From Pine View Farm

Great Moments in Supply and Demand (Updated) 2

TPM Muckraker:

She may, famously, not be a witch, but here’s a bit of money magic from former Delaware Republican Senate candidate and recent Mitt Romney endorser Christine O’Donnell: her political campaign gave $142,000 to her super PAC, which proceeded to buy copies of her book.

I guess somebody had to buy that turkey.

Addendum, the Next Day:

Perhaps shoring up her almost-non-existent book sales wasn’t the best use for the funds. My ex-local rag reports:

O’Donnell has burned through most of the $424,000 in campaign donations remaining from the record-setting $7.4 million she raised in her failed 2010 U.S. Senate campaign.

She has nearly exhausted her leftover funds, has reportedly had lackluster book sales and is being sued by a longtime supporter who claims she’s trying to stiff him out of pay for political consulting and legal research. Her political action committee, ChristinePAC, and Senate campaign had a combined $36,100 left in the bank at the end of 2011, according to reports filed last week.

At this rate, she’ll have to look for honest work.

The story does point out that the her PAC purchased the book at the “non-royalty” rate.



  1. Bill

    February 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    That should be an illegal use of campaign funds but so should using campaign funds to pay your mortgage.

  2. Frank

    February 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I would not be surprised if it is, but there is no doubt a potion to make it disappear.