EXCLUSIVE: Dick Morris' Donors Speak Out On His Super PAC Swindle

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    Retired donors to a super PAC supported by Dick Morris say they are dissatisfied with how their money was spent. It's not hard to see why.

    As Media Matters reported last week, Federal Election Commission documents show that Morris' Super PAC for America paid nearly $1.7 million, or nearly half of all money the Fox News political analyst and columnist for The Hill helped raise, to Newsmax Media, which manages Morris' for-rent email list.

    The circular scam apparently worked like this: Morris, acting as chief strategist for the group, sent at least 21 emails to his private for-rent email list, urging readers to give generously to the PAC to fund television ads Morris claimed were essential to a Mitt Romney victory. Newsmax.com sent an additional 25 emails to their own list, featuring a similar pitch and often the signature of either Morris or Michael Reagan, a Newsmax columnist and the PAC's chairman. Then a large percentage of the take was directed back to the coffers of Newsmax, which derives significant profits from its ability to rent out its mailing list to various groups.

    Super PACs are unregulated and free to spend their funds however they see fit. But they generally contribute most of their money to candidates or partisan advertising. It is unusual for them to spend half of their revenue on fundraising, and more so for that fundraising to directly profit the PAC's primary spokesperson and strategist. Said Viveca Novak of the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks political spending: "Spending 50 percent for fundraising and other expenses would be high."

    Morris' own supporters agree. Media Matters contacted more than 100 of his donors using publicly available information from the FEC. A disproportionate number of those listed in the FEC filings are retired, and at least a dozen of those contacted seemed extremely confused in their responses. Many more were openly hostile when asked for comment, especially in response to this reporter's stated association with Media Matters.

    EXCLUSIVE: Dick Morris' Donors Speak Out On His Super PAC Swindle | Blog | Media Matters for America
     
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    Lol.
     
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    I noticed he hasn;t been on tv much lately. they need to go after that carl rove next. They really made fox look stupid
     
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    A lot of Fox contributors have made them look stupid for years. The fact that Dick Morris has NEVER been right on a single prediction should mean something, but rightwingers will still worship him as long as his irrational hatred for the Clintons exists.
     
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    Gee, a wingnut that gets hostile when you ask them a question! Who'd a thunk it? :eusa_eh:
     
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    The Republican leadership has only contempt for the Republican base. You have old white people voting to cut Medicare and Social Security. You have people applauding when told Republicans have no smart people. These people even defend Arab owned Fox as being "honest" and "pro American". It sucks being a Republican these days. Next, they will be apoligizing to oil companies and saying education is for snobs. Oh, wait....
     
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    Those who gave to that super pacdeaerbed to have that money basically stolen . That toe sucker is just pathetic. No wonder fox loves him. Him and Rove....who by the way is back on fox. Who saw that coming.
     

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