New FEC Filings

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) has registered a new leadership PAC, Maple PAC, based in Burlington, VT. He has done well with fundraising in the past and picked up $542,554 from PACs and other committees in the 2011-2012 cycle. His campaign committee had $1,239,101 cash on hand as of 12/31. View his financial profile. Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton (R) has formed Bolton For America PAC and Bolton For America Super PAC, both based in Arlington, VA., with Scott Mackenzie as treasurer. Former Rep. Allen West announced he has set up yet another fundraising account, this time a Section 501c4 non-profit called the Allen West Foundation. This may be separate from his American Legacy Guardian Inc. 501c4. It should not be confused with his 501c3 Allen West Foundation or his federal PAC, Allen West Guardian Fund, formerly Guardian Leadership PAC. Curtis Bostic (R-SC-01) reported he loaned his campaign $50,000 on 3/13 for his special primary race on 3/19. The leadership PAC of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Reclaim America PAC, responded to an FEC inquiry about a $10,000 contribution it received on 7/31/12. The PAC indicated it had refunded $5,000 on 2/12/13. "The committee has established more stringent procedures to ensure that any excessive contributions are reattributed or refunded with the 60 day limit." Strong Economy for Massachusetts Inc., a Republican super PAC, responded to an FEC inquiry about $25,000 that suddenly appeared on an amended report filed in December and covering the third quarter of 2012. The PAC indicated it had neglected to list $25,000 from Rosebush Corp. of Philadelphia, PA. received on 9/24. The Philadelphia City paper reported Rosebush is a 501c4 non-profit run by Brian P. Sullivan. Rosebush Corp. gave $200,000 in the 2011-2012 cycle, including $100,000 to the Club for Growth Action.