PAC profile: 9-9-9 Fund

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Type of organization: Super PAC

Supports: Herman Cain

Founded: Oct. 20, 2010

Website: americansforhermancain.com

Social media: Facebook page, Twitter profile

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After spending more than $400,000 advocating for the selection of Herman Cain in the GOP presidential primary, the 9-9-9 Fund went silent after Cain dropped out of the race. The 9-9-9 Fund’s outlays for mailings, phone calls and airtime fell short in Iowa, where Cain brought up the rear.

Small donations largely fueled the fund, according to its year-end report with the Federal Election Commission. The group reported $617,600 in total contributions in 2011, with more than $490,000 of that total coming in the form of gifts of $200 or less.

In February, the group transfered $100,000 to the Cain Connection super PAC, which was formed by Cain two weeks after he ended his campaign.

See more data on 9-9-9 Fund at OpenSecrets.org.

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  • An October ad made ill-timed jabs at Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, both candidates for the 2008 Republican nomination. It also called candidate Romney “the father of Obamacare” while playing up Cain’s D.C.-outsider status.

Last updated: Jan. 14, 2013