Mass. Gov. Patrick continues raising money for PAC
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is continuing to raise money for the political action committee he formed in 2011 to help re-elect President Barack Obama and pay for his activities on behalf of the national Democratic Party.
A report filed with the Federal Election Commission shows Patrick raised about $56,600 for his Together PAC during the past three months.
As of the end of March, the PAC had $394,000 in its account, down from the $512,300 it had at the start of the year.
Real estate developer Robert Beal and MIT Corporation chairman and former Citigroup CEO John Reed were among those who contributed $5,000 this year.
Patrick also reported spending $175,000 from the PAC, including money for staff salaries, catering and hotels.
Other expenses including reimbursing the state $1,262 for the traveling costs of a security detail and $15,000 to the Obama’s inaugural committee.