One more time- ACCOUNTABILITY NOW WAS NOT FORMED AS A REVENUE STREAM FOR CANDIDATES. IT WAS FORMED TO FIND CANDIDATES TO HOLD BAD ONES, GET THIS- ACCOUNTABLE NOW.
I would seriously wish if everyone discussing this issue would understand that the mission statement of the PAC was not to fund candidates. It was to find them.
Now if you want to know what they have done to find candidates or what role they had in Halter, that is a decent question. Declaring they gave no money to candidates just makes you look stoopid with two o’s.
You can see the Accountability Now website here (EDIT: and the focus is explicitly on candidate recruitment). So I was wrong to declare it a financial failure based on the fact that it didn’t bank or disburse money in 2009. (People can quibble as they like about the details of the FEC disclosure, of course. I’ll stay out of that for now.)
I think it would be great to see a post or statement clarifying all of this from Accountability Now itself.