Highway 31, the shell independent expenditure organization used by Washington, D.C based consulting firms run by Obama campaigners in the Alabama U.S. Senate race, dropped another $57,369 into the bucket on Monday for a direct mail hit piece targeting conservative Republican candidate Roy Moore.
An estimated $2.7 million of the $2.9 million in advertising conducted by Highway 31 to attack Roy Moore has been provided on credit by three secretive Washington, D.C. consulting firms founded by former Obama staffers: Bully Pulpit Interactive, which specializes in online advertising; Waterfront Strategies, a wholly owned subsidiary of GMMB Consulting, which specializes in television and radio media buys and production; and Putnam Partners, which specializes in media production.
As of November 22, it owed three secretive Washington, D.C. consulting firms founded by former Obama campaign staffers more than $1 million for services they provided entirely on credit.
Under current FEC rules, Highway 31 claims that it is under no obligation to report the names of those donors prior to next Tuesday’s election between liberal Democrat Doug Jones and conservative Republican Roy Moore.
With seven additional days to spend money provided on credit by Washington, D.C. based consulting firms run by former Obama campaign staffers and or unknown parties to influence the voting behavior of Alabamians between Monday and next Tuesday’s election, Highway 31 expenditures are certain to exceed $3 million, and will probably end up being much more.