Who’s Funding the Ben Jealous SuperPAC?
A Ben Jealous SuperPAC raised money from only four donors during the latest reporting cycle.
The Together We Rise PAC raised $410,000 from four sources only one of which was from the state of Maryland
- $250,000: Susan Sandler of San Francisco, CA. Sandler is a high-roller Democrat donor who is funding an operation to help millionaire Democrats buy key elections. Sandler is a member of the Sandler Foundation, which controversially paid John Podesta $7,000 a month during the Clinton Campaign.
- $100,000: Maryland State Education Association.
- $50,000: Quinn Delaney of Oakland, CA. Delaney is another high-roller Democrat donor known for supporting radical left-wing causes
- $10,000: Friends of the Earth, Inc, and international group based in Washington. A radical environmental organization whose priorities are “economic justice and resisting neoliberalism, forests and biodiversity, food sovereignty, climate justice and energy.” None of these issues are at the forefront of this campaign.
To date, Maryland Together We Rise has raised $1.56 million but only 16% of that money, $250,000, has been raised from Maryland. The rest of the money has come from California, New York, or Washington DC.
Most of the expenditures of this PAC have gone to Facebook and consultants. But you have to give credit to the founder of the PAC consultant Marvin Randolph, who has already found a way to bank $55,000 from this effort.
When you get down into the weeds with the Maryland Together We Rise PAC, you realize exactly what this group is; a group of Californians and New Yorkers who are trying to buy this election for Ben Jealous. It’s no wonder then that their efforts have so far been ineffective and their candidate finds himself in a hole he can’t dig out of.