That is the title of an email that graced our inbox the other day.
This email was sent out by a group called “Patriots For Economic Freedom. They ostensibly raise money to help Senators like John Thune keep his Senate seat.
It’s a fraud..
John Thune Is Under Fire From The Left. Conservatives Everywhere Must Defend His U.S. Senate Seat!
America was amazed when John Thune defeated Tom Daschle in 2004. Since then, John Thune has worked to slash spending, cut taxes and defend the Second Amendment. On numerous occasions, John Thune has stood up to Harry Reid to fight for secure borders and the Constitution. In fact, John Thune is even willing to stand up to his own party if needed. There aren’t many patriots like John Thune in Washington. Conservatives cannot allow the left to remove John Thune from the Senate! Please contribute $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000, or more to defend John Thune with voter outreach and advertising. Your support is crucial!
National Democrats are gunning for John Thune’s Senate seat. This race is extremely targeted. If the left defeats John Thune, the conservative agenda will face a serious setback. Don’t throw away the historic advances of the 2014 elections. Help drown out the liberal attacks against John Thune!
John Thune is working diligently to repeal ObamaCare and pass a balanced budget amendment. He knows that a balanced budget amendment is the best way to solve the fiscal crisis. Washington cannot continue to recklessly spend taxpayer money. The current budget is leading America down a path of economic ruin. The time to act is now! Please contribute $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000, or more for voter outreach and advertising.
In the Senate, John Thune has made it a priority to secure America’s borders. Open borders are a threat to America’s economy and national security. Expanding guest worker programs and giving citizenship to criminals is wrong. Amnesty will only lead to depressed wages, unemployment, and crime. To control immigration, the federal government needs to build a wall on the southern border.
Education issues are also very important to John Thune. Federal control of local education is something that John Thune is strongly against. Wasteful federal dollars and curriculum mandates are inappropriate and John Thune has fought to keep Congress out of education.
Please help fight to keep John Thune in the U.S. Senate. Your contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000, or more for voter outreach and advertising will help defend this crucial U.S. Senate seat. Don’t let the liberal smear campaign succeed. Conservatives cannot afford to lose John Thune!
Also, checks can be mailed to:
Patriots For Economic Freedom
P.O. Box XX
New York, NY 10009
Paid for and authorized by Patriots For Economic Freedom- a federal political action committee which is responsible for the content of this message. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. Contributions are not tax deductible for tax purposes.
Patriots For Economic Freedom, XXX East 10th Street, #3D, New York, NY 10009, USA
In 2014 this group raised $496,749. They spent $481,376. In round numbers, here’s where they spent the money from their donors.
|Administrative Cost||$ 115,000|
|Campaign Events||$ 900|
|Fundraising Consulting & Technology||$ 81,000|
|Miscellaneous Media||$ 21,000|
|Strategy Consulting||$ 4,000|
|Unclassified Consulting||$ 123,000|
|Contributions to Candidates||$ 5,000|
Bottom line, the boys in New York raised nearly $500,000 from emails like the one we received, undoubtedly pimping a candidate who was “in trouble.” Of that $500,000 they actually donated about one percent (1%) to the candidates who didn’t know they were pimping for them.
So where did the money go? Well, $212,000 of it went to Amagi Strategies and a guy named Tyler Whitney.
The single largest recipient of the group’s money is Amagi Strategies, a consulting firm run by Patriots for Economic Freedom founder Tyler Whitney. The two entities share the same physical location, Whitney said in an interview, and the payments to Amagi include rent for its use of that office.
Whitney is nothing more than a flim-flam man. He’s a low rent version of Jenny Beth Martin who bleeds Tea Party Patriots for a fantastic lifestyle or Todd Cefaratti, the blood sucker who runs Tea Party News Network and a bunch of affiliates.
We would urge you go send these appeals – and especially the appeals from Jenny Beth and Cefaratti – straight to spam. Only pennies on the dollar go to help candidates. The money goes for first class travel, high end hotels, and big salaries for them and for their friends and family members.
Jenny Beth’s Tea Party Patriots Citizen’s Fund raised over $14,000,000 in the 2014 cycle. $1,400,000 or about 10% went to help candidates. The remainder went to Jenny Beth’s lifestyle and fund raising cost.
Todd Cefaratti’s The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund raised over $6,000,000 in 2014, their help to candidates was right in line with Jenny Beth’s at $600,000.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The bottom line, do your own research. Then send contributions directly to the candidates. People like Jenny Beth Martin, Todd Cefaratti, and Tyler Whitney are whores. They work very hard to screw you out of your hard earned money with smoke and mirrors stories that do nothing but support extravagant lifestyles.
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