[Ed. – Another one about to bite the dust?]
A super PAC backing Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has decided to suspend its fundraising efforts, citing concerns that Paul has sacrificed his libertarian views while attempting to salvage his presidential campaign.
Ed Crane, who leads the pro-Paul PurplePAC, told Politico Tuesday that his group will no longer raise money for the Kentucky senator, who is ninth in the Washington Examiner‘s presidential power rankings, until they are convinced his campaign has re-evaluated, and redirected, its strategy.
“I wasn’t going to raise money to spend on a futile crusade,” Crane, who co-founded the Cato Institute, a leading libertarian think tank, reportedly said of his decision. …
PurplePAC had just over $1.3 million cash on hand when it filed its mid-year fundraising report in late July — a figure Crane refuses to add to given Paul’s current placing in national polls.