Ron Paul Network Was Lucrative for Jesse BentonSubmitted by Allegory on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 23:08
…We can’t settle most of those questions. But we can make an accounting of how much Benton has earned from all the Paul organizations, now that year-end and other campaign finance and tax reports have been filed. We found that over the last three election cycles, Benton has been paid about $1.1 million by the various Paul entities — although more than $450,000 of it was described as reimbursement for expenses he incurred, most of them unidentified.
Here’s how it breaks out: In the 2008 cycle, he received more than $78,000 in salary and expense reimbursement working for Ron Paul’s presidential and congressional campaign committees. Toward the end of that year his wife came on the payroll, too, bringing the total for the pair to more than $86,000.
Benton’s compensation increased in 2010. Rand Paul’s campaign gave him north of $142,000 for political consulting and salary. He also brought in nearly $22,000 in consulting fees and salary from Liberty PAC, and received nearly $28,000 from Ron Paul’s congressional campaign, along with close to $22,000 in reimbursement for mileage and other unidentified expenses. Benton’s wife made more than $30,000 working for her dad’s campaign, along with another $1,500 in reimbursements.