The New Pack of PACs

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul addresses delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Rand Paul, 2016! — the Human Action Super PAC

Hillary Clinton isn’t the only politician with a super PAC cheering an as-yet-unannounced 2016 presidential bid. A new group seeking to encourage Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to run for president in 2016, called Human Action Super PAC, filed with the FEC in Dec. 2012. Three of the group’s four founders had previously organized a campaign to push Paul to run for Senate in 2010 and went on to build his campaign website.

Human Action Super PAC co-founder Anthony Astolfi plans to use his experience fundraising for other campaigns — including Rand’s father, Ron Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign, Todd Akin’s doomed 2012 bid for Senate and Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s (R-Okla.) successful 2012 campaign — to raise millions for the presidential campaign Paul is currently “thinking about.”

With the 2016 Republican presidential primaries in mind, the group plans to raise and spend millions on the 2014 midterm elections to support “candidates with similar ideals to Rand Paul that are in states that will be influential to the GOP’s nominating process” with the hope to “possibly get someone elected that will be beneficial to Rand’s primary run,” Astolfi said in an email to Moyers & Company.

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  • Gadsden

    I definitely support Rand Paul for President! I’ll be donating to this PAC for sure…

  • Jeff Laterday

    Human Action Super PAC is giving away free Rand Paul for President bumper sticker!

  • Wallyharuner

    Go Rand!

  • Pat Elgee

    I know that the republicans at one time represented those in business, but if you really look at the record, they now are not good for business. Even the stock market does significantly better under democrats. The republicans represent often international businesses that put money in their pockets. What the people need to do is vote out every incumbent that has become fat off taking bribes.
    Oil is a typical example. They are so international now, that they are not even an American business anymore, yet they gave Romney $10 million to run for President.
    What surprised me was that Romney got 47% of the vote. Here is a man who as a Bain capitalist went into businesses, borrowed (stole everything) from pension funds to pay himself, had the company declare bankrupcy, then walked away with millions leaving thousands of workers unemployed and broke.
    The workers lost not only their jobs but their entire retirement pension. This was not only the company’s matching funds, but their own cash savings that they contributed out of their own pay. He ripped off thousands of workers and left them with nothing that they had been working for their whole life. Then the thief has the nerve to run for President of the United States! Who in their right mind would give him the keys to the National Treasury? He ought to be in prison. He does not have to pay back the stolen pension money because the company borrowed it, not him. Then he passes himself off as a moral man because he helped some fellow church member. Forget about the thousands he destroyed.
    Republicans cry “individual rights” do not take our assault weapons away. Actually the Constitution’s wording guarentees the country the right to have a militia that bears arms. Yet republicans deny individual rights of women to have a say over their own bodies and deny gays their individual right to marry whom they choose.
    Hopefully the next $105 million is spent as uselessly.
    Hopefully,a few more of their voter suppression efforts will backfire again and get the masses to the polls to get rid of more republicans.

  • Donald Campbell

    Bill–May I point out a non-profit organization, Citizens Climate Lobby, promoting carbon tax
    (fee) legislation with which the monies collected are given to the nation’s heads of household.

    This promotes the development of solar and wind power. See the Sen. Sanders-Boxer legislation just proposed

    (February, 2013) and Rep. John Larsen’s planned re-introduction of his legislation on the same subject (H.R. 1337).

  • ccaffrey

    It’s that pesky “plays well with others” category that always messes up their grade point.