Robert Shuler Smith should change his name to Robert Shuler Soros. George Soros threw $382,000 into a PAC that spent $56,433 to support the Hinds County District Attorney in the August 4 primary. George Soros is the sole donor for the Mississippi Safety & Justice PAC. The PAC spent $147,254 in only two races and has $177,388 cash on hand.
The PAC registered with the Secretary of State on July 28. JJ reported on August 1:
A political action committee supporting Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith popped up on July 28 and spent $22,000 on radio ads at urban radio stations in the Jackson area. Nsombi Lambright registered the Mississippi Safety and Justice PAC with the Secretary of State. The PAC then went to WJMI, WKXI, and WOAD and dropped the $22,000 on radio buys. Post with copies of FCC filings.
The PAC filed its scheduled report on October 9. The report states MS&J made these expenditures:
$56,433 to support Robert Shuler Smith campaign
$89,220 to support Scott Colom campaign*
$16,933 on research
$1,600 on datafile
$39,700 on polling
$4,500 on NGP Van. This company assists Democrat campaigns.
Berlin Rosen LTD directed most of the expenditures. Berlin Rosen is a public relations firm that has offices in New York, California, and Washington, DC.
*Colom is the son of Will Colom. He is running for District Attorney of Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay and Noxubee Counties (16th District). He is running as a Democrat and will face the incumbent, Forrest Allgood. Mr. Allgood is running as an independent candidate.
Kingfish note: Republicans better wake up. Soros comes in and casually drops nearly $400,000 on two minor races. An amount that takes some work for major statewide candidates to raise. But hey, they got the gummint, they got all the contracts, and they control everything. They couldn't possible lose so what is there to worry about, right?