Type of organization: Super PAC
Supports: Ron Paul
Founded: July 14, 2011
- Gary Franchi (treasurer): Web-TV host and director of Restore the Republic, an online clearinghouse and social media site for Ron Paul followers.
- Lawrence W. Lepard (advisory board member): Venture capital investor at Equity Management Associates.
- Penny Langford Freeman (advisory board member): Paul’s former political director.
One of three Ron Paul-alligned super PACs active during the 2012 GOP presidential primary, Revolution PAC shared a number of donors with Endorse Liberty, its larger cousin, including technology mogul and investor Peter Thiel.
The Illinois-based super PAC made a name with Ron Paul action figures and bumper stickers that mash up the word revolution to reveal “love” spelled backward. Their website says Paul is offering a third option to the left’s “soft socialism” and the right’s “centralized, big-spending warfare state.”
Despite these attention grabbing moves, the super PAC did not have a major impact on the election, and their preferred candidate lost the Republican party’s nomination contest to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
See more data on Revolution at OpenSecrets.org.
- One of Revolution’s ads featured a Gulf War Marine veteran and pointed out that Paul “receives more donations from active duty military than all other Republican candidates combined.”
Last Updated: Jan. 15, 2013