Document: “Grassroots” Committee to Draft David Walker for President intends to take Big Money
The Committee to Get Walker Running — a draft committee trying to get David Walker on the presidential ballot through Americans Elect — calls itself a “grassroots and youth-driven initiative” in public:
In private, the committee informed the Federal Election Commission on April 24 that “This committee intends to make unlimited independent expenditures, and consistent with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision in SpeechNow V. FEC, it therefore intends to raise funds in unlimited amounts”:
Obtaining operating funds from big-money donors is not grassroots.
The official FEC designation of the Draft Walker Committee is C00519702. You can periodically check for FEC reports on contributions and expenditures here. But don’t hold your breath; by registering in April, the Draft Walker Committee has ensured that its first quarterly report of big money contributions won’t appear before the public until July, long after the Americans Elect nomination has been settled when the question of that big money will be moot.