone; among others. Mike Murray is president and CEO of TMA Direct, a company that provides list brokerage, list management, digital marketing, and data services.
The only contributions to candidates during the reporting period were donations of $5,000 each to Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez in Massachusetts and Virginia Gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia.