Mystery PAC for Anderson, Chapter 3

Mississippians for Fair Elections, the inaptly christened PAC that is supporting Gary Anderson in his Democratic campaign challenge to Insurance Commissioner George Dale, missed Tuesday’s filing deadline for its campaign finance disclosure. When the Mystery PAC finally did file, late, its disclosure showed only two transactions: the $250,000 contribution bragged about by Dickie Scruggs, and a $250,000 disbursement to Murphy Putnam Media, LLC. Neither the contribution nor the disbursement is dated as required by law. And no one other than Scruggs has given a dime to the PAC.

Murphy Putnam, the ad firm that produced and aired the anti-Dale television ads for Scruggs, is populated by veterans of John Kerry’s failed presidential bid in 2004. The firm itself produced independent spots for Kerry during the campaign. See more at http://www.mpsmedia.net/ . This disclosure clears up one remaining piece of the mystery here. George Dale was decertified by the Mississippi Democratic Executive Committee for the high crime of saying publicly before the 2004 election that he supported President Bush. Now, one of John Kerry’s ad firms is hammering Dale courtesy of an eye-popping political contribution.

We’ll see on Tuesday night what Mississippi’s Democratic voters think about all this.

Andy Taggart
Red Blue Blog
Clarion Ledger
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