Just in to the Maryland Scramble newsroom, the Freethought Equality Fund PAC (the PAC arm of the American Humanist Association, which has already endorsed and donated to Raskin’s campaign) has sent direct mail to CD8 voters. A copy of that mailing has been provided to me by one of my trusted sources.
I have no information on the extent of the direct mail spending, because the SuperPAC has not timely filed the required 48 hour report for independent expenditures. I did find some information on the SuperPAC’s fundraising and expenditures here. The SuperPAC raised $50,996 in the second half of 2015, $40,000 of it from Jeff Hawkins, the inventor of the Palm Pilot who is now engaged full time in neuroscience research. So whatever the cost of the direct mail in CD8, it’s safe to say that it was paid for by a rich tech guy from California.
While I was looking for the 48 hour reports, I stumbled upon some interesting new information on other IE spending of interest to my readers. Being the terrible tease that I am, I’m going to make you wait until the next post, because this new information deserves a post of its very own.