Former Sen. Scott Brown Has Funds to Spend
Posted at 3:31 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2013
A former senator who is considering 2016 presidential possibilities has two fundraising accounts available for covering his travel to Iowa and other activities.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., hasn’t done fundraising in the first six months of 2013, and he has even refunded contributions. But he has kept his campaign lists current by renting them out, and he does have funds in his two PACs to cover some political activity.
Brown converted his 2012 principal campaign committee to a PAC at the end of the first quarter of 2013. It is now called The People’s Seat. As of June 30, the PAC had $182,543 cash on hand. In the second quarter of 2013, the PAC had receipts of $72,211, mostly from rental of his campaign lists.
In the second quarter of 2013, the PAC spent $80,920. It gave $13,000 in refunds to individuals and $7,500 in refunds to PACs. The committee spent $59,920 on operating expenditures. This included $6,150 on legal consulting; $8,319 on data management consulting; $6,500 on fundraising consulting; $12,000 on compliance consulting; as well as phone and travel expenses. The committee gave $500 to the campaign committee of Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.; $1,000 to Gail Gomez, R-Mass.; $1,000 to Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill.; and $875 for in-kind signage wires to Mike Sullivan for U.S. Senate, R-Mass.
Spending Cuts Over Total Taxation PAC Inc. is Brown’s leadership PAC. It had $5,509 cash on hand as of July 15. In 2013 it has raised no funds and spent $18,142. The committee gave $3,000 to Making A Responsible Stand for Households in America (MARSHA PAC), the leadership PAC of Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; $1,500 to Alexander for Senate 2012, the campaign committee of Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; $5,000 to Collins for Senator, the campaign committee of Susan Collins, R-Maine; and $5,000 to Gabriel Gomez for Senate, the campaign committee of Gabriel Gomez, R-Mass.