When Rep. Jack Kingston got into the race for US Senator from Georgia, he pledged not to be outflanked on the right by anyone. Standard fare. But on June 3, 2013 Kingston accepted $1,000 from a PAC called the Moderate Victory Fund, formed by former California Democratic Congressman Dennis Cardoza. Nothing wrong with that, that’s what PACs are for, right?
This so-called “Moderate” Victory Fund has given roughly $ 260,000 to 174 Democrats and Democratic committees including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, state Democratic parties, John Barrow, (D-Sconyers BBQ!) and NY Senator Kristin Gillibrand. They’ve made $7,000 in donations to 2 Republicans, one of whom was Jack Kingston, just days before they closed their doors. Because a 37:1 ratio is fair and balanced.
Kingston was asked about his contribution at the Cobb GOP breakfast this past Saturday, he said he hadn’t heard of the “moderate PAC,” but added that if the group has donated to his campaign, “they will be sorely disappointed.”
There’s an odd little tumblr page dedicated to chronicling comedic FEC transactions who noticed, but other than that, nobody seems to care about how Jack Kingston got a campaign contribution from a group calling itself moderate while donating nearly exclusively to Democrats. Maybe Kingston is the token conservative?