Pro-George Allen Super PAC Gets $ 1 Million Donation
A super PAC formed to help return Republican George Allen to the U.S. Senate in Virginia has received an infusion of $1 million from Texas homebuilder and major GOP donor Bob Perry.
Perry made four $250,000 payments between July and September to the Independence Virginia PAC, which is run by Republican strategist Paul Bennecke, a former political director of the Republican Governors Association.
Bennecke said in an interview that the group had used the money for mailers, radio ads and satellite television ads. Radio ads have been airing for three weeks in the Bristol, Roanoke, Norfolk and Richmond media markets, he said. The focus of the spots, he said, was on Democratic nominee Tim Kaine.
"Bob Perry felt this was a good investment and this was a state that's winnable," Bennecke said. The donation, revealed in new Federal Election Commission filings, was first reported by the Huffington Post.