Krystal Ball used to be a regular on MSNBC. Lately, she has been running a PAC which raises money for Democrats running for office. But her PAC doesn’t give candidates very much money. It looks like most of the cash goes to her.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Krystal Ball’s Democratic PAC gives less than 3 percent of money raised to candidates
A PAC run by progressive media personality Krystal Ball has paid more money for her salary than it has given in support of Democratic congressional candidates.
The stated mission of the Ball-run People’s House Project is to support “working- and middle-class Democratic House candidates in the Midwest and Appalachian states.” But Federal Election Commission records show that of the nearly $120,000 the group raised last year, $69,500 was paid out to Ball. Of $115,000 in total expenditures, only $3,250 — less than 3 percent of all money raised — was donated to Democratic House candidates.
Of the amount donated, $2,250 went to the campaign of Richard Ojeda, a candidate for West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District. Another $1,000 was given to Karen Mallard, who is running in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. People’s House Project ended the year with just over $34,000 in cash on hand, as well as $10,000 in debts owed.
The $69,500 that Ball received as pay stands as 60 percent of the total expenditures by the group. Overall, 75 percent of the $115,000 handed out went to payroll expenses.
This sounds more like a scam than a PAC. What will her donors think about this?