In just 3 months, Joe Knollenberg raised $264,311 in campaign contributions. That is an average of nearly $90,000 per month. (Clearly Knollenberg spends more time fundraising for himself than he does doing the people's business in D.C.)
His biggest contributors are from PAC funds and lobbyists -- all of whom are associated with special interests.
Over 28% of Knollenberg's funds came directly from PACs. This is actually low for Joe -- he usually gets at least a third of his contributions from PACs alone.
From the FEC:
|AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION PAC (BANKPAC)||03/23/2007||1000.00||27930489071|
|GENERAL DYNAMICS VOLUNTARY POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION PLAN (GDVPCP)||03/23/2007||5000.00||27930488307|
|NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE||03/27/2007||1000.00||27930490134|
This raises a question in itself.
The FEC reports Knollenberg got $74,800 from PACs.
But when you follow the link to the PAC contributions, the only PAC donations listed are the four listed above which only total $9,500. Where did the other $65,300 in PAC funds come from? Is Joe hiding something from the FEC?