Who’s backing Bush?

The Center for Public Integrity, known for being quite bipartisan in their attacks on all things political, have looked into who is backing neocon and Common Core backer former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.  And it’s not what you think at least according to them.

Citing Politico, the CPI reports

Less than a week into the new year, the first super PAC of 2015 has officially formed — and it’s not the group anticipated to bolster a Jeb Bush presidential bid.

A super PAC called “We the People, Not Washington” registered with the Federal Election Commission on Monday, according to new documents released by the agency.

And who controls the coffers?

Its treasurer is David Satterfield, a campaign finance compliance professional at the Alexandria, Va.-based firm Huckaby Davis Lisker. He previously worked as campaign finance manager at the law firm Arent Fox LLP in Washington, D.C., and has typically represented conservative clients.

In other words…A DC INSIDER.  And for Satterfield, this isn’t his first rodeo.

Some of Satterfield’s other super PAC clients have included Arkansas Horizon, which last year spent more than $1.8 million against Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and the Free at Last PAC, which spent about $360,000 during the 2014 midterms against the Democratic Senate candidates in Arkansas, Georgia and Louisiana.

All three of which went to Republicans, including the runoff election last December, where Mary Landrieu was given her walking papers.

Of course there have been bumps in the road, including one of not wanting to discuss things with the CPI.

Satterfield, who did not immediately respond to requests for comment, has worked with numerous other super PACs, political committees and candidates, including the failed 2012 presidential campaign of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.

To both parties if you ask your not so humble correspondent, lack of transparency is rampant in BOTH parties.


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