A Gary Johnson-Supporting SuperPAC Said to Have Gotten a Million Buck Donation

Reporting from a Gary Johnson fundraiser in Las Vegas this weekend, Independent Political Report (with more details in comment thread) says that the "Freedom and Liberty PAC" dedicated to Johnson got a so-far anonymous $1 million dollar donation. 

That PACs strategy for spending that money in (uncoordinated with the campaign, natch!) support of Johnson's Libertarian Party run is unknown to me. Their FEC reports and their web site have no means of direct contact with them (unless you are donating) I found other than a street address in Salt Lake City, and 411 had no listing for a phone number for that PAC in that city.

The treasurer is one "Michael D. Edmonds," and the listing 411 gave me for that name in Salt Lake City had an answering machine message that did not lead me to believe I'd reached the right Edmonds, but I'll update if I hear back and can either confirm the donation or learn details as to the PACs strategy to spend it. If you work with Freedom and Liberty PAC and are reading this, let me know.

Prior to this million, if this donation turns out to be real, the Freedom and Liberty PAC reported $100,000 in donations as of end of June, all from a single source, after its founding in September 2011.

The PAC has been filing quarterly, so if this donation came in in July the public disclosure of this million donation might not happen until October.

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  • ||

    With $1,000,000, hopefully we can have a Gary Johnson ad that doesn't sound like it was recorded in a 1950's fallout shelter.

  • ||

    The only people watching are doing so in fallout shelters/mom's basement so why spend money when they won't be able to tell the difference?

  • Mrs. Kravitz||

    That's just mean. Why do you hate libertarians?

  • Pro Libertate||

    The Kochs strike again! Can world domination be far away?

  • SIV||

    If the donation is real I bet it is from some fairtaxer.

  • Pro Libertate||


  • ||

    Always bet on black.

  • ||

    So he can whup your dumb ass?

  • deified||

    Thiel. He wants a president who vaguely looks like him.

  • Paul.||

    They're buying the presidency! Obomney doesn't stand a chance!

  • 0x90||

    World domination, indeed -- here's the real donor.

  • Mongo||

    Mike Edmonds, huh? From Salt Lake City?

    Yeah, I know him.

    Mothafucka owe me 5 dollah.

  • sarcasmic||

    "That's right. I said, 'I ain't givin' you no tree-fitty, you goddamn Loch Ness Monster! Get your own goddamn money!'"

  • Pro Libertate||

    Koch Ness Monster?

  • SIV||

    With Wayne Allyn Root behind him how can Gay Jay lose!

  • The Hammer||

    Root is an asshole. Romney has Newt Gingrich, Coburn, Inhofe, Rove, and every other establishment GOP prick backing him. Do you really want to play the guilt-by-association game?

  • SIV||

    When have I ever supported Romney?

    You Gay Jay fan bois sure are sensitive.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Yeah, Hammer! SIV gets his Hit and Runpublican boner up for Michelle Bachmann.

  • SIV||

    I called her the "3rd most libertarian candidate in the race" just behind Gay Jay and asked why Reason wasn't giving her her props. Remember 2008 when they tried to sell the other governor of New Mexico as a "libertarian". Yup kids, BILL RICHARDSON!!! LOL This place used to be a TEAM BLUE shit hole.

  • Calidissident||

    "Third most libertarian candidate" isn't really saying much. Bachmann has a pretty good record on fiscal issues, but was among the worst on social and foreign policy

  • SIV||

    Maybe it's really this Michael D. Edmonds in Portsmouth, VA. He might have a mailing address in Salt Lake City.

  • ChrisO||

    One MILLION dollars.

  • SugarFree||

    Meh. That's only about $150 in ObamaBucks.

  • sloopyinca||

    Obviously you're not a fan of Dr. Evil, SF.

  • ||

    NutraSweet is not a proponent of the shorn scrotum.

  • SugarFree||

    And you can't handle a detour into Snow Crash.

    Stop being such a towel.

  • sloopyinca||

    I'm not your towel, chamois!

  • Sudden||

    I'm not your chamois, sham-wow.

  • ||

    On the whole I think Preparation H feels pretty good.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Preparation H has made many-a-day possible. Without it, some days would have been unbearable.

    God bless the guy who thought up putting Witch Hazel in cooling gel form!

  • SIV||

    This Michael D. Edmonds might be the guy Doherty is harassing.

  • Mongo||

    Forklift Rodeo!


  • Raston Bot||

    Good fucking grief!

    Check out that disclosure form if you want to donate.

    Either you fill out the FEC FORM 3X REPORT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS For Other Than An Authorized Committee or you get your ass in jail for exercising a little democracy. Kiss my ass, 1st Amendment.

  • ||

    The TEAMS can't stand a little competition to their polar tribalism and thus make it odious to compete.

  • Tulpa the White||

    Can't wait to get the email from Obama saying that Johnson is going to outspend him with dirty anonymous money, and that if I donate $3 I'll be entered in a contest to win BO's sweaty basketball shorts.

  • ||

    Basketball? Raaaaaacist!

  • sloopyinca||

    It's a shame you weren't around in the AM links to give your oh-so-informed opinion on this, Tulpa.

    Well, now's your fucking chance. I'm especially curious on your take of the angle of entry and the high likelihood that the gun would have been behind the door.

  • Tulpa the White||

    Wondering where that reporter got the "holding a gun" factoid from. They cite even less evidence than Lucy's original article.

    I'm especially curious on your take of the angle of entry and the high likelihood that the gun would have been behind the door.

    We'd need evidence to even talk about that, and don't have any.

    It's very possible the cops were lying. I said that from the beginning, but folks were more interested in two-minutes-hating than actually having a rational discussion.

  • Sudden||

    I'll be entered in a contest to win BO's sweaty basketball shorts.

    Complete with a Chirs Matthews lipstick kiss.

  • Skip||

    I guess we know how Andrew Sullivan will be spending his money.

  • $park¥||

    NO, I said a million BUCKS, not a million ... ah, never mind.

  • Lord at War||

    Did you see my 12 inch pianist?

  • Cliché Bandit||

    So IPS has to be the most destructive site for libertarians ever. I can't stand it there so I go there as rarely as possible.

  • Brandybuck||

    It sounds like Obama needs to hold a few more bake sales to combat the Libertarian War Chests...

  • ||

    I'm going to guess Peter Thiel.

  • Libertarian||

    You guys are crazy. It was Bill Maher. I know he's a libertarian because he said so.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    It was probably Shrike, with his financial genius and love for Goldwater and all.

  • Brian from Texas||

    Gary Johnson is the most pro-Free Market Capitalism candidate out of anyone running for President. The Mark Cubans and Donald Trumps of this country ought to be climbing on his bandwagon as opposed to the two champions of socialized medicine that the Democrats and GOP have on their tickets.

  • Watrfrnt||

    Hmmm... let's do the math... If i give a million dollars today.. in 4 more years it will be worth just about 1 dollar!!! Yep.. going to the Gov Gary Johnson site to give my Million in potential future dollars... If Gov Gary WINS maybe my dollar will actually be worth a dollar in 4 years...


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