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Nikki Haley’s “Movement Fund” Pays Well

GOVERNOR’S PAC RECEIVES, DOLES OUT BIG BUCKS A political action committee affiliated with S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is paying big bucks to one of her former staffers.  It’s also still raking in big dollar contributions – although not as much as it received in 2011. According to tax documents filed with…

GOVERNOR’S PAC RECEIVES, DOLES OUT BIG BUCKS

A political action committee affiliated with S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is paying big bucks to one of her former staffers.  It’s also still raking in big dollar contributions – although not as much as it received in 2011.

According to tax documents filed with the IRS, “The Movement Fund” –  the PAC run by Haley supporter (and top economic appointee, Chad Walldorf) – took in $236,000 from July to mid-October of this year.  That’s less than the $555,000 the group raised last year.  Contributing to the fund – again- was Texas billionaire Bob Perry, who donated $100,000 in addition to the $250,000 he gave the organization in 2011.

The fund also received a $100,000 contribution from Florida-based health care provider Rama R. Mantena – whose family has paid for Haley and her husband to fly on its private jets.  Another $36,000 was donated by Cooper River Business Partners, a group which owns an “industrial area” in Berkeley County, S.C. that it markets to companies.

Hmmmm …

So now that we know who is bankrolling Haley’s PAC … who’s on the receiving end of its largesse?

(Well, other than the handful of TV stations who ran its political ads this year …)

First off there’s Taylor Hall – the 24-year-old former campaign staffer who left his full-time role as Haley’s cabinet liaison back in February – ostensibly to rejoin her campaign organization.  Of course that’s not where Hall went.  As a favor to Haley, he was hired by the SCGOP – but the party fired him in April after he was caught working with the governor’s chief of staff Tim Pearson in an effort to recruit candidates to run against GOP incumbents, including former House Majority Leader Jimmy Merrill.

From July to September, Hall was paid $20,518 by Haley’s PAC.  The organization also paid more than $58,000 from July to October to Red Sea LLC, the firm owned by Haley’s longtime political consultant Jon Lerner.

Lerner was reportedly instrumental in helping Haley complete the “Savannah River Sellout” – in which she betrayed our state’s long-term economic competitiveness in exchange for a prime time speaking slot at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Also getting paid?  Marisa Crawford, the governor’s fundraiser – who received $6,223 in expense reimbursements – and Kevin Hall and Butch Bowers, Haley’s attorneys.  Hall and Bowers received $10,000 from “The Movement Fund” on September 11, 2012.

Haley’s “Movement Fund” was formed in March 2011 however news of its existence didn’t break until FITS filed this exclusive report back in September of this year.

MOVEMENT FUND FILING (Oct. 1 – Oct. 17, 2012)
MOVEMENT FUND FILING (July 1, – Sept. 30, 2012)

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23 comments

BigT December 3, 2012 at 11:25 am

They desrve it. They are trying to PUT CONSERVATIVES in Offfice…The people contributing do it because they care about their country…

Obama Greedily Gobbles up OUR money (taking it by FORCE) for his lazy, golf-playing failed @$$…while he and his Big Rump Wife spend billions on travel, that WE pay for…

What about Sanford: the millionaire who crapped out as a governor while Ho’ Chasin…while WE paid that idiot…

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Bill December 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm

You have to be one of the dumbest dolts on the planet.
Because you are so smart.
I have some sea front property to sell you,
But, I can only show it to you twice a day at low tide.
Don’t worry, I can also sell you a bridge you can use to get to it.
All you have to do is move the bridge from Brooklyn.

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BigT December 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Do you Dumb@$$#$ EVER present anything other than worn-out Cliches????

If one of you Stupid Some Beeches EVER had to think for yourself, you’d be VACANT…

You ARE an Obama Classic…

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Thebeachisback December 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm

If you had a brain, I’d feel less sorry for you! Maybe Nukkie Tailie is having a bowel movement! Step back, men! The shit’s going to hit her fans!

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Thebeachisback December 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Racist, Racist, Idiot, Moron, Dumbass! And you blame Democrats for everything–where were you educated? Oh my goodness–you weren’t! Asses, and Bigots and Dicks, oh my!

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dwb619 December 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Where’s Sarah?
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

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matt December 3, 2012 at 11:38 am

Is that the same Taylor Hall that works for Rep, Jeff Duncan?

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Shark December 3, 2012 at 11:46 am

This is NOT the same Taylor Hall that works for Jeff Duncan.

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coolhandluke December 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm

God, that woman is HOT HOT HOT!!! Damn, what a HOT, beautiful governess we have. We are fucking blessed.

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Smirks December 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm

So, how much do you get from the “Movement Fund?”

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Bonhoeffer December 3, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Maybe we could get Secretary of State Mark Hammond to come up with an “Angels and Scrooges List” for PAC groups operating in the state, just as he does with charites. We could see which ones throw off big salaries for their administrators rather than the funds going to the supposed cause.

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Smirks December 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm

And then there’s this:

colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/421160/november-12-2012/colbert-super-pac-shh—-secret-second-501c4—trevor-potter

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Todd December 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Larry Merchant said she has a hairy back.

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OhNoNotAgain December 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Isn’t this supposed to give charitable donations.

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BigT December 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm

NO…it’s a political donation you STUPID liberal F^&k….

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dwb619 December 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm

big idio”T”,
You really need to work at expanding your vocabulary.
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

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crooks December 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Why the hell cant you dumb asses just get it in your head. these people are crooks. They sell your rights and privileges and use spend your money doing it and they get wealthy. You pay the bills.

It ain’t complicated

Just accept it.

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marty December 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Yep, move along now after accepting the crap.

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Vogue December 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Doesn’t she have any outfit other than that damned brown one? I’ve seen it 100 times.

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Without Annette December 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

“The organization also paid more than $58,000 from July to October to Red Sea LLC…”

It looks like Red Sea LLC got more than $285,000 on 10/10/12 alone.

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jimlewis,owb December 3, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Has anyone else noticed that the number of comments on post regarding the Gypsy Queen have dropped.

At one point GQ could carry a post for two to three days.

Now she is yesterday’s special in less than 12 hours.

Roll on “One and Done” Gypsy Queen Dooh Nibor, dammit roll on !!

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Kashmir December 3, 2012 at 11:21 pm

She’s got post-it notes on her refrigerator, night light, and bathroom mirror, “Disappear Tom Davis.” She’s still popular with many folks because she’s cast herself in the role of “good ole boy enemy.”

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insider December 4, 2012 at 9:54 am

Red Sea = Trevor Ian Gray.

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