The Republican Majority Campaign says it is “dedicated to advocating on behalf of Republican principles such as lower taxes, limited government, and a strong national defense.” And it says its goal, as the name suggests, is to “elect an enduring Republican majority.” It is a California-based federal political action committee that reports its spending and donors to the Federal Election Commission.
One of the group’s founders, and its executive director, is California attorney Gary Kreep, who is also the former executive director of the United States Justice Foundation, an organization that was founded 35 years ago to “advance the conservative viewpoint in the judicial arena,” according to its website. Kreep is also known for being one of the most vocal members of the “birther” movement, which questions President Barack Obama’s eligibility to hold the office based on the mistaken belief (which FactCheck.org and others have debunked) that he was not born in the United States. In 2009, Kreep was featured in the “Birthermercial” — a television infomercial hosted by televangelist Bill Keller — which asked: “Where was President Obama born?”
So far, the Republican Majority Campaign has not spent any money in independent expenditures for the 2014 elections. During the 2012 election cycle, the PAC spent $5.72 million total and $2.36 million in independent expenditures, almost all of which went to campaigning against President Obama.
But the PAC gives most of its money — nearly $2.7 million in 2010 and more than $2.7 million in 2012 — to a firm called Political Advertising, a phone and mailing communication group in Arizona. Almost all of the PAC’s $2.36 million in independent expenditures in 2012 went to Political Advertising for phone or mail communications, according to the Sunlight Foundation.
So far, the PAC has given $1.36 million to the firm for the 2014 election cycle for fundraising mailings and calls.
In 2012, it gave only $5,950 to federal candidates, including $2,000 to then-Rep. Dean Heller, who was running for Senate in Nevada, and $1,000 each to Rep. Allen West of Florida and Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who was running for Senate in Indiana.
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