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Pro-Paul Super PACs

(page updated August 17, 2015)

America's Liberty PAC super PAC filed with the FEC on Oct. 16, 2015. 

logo for pro-Rand Paul America's Liberty PAC

"America’s Liberty PAC (ALPAC) is a Super PAC created for and dedicated to, electing Senator Rand Paul President of the United States in 2016. It is the only Super PAC endorsed by Senator Paul.

"ALPAC was founded by veterans of both the Ron Paul Presidential Campaigns of 2008 and 2012 and veterans of Rand Paul’s 2010 US Senate Campaign. The top leadership and staff are all veterans of these and other campaigns."

As initially reported by National Journal's Shane Goldmacher on April 6, 2015 this exisitng super PAC was repurposed and Jesse Benton signed on as general consultant.

On July 30, 2015 the U.S. Department of Justice indicted Jesse Benton, John Tate and Dimitri Kesari on conspiracy and other counts growning out of Rep. Ron Paul's 2012 campaign.

General Consultant  Jesse Benton

(reported April 6, 2015)  Campaign manager on Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's 2014 re-election campaign in Kentucky until resigning on Aug. 27, 2014. Campaign chairman on the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee.  Campaign manager on Rand Paul's 2010 U.S. Senate race from May 2010.  Communications director on Rep. Ron Paul's 2008 presidential campaign starting in March 2007.  President of C.I.C Solutions, a Washington, D.C. based consulting firm.  Benton has served as press secretary at Americans for Tax Reform, communications director at the American Conservative Union, director of public policy and external affairs at the Performance Institute and communications director and policy consultant for the Liberty Coalition.  He has also worked on campaigns and in corporate and trade association government relations and external affairs.  Alumnus of Mary Washington College.  Native Philadelphian.

Founder and President  John Tate

President of the Campaign for Liberty.  Campaign manager on the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee.  President of the Campaign for Liberty, the 501(c)4 lobbying organization formed June 2008.  National political director of Paul's 2008 campaign, announced Jan. 26, 2008.   Founder and President of JFT Consulting, Inc.  Vice president, membership for the Leadership Institute; worked there for four years.  14 years with the National Right to Work Committee, serving as Vice President from 1998 to 2004.  In 1996 Tate was the GOP nominee for Congress in Virginia’s 2nd CD.  Executive director of Right to Work organizations in California and Delaware.  Legislative director of the United States Defense Committee.  A key organizer in Pat Robertson's 1988 presidential bid.  B.A. in history from the University of Virginia.

Executive Vice President  Elizabeth Newberry

Executive director of the Campaign for Liberty Foundation.

Vice President for Political Operations  Chris Younce

Owner of Grassroots Strategies, LLC, a DC political consulting firm.  Director of ballot access for the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee.  Studied political science at the University of Missouri.

Vice President for Finance  John McCardell

Finance director on the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee.  Has also served as vice president of development at the Campaign for Liberty.

Director of Strategic Programs  Matthew Burrow

Director of membership at Campaign for Liberty.  Field staffer for the National Right to Work Committee in Iowa and Indiana.  Bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University.

External Relations Manager  Michael Clayton

Director of operations at the Campaign for Liberty Foundation.  Degree in politics and government from Western State Colorado University, 2013.

   Concerned American Voters super PAC re-filed with the FEC on June 12, 2015. 
      announced on June 18, 2015 "with millions of dollars committed and 40 full-time field staff in the key primary state of Iowa."

President  Jeff Frazee

Executive director of the Campaign for Liberty.  National youth coordinator for Ron Paul's 2008 presidential campaign.  Degree in telecommunications and media studies from Texas A&M, 2005.

Senior Advisor  Matt Kibbe

President and founder (2004) of FreedomWorks, a national community-building and grassroots advocacy organization.  Chief of staff and House Budget Committee associate staff in the U.S. House of Representatives; director of federal budget policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; senior economist for the Republican National Committee during Lee Atwater's tenure; managing editor of Market Process, an academic journal published at George Mason University.  Graduate work in economics at George Mason University; B.A. in economics from Grove City College.  Author of Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto (HarperCollins 2014); co-author of Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto (HarperCollins, 2010).  twitter

Senior Development Advisor  Terry Kibbe

18 years of experiences as a fundraiser for various nonprofit and political causes.

Chief Operating Officer  Edward King

Director of programs and operations at Young Americans for Liberty  National youth director on Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign.  National field director at Young Americans for LIberty from its founding in 2008.  Degree in business from University of Florida.

Senior Tech Advisor Steve Oskoui

Founder of Austin-based Internet advertising network Smiley Media.

Senior Data Architect  Mike Topalovich

Founder of cloud-focused technical and business process expert collective Delivered Innovation.

Senior Tech Strategist  Martin Avila

Co-founder of political technology firm Terra Eclipse.