Wednesday, July 22, 2015

United Conservative Fund: All talk, no action?

Press releases, Facebook wars, and blog posts.  Such is the record of the United Conservative Fund.  The PAC was formed by State Senator Chris McDaniel as he promised to launch a conservative movement to challenge the Mississippi Republican establishment.  However, campaign finance reports show the UCF PAC has barely raised any money and has not supported any candidates.

The UCF website states:


On Friday, McDaniel will be announcing—he told Breitbart News exclusively—a new Political Action Committee (PAC) designed to help conservatives across Mississippi, and the nation, get elected to political office, replacing GOP establishment politicians.

The PAC, titled the United Conservatives Fund will focus on “electing conservatives and holding Republicans accountable while messaging conservatism in a way that secures conservatives get a chance to be elected even over some of those in the establishment,” McDaniel  tells Breitbart....

 Instead of coasting back into their jobs, however, the new effort McDaniel is officially leading is aimed at wreaking havoc on the good-old-boys in Mississippi’s GOP establishment: They’re going to face well-funded and trained primary challengers, with a serious counter-narrative being put forward for the first time in the state from an official entity outside that of either the Republican or Democratic parties. ..... United Conservatives Fund website
The initial filing at the Secretary of State's office states the UCF is "dedicated to funding and supporting conservative candidates to office."   

 The campaign finance reports for 2015 show that the PAC has not contributed a single dime towards a single campaign.  The July 8 report states it has raised $18,813 in 2015 and spent $16,786 as well.  It has a cash on hand balance of $7,657.

The major contributions are:
$3,000 by Chris McDaniel
$1,000 by Jason Miller (Va.)
$1,100 by Michael Bostic
$1,810 by the Central Mississippi Tea Party
$3,107 by the Mississippi Tea Party
$500 by Laura Van Overschelde

Major expenditures by UCF are:
$6,248 on Creative Computer
$3,000 to Keith Plunkett
$2,095 to Jim Marler
$2,416 to Mahaffey's Printing
$2,190 to Branded Designs

The campaign finance reports do not show any donations to political candidates nor is there a record of any fund-raisers.

 November 2014 campaign finance report
January 2015 campaign finance report
 May 2015 campaign finance report
June 2015 campaign finance report


Anonymous said...

this was always a Keith Plunkett jobs program. Who runs Creative Computer?

Anonymous said...

McDaniel will fade into irrelevancy, as he should.

Anonymous said...

Almost 5K from the Tea Party. Just keep that in mind, folks.

Anonymous said...

This mess is even funnier than I expected. It's too bad his devoted minions are incapable of being embarrassed over their gullibility.

Saltwaterpappy said...

A cynical person might say that the UCF was designed to promote the creation of "more redneck noise".

Anonymous said...

Grifters gonna grift.

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute...where's Billingsley? I thought the brain surgeons out here were certain he was a McDaniel wacko...

Anonymous said...

Don't underestimate McDaniel. Many of his donors give small amounts, and I've heard he has long term commitments from hundreds of in and out of state donors. I don't agree with him politically, but don't underestimate. I've practiced law with him and against him. Damn. Smartest guy in the room. No shit.

Aren't you all the same guys that said Cochran would beat him 90-10?

Anonymous said...

Already raised more than 90% of the politicians in MS and haven't even has a fundraiser yet!

What's your point? Aren't most of their donors small???

Anonymous said...

Typical from this random nothing site. Guess building something like this is done overnight in their mind. But irresponsible reporting like this just goes to show the agenda they with to promote.

It shows UCF must have something going for itself or why would this blog even waste its time bothering with it?

Anonymous said...

I love the fact you guys think this is a bad report? And to not see many members like myself that make smaller monthly donations. UCF was involved with getting the governor to veto the Common Core re-branding bill and it is about to launch a drive to get term limits on the ballot. Meanwhile, you trolls just post trash on the internet. I know which is productive and which is not.

Anonymous said...

KF-- will research what type of corporate status the Centeal Tea Party has? It's possible they are in violation on contributing to a PAC depending on their status.

Anonymous said...

UCF is clearly a threat to whatever KF is trying to promote (establishment, highest bidder, whomever he decides strokes his ego the most?) And to publish this the day before UCF starts a drive for a term limits drive? Seems some of KF's donors are scared so it is time the "McDaniel and his friends are horrible" post.

As for not supporting any candidates, is it possible there has been help in other ways besides money or a public endorsement? Guess those thoughts are out of the questions in the realm of KF logic.

Kingfish said...

