On the back of a recent CNBC article highlighting long-distance donors, CNBC Article in the primary elections in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and North Carolina, we thought we would look and see where these donors are located. Massachusetts tops the list with 530K in donations over the last couple of months.
Yesterday, the Daily Beast published an article highlighting the fact that there is a Super PAC spending a lot of money on the Republican Senate Primary in West Virginia and no one knows who donated the money. We looked into this and the Daily Beast is correct. We will not know who donated the money until close to the end of May.
Right now the Republicans are having a lot more fun than the Democrats. The RNC has spent almost $1.4 million on its American Express this year. Almost half a million of that was spent at the Hilton Hotels and at the Four Seasons. In the middle of March, they dropped 65K at Wolfgang Puck in Los Angeles. In contrast, the DNC spent 3K at Rocklands Barbeque & Grill and instead of staying at the Four Season, the DNC is staying at the Embassy Suites.
We recently were going through the Federal Election Commission (FEC) website and stumbled across two $15 million donations from Doug Jones for Senate to the Blacks in Government Political Advancement Council. Our initial reaction was that Doug is really generous guy. However, given that he only raised approx. $28 million for his Senate campaign. $30 million seemed like a lot. We reached out to the FEC help desk and were informed that it was most likely a mistake. It is a mistake.