Pundit Erick Erickson’s The Resurgent website got 10K from anti-Trump, Paul Singer-funded Our Principle PAC in their latest FEC reported, GotNews.com can report.
The funding from the neoconservative billionaire wasn’t disclosed to Erickson’s readers at the new venture.
Singer, who is a pro-gay marriage establishment billionaire, was one of the major financial donors for Marco Rubio. Singer is also a major supporter of National Review which was dispensing the #NeverTrump at CPAC.
Singer reportedly also backed an independent expenditure targeting Cruz on national security grounds.
Marco Rubio is a good man.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) March 16, 2016
Erickson waited until the last minute to endorse Cruz…something that also would have suited Singer’s interests.
— Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) March 9, 2016
Erickson even floated rumors of a Cruz and Rubio alliance.
If rumors of a Cruz-Rubio deal are true, they need to find a way to make sure voters in NC, MO, IL, and OH go Cruz while going Rubio in FL
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) March 10, 2016
But there was never any evidence of a Cruz-Rubio alliance. The two men have hated each other since Rubio declined to endorse Cruz in 2012.
GotNews.com editor-in-chief Charles C. Johnson met with Erickson in 2014 in Atlanta. We discussed how Singer offered millions to buy RedState.com. In the end the site was purchased by Salem.
One of the more interesting political phenomenon this cycle has been how ineffective money had been. Ad money has more or less been wasted on TV radio. The more they attack Trump, the higher his numbers seem to go.
Money spent online is less clear because we don’t really know how much is floating around. Online advertising rates have plummeted since 2008 and some sites are looking to other revenue streams.
GotNews.com discloses its pro-Cruz bent (not bias!) but has tried to be fair to all the candidates, except Marco Rubio who is a fraud. GotNews.com is reader supported. If you’d like to donate or support us here‘s the donate link.
Erickson has also been breaking news of a donor funded anti-Trump summit on his website. But given Erickson’s financial benefit how objective can he be?
We contacted Erickson to find out if he had received any more money from Singer and we will update this post accordingly when he chooses to answer.
We’re also told that Glenn Beck’s property, The Blaze, has been receiving PAC money too. Find out and we’ll reward you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.