Surprised? Tea Party reaps boatloads of money, spend nearly nothing on candidates

The Washington Post profiles a Tea Party PAC and their amazing fund raising but Scroog-like spending on behalf of candidates. Nice work if you can get it.

“When the Tea Party Patriots threw its support last month behind Matt Bevin, the underdog conservative challenger trying to unseat top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, President Jenny Beth Martin vowed the group would be “putting our money where our mouth is.”

So far, its super PAC has mustered just $56,000 worth of mailers in Kentucky on Bevin’s behalf — less than half the amount it has paid Martin in consulting fees since July.

Tea party spending on candidates

A Washington Post analysis found that some of the top national tea party groups engaged in this year’s midterm elections have put just a tiny fraction of their money directly into boosting the candidates they’ve endorsed.”

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