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PAC spends millions on fundraising, little on candidates

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Cameron McWhirter and Megan Clarke report that former Congressman Bob Barr's political action committee has raised $4.3 million since 2003 to promote conservative candidates and causes, primarily at the national level. But the PAC gave only $125,200 &#8212 about three cents of every dollar raised &#8212 to federal candidates and other campaign committees. The fund spent more than $710,000 on administrative costs, including salary for Barr's son Derek, and $3.3 million to raise more money. Barr did not answer questions about claims in his latest fund-raising letter that do not appear to be supported by the committee's records.

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