A new Super PAC called “Pledge 26 — Americans for Safe Schools” has filed statements of organisation with the FEC.
The law firm that organised the group is The Sutton Law Firm in San Fransisco, a group that specialises in campaign law.
A Super PAC is an independent-expenditures only political action committee. This means that the group can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money from corporate, union, and individual donors to spend in an election. But a Super PAC cannot coordinate officially with a campaign.
The Super PAC’s treasurer is Jesse Mainardi, one of the lawyers at the firm.
It is not uncommon for the treasurer of a PAC to be largely unaffiliated with the individuals who run it. Most likely, the paperwork was simply compiled by the firm on behalf of an as-yet-unknown client. Mainardi is also the Custodian of Records, another role with strictly legal obligations.
Mainardi didn’t return a request for comment.
Here’s the cover letter of the Statement of organisation. The full document can be read here.
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