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Is It Political Advocacy Or Something Else? Buyer Beware!

I’m not an investigative journalist, or anyone with enough knowledge about the legality of PACs or how they work to say with any certainty that something is going on here that shouldn’t be happening. There are charities that I won’t donate to because their administrative costs far outweigh the amount of good they do. It occurs to me, after encountering the information that I’m going to post here,  that should apply as well to PACs.

Official PAC Name:
FREEDOM’S DEFENSE FUND
Location: ARLINGTON, VA 22206
Industry: Republican/Conservative
Treasurer: MACKENZIE, SCOTT B
FEC Committee ID: C00401786

Official PAC Name:
AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE STRIKEFORCE
Location: ARLINGTON, VA 22206
Industry: Republican/Conservative
Treasurer: MACKENZIE, SCOTT B
FEC Committee ID: C00401786

Official PAC Name:
SAM VS THE MACHINE
Location: ARLINGTON, VA 22206
Industry: Republican/Conservative
Treasurer: MACKENZIE SCOTT B
FEC Committee ID: C00513168

Official PAC Name:
SAVE NEW YORK
Location: ARLINGTON, VA 22206
Industry: Republican/conservative
Treasurer: MACKENZIE SCOTT B
FEC Committee ID: C00407882

Official PAC Name
CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY FUND
Location: ARLINGTON VA 22206
Industry: Republican/Conservative
Treasurer: MACKENZIE SCOTT B
FEC Committee ID: C00524454

Official PAC Name
9-9-9- Fund
Location: ARLINGTON, VA 22206
Industry: Republican/Conservative
Treasurer: MACKENZIE, SCOTT B
FEC Committee ID: C00504241

All of the above PACS have an address at 2776 Arlington Mill Dr. #806. It’s a UPS Store mailbox which also is listed as the address for Scott B. Mackenzie and Associates.

Scott B. MacKenzie, also was the treasurer for; John Patrick Yob and Strategic National Campaign Management LLC.

Scott B. Mackenzie was listed as , “Client Accounting / FEC Compliance” official, for BMW Direct. His office in downtown Washington DC shared a receptionist with BMW Direct and he was the treasurer for a number of small PACS with ties to BMW Direct. He stated in 2008 that he doesn’t work FOR BMW Direct, he works WITH them. Apparently not much has changed in the intervening years.

BMW Direct is a direct mail company that requests small donations from those who want to fight against the Liberals. Their business is entirely legal however, if I wished to donate to a candidate running for office, I wouldn’t do so through any PAC associated with BMW Direct. They raise millions of dollars for themselves and give a small portion of the money raised to the candidate.

In 2006 North Carolina Congressional race, they raised $400,000 on behalf of Dr. Ada Fischer the Republican candidate in that race. Of the $400,000 raised on her behalf, her campaign received $30,000. Also in 2006 BMW raised money for Charles Morse who ran against Rep. Barney Frank in Mass. Again, there was a big discrepancy between the amount of money raised, $700,000 and the amount Mr. Morse campaign received, $30,000. Among the (legitimate?) expenses encountered by BMW Direct was $144 to send a FAX.

In 2010 BMW Direct underwent a name change to BASE Direct. I wonder why?

What about Scott B. Mackenzie? Well, ALL the above listed PACS are registered for the 2012 election cycle. Hang on to your hat, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

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