O'Malley super PAC ended 2015 with six figure debt, FEC filing shows

By Ann Marie Awad  |  Jan. 29, 2016 at 7:12 PM
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Generation Forward PAC, which supports Democratic presidential contender and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, ended last year with nearly $173,000 in debt.

According to a filing with the Federal Elections Commission on Friday, the PAC owes $172,946.36, mostly for fundraising, consulting and advertising.

The PAC raised just $514,300 in 2015. However, it received a small boost from former New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer and his mother Anne Spitzer, who donated $50,000 a piece in September. Politico reported that the timing of the donation was three months before Elliot Spitzer broke up with Lis Smith, O'Malley's campaign manager.

Spitzer has been critical of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In an interview in October, he criticized a moment in Clinton's 2008 campaign for the White House. Spitzer was governor of New York at the time, and Clinton was a Senator representing the state. Spitzer voiced his support for O'Malley in the same interview.

Generation Forward closed out 2015 with $189,336.54 in the bank.

O'Malley's campaign managed to raise a little more than $3 million by the end of September, the most recent FEC records available for candidate committees. That's compared to the roughly $41 million raised by Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and the more than $77 million raised by Clinton.

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