So if I point out they promised to run primary challengers and have done nothing in that regard, I'm on the take? Oooooooook. Sometimes people can question or disagree without being on the payroll. Too funny.

Anonymous said...

I just look at all the ads across your site and know you're on the payroll. Too funny. And there is a big difference between saying "we plan to help find conservative candidates" and "We promise to run primary challengers." But I guess that's not in your style.

Kingfish said...

I sell ads to everyone. Unlike some websites, I don't play favorites and accept from one candidate and refuse to sell them to his opponent.

Funny, you don't question WLBT, the Clarion-Ledger, or Madison County Journal for selling ads but you question me. I'm trying to decide if you are just plain stupid or a bigot, a bigot against new media. There isn't much different between the two choices.

Anonymous said...

Nice assumption that I don't challenge other media. Guess that's what you base your entire site on, assumptions. And now you're calling someone a bigot because they question your site? Haha. When someone can't debate, time call them a bigot.

Anonymous said...

Just plain stupid AND clueless about new media. The sorry whiny sacks that somehow expect you to run your business for free. Give us a break.

Anonymous said...

YEAH, let's talk about NEW MEDIA. As I type it appears every FBI agent in the Southeast is investigating one of our present statewide officials, but no story here. Nothing to see. Instead let's do a hit-piece on a start-up PAC that receives almost all of its money from small donors. Typical.

McDaniel must really scare you guys. Hell, you know what I know. You won't be able to count on 40,000 democrats to save you next time.

Anonymous said...

You go to the website and the main photo is of C.M. There aren't other politicians with him. It might as well be called 'McDaniel PAC'.
'To promote conservative candidates'. Whelp, big money, right now, has a White House to win. The investments right now aren't on the lingering woes of a U.S. Senate seat. There may come a time when this 'PAC' actually does something in the future, but you must ask yourself, "why would big money give to a loose cannon and his PAC in the state of MS?"

As far as the whole 'term limits' thingamajig; good luck with that. You're going to need it. Go buy some juju bags froma voodoo shop for all I care. Also, it's very hypocritical to ask for term limits when you're most likely going to go for a 3rd term. Ayn Rand was more principled than that in her own beliefs and she was perceivably insane, especially for the most religious state in the Union.

Anonymous said...

If you practiced law with/against Chris and he was smartest guy in the room, it means: small room; a reflection of your own low ability to practice law; the overall bar for the Bar is low; or, all of the foregoing. Yes he gave Cochran a challenge, but this was an old Cochran with baggage who didn't want to run. Let me know when we does or wins something that actually affects my tax rate, addresses government corruption or -- wait for it -- improves the voting process (wasn't he chair of some elections committee that did. . . nothing?). Small donations or large, he's a windbag who ultimately isn't any more successful than [name your average Dem/Rep].

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Jackassery, look no further than 5:59.

Damn, son. McDaniel ran against Thad, Haley, Roger, Trent, Phil, Tate, Greg, Steven, and every single Republican hack we have. Damn. He than ran against Mitch McConnell and the NRSC. Shit. Every supervisor and flea bitten county official in the state endorsed Thad. Thad's purchased votes for 41 years. Buildings. Post offices. Etc.

AND MCDANIEL STILL WON MORE VOTES. That is, until the Democrats crossed over.


You may not like McDaniel but he has nuts! Courage. And damn right he's smart.

Anonymous said...

Chris is one of the best men I've ever met. He cast the tough votes and never looks back. Even when it's unpopular. He will always have my family's support.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:51, spill it. You're anonymous. You may as well fill everyone in on your inside info.

Anonymous said...

2:06 "smartest guy in the room". Are you kidding me?!? I've practiced against and on the same side of the "v" with him. Never once have I thought of him as smart. The only thing he brought to the table was being a local in Landrum's monkey circus courtroom. Spend ten minutes with the guy, even a decent attorney knows how to play him.

Anonymous said...

You McDaniel Kool-Aid drinkers have made my morning. Not exactly MENSA candidates, are y'all?

Anonymous said...

Sure is a lot of hate and scorn on this site for McDaniel supporters. And I guess that's okay, considering where it's located, it's a contained, inbred-sort of platform. When it's all said and done, at least I can say I did not vote for Thud Cochran. That's on you guys and the MSGOP establishment plus the Dems that crossed the lines. Perfect bedfellows all. Cochran has done zero for MS and the U.S. just as expected. More of the same----for over four decades! Awesome. Keep on mocking, don't look to yourselves, let the good times roll.

Anonymous said...

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Kingfish said...

Pretty good post. It might even be true.....

If I'd voted for Cochran.

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