Matt Vespa

Love him or hate him; the PAC supporting Dr. Ben Carson for president had a very successful fundraising drive in the second quarter of this year, which outpaced the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (via PRNewswire):

The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, announced today that it raised more than $3.3 million in the second quarter of 2014, including more than $1 million in the month of May alone.

Since its inception in August 2013, the Committee has raised more than $7.2 million, with more than 95,000 individual donors giving an average contribution of around $48. The committee now has more than 17,000 volunteers nationwide.

Although, the former First Lady didn’t do too badly for herself, raising $2.5 million between April and June. According to the Washington Post, their second quarter drew 43,000 contributions, with the average donation being $57. Ready For Hillary has raised more than $8 million since its inception in 2013.

Matt Vespa

Matt Vespa is the Associate Editor at He previously worked for and was the recipient of Americans for Prosperity Foundation's 2013 Andrew Breitbart Award for Excellence in Online Activism and Investigative Reporting.