From erstwhile Miami Herald political reporter Beth Reinhard in National Journal
Like most ambitious members of Congress, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida controls what’s called a leadership PAC outside his re-election campaign. Reclaim America’s goal is “electing conservatives to the United States Senate,” according to its website.
But of the more than $1.5 million the PAC spent between July 2011 and mid-October, only $68,427 went to candidates, Federal Election Commission records show. The biggest chunk, $447,360, went to consultants, including several who have advised Rubio for years.
Those figures mean the committee gave less than $1 to candidates out of every $20 it spent, a 4.5 percent rate and one of the lowest of the nearly 500 leadership PACs that spent money in the 2012 election, according to a National Journal analysis.