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November 20, 2014

Super PAC Has Legal Issues

It’s one thing to give more than $1.6 million to a super PAC you founded, but to have to provide more than $130,000 in in-kind legal services must be annoying.

Paul Singer, principal at Elliott Management Corporation, contributed more than $1.6 million last year to his own super PAC, American Unity PAC Inc.  He set up the PAC to make independent expenditures supporting Republican candidates who support same-sex marriage and opposing Democratic candidates. In 2011-2012, the PAC spent $2.7 million.

In 2013, the PAC has raised $186,342 and spent $200,340 from Jan. 1 to July 15. American Crossroads has contributed $53,000. The PAC has made $51,424 in independent expenditures opposing Edward Markey, D-Mass., in the Massachusetts Senate race.

The PAC has received in-kind legal services valued at $131,735 from Paul Singer this year. The committee did not indicate what the legal issues were.

Update 7/29: A spokeswoman for the PAC stated there are no problems with the FEC and that the ‘legal fees’ were for general legal services during the last year.

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