The Draft Tucker PAC: This is the committee that wants to get former Fox News host to run for president
A new PAC has emerged that aims to get former Fox News host Tucker Carlson to run for president in 2024. What you need to know about the Draft Tucker PAC.
Now that Tucker Carlson is a free agent after being sacked from his Fox News primetime slot, Republican donors are putting together a political action committee (PAC) to entice him to run in the 2024 presidential election.
According to the Federal Elections Commission, with which PACs are required to report, the Draft Tucker PAC submitted their ‘Statement of Organization’ form in late April, before Carlson was fired from the media giant. The FEC is still reviewing the documentation provided but has published the Statement of Organization, which does give some hints as to who is behind the push for Tucker to run.
The opaque nature of PACs
The documents were submitted by Liz Curtis and Associates, a law firm based in Marton, New Jersey, according to its LinkedIn profile. The profile is sparse, and the website for Liz Curtis and Associates is currently down with a message that reads: “the site is experiencing technical difficulties.” This raises some questions about whether or not the law firm is functional or if it is being used as a way to pass money through a larger organization.
Adding to the confusion is the fact that the address listed on the documents belongs to a Dallas-based organization called Strategic Political Management, LLC, which is led by Charlie Kolean, a GOP political operative involved in managing the Trump Finance Victory Committee. On LinkedIn, Kolean posted a link to an ad his agency had helped to produce, which would be airing on Newsmax.
What type of PAC is Draft Tucker?
Of the various classes of PACs that exist, Ms. Curtis filed as a hybrid “political committee with both contribution and non-contribution accounts.” This differs from PACs, which are designed to filter money to various candidates or those that are “segregated” because they are sponsored by a labor union, a corporation, or a cooperative, among other entities. The document does not say that the group will partake in lobbying efforts. Elizabeth Curtis will serve as the PAC’s treasurer.