Scott Brown Uses PAC to Highlight Key Issue
Posted at 10:45 a.m. on March 17, 2014
A former U.S. Senator has chosen to highlight an issue that may be a central point of a possible campaign to return to Congress, this time from another state.
Former Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown, has changed the name of his political action committee to Fiscal Responsibility PAC. In 2013, the PAC was known as The People’s Seat. It was formed from the left over account of the Scott Brown for U.S. Senate Committee Inc.
Fiscal Responsibility PAC had receipts of $314,496 in 2013 and disbursements of $448,069, leaving $153,888 cash on hand at the end of 2013. The PAC has given out $11,395 to federal candidates. View financial profile.
Brown had earlier moved to New Hampshire from Massachusetts and on Friday had ended his contact as a commentator for Fox News. Later on Friday he announced he had started an exploratory committee to consider a run for the U.S. Senate against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. A new website has been started for New Hampshire for Scott Brown Exploratory Committee.
Brown raised $18 million to win his special election in 2010 to fill the remainder of the term of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. In his unsuccessful 2012 election against Elizabeth Brown, D-Mass., Brown raised $28 million, of which $2.9 million came from PACs and other committees. Of the itemized contribution in excess of $200, Brown raised $14.2 million from New York donors; $2 million from New York donors; $1.1 million from Florida donors; $1.1 million from California donors; among other states. Three hundred and four New Hampshire donors gave $310,900. View his 2011-2012 financial profile.
View Roll Call article, Scott Brown Announces Preparations for Senate Bid.
The Wall Street Journal reported the conservative American Crossroads organization will be spending $650,000 on media against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. Democratic groups had earlier spent funds on ads critical of a possible Brown candidacy.
On Friday, Sen. Shaheen asked Brown to sign the “People’s Pledge,” to limit outside spending in the New Hampshire race. It’s language was identical to one Brown had signed when running against Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in 2012. Brown stated on Saturday he thought Shaheen’s challenge was “self-serving and hypocritical.”
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