Pro-Floreen Super PAC Hauls in $155K in First Month
The County Above Party PAC also spent more than $40,000 during that period
The super PAC created to support Nancy Floreen’s county executive bid was able to raise more than $155,000 in its first month of existence.
The County Above Party PAC, chaired by developer Charles K. Nulsen III, spent more than $40,000 since Aug. 29, according to a disclosure filed with the Maryland State Board of Elections. Most of that went to Gonzales Research, an Arnold, Maryland-based polling and data analysis firm.
Freed from campaign limits, many donors to the super PAC wrote checks topping the $6,000 limit that applies when contributing to candidate committees. The largest donation came from Nulsen himself, who poured $35,000 into the political action committee on Sept. 17. Other major donors included Gaithersburg’s Buchanan Partners LLC, which gave $20,000; Rockville’s Gingery Development Group, which gave $14,000; Bethesda-based law firm Linowes and Blocher LLP, which gave $10,000; Germantown’s Minkoff Development Corp., which gave $10,000; Germantown-based Rodgers Consulting, which gave $10,000 and Rockville’s White Flint Mall LLLP, which gave $10,000.
Floreen is a four-term council member who switched her party affiliation from Democrat to independent in order to launch a post-primary campaign for county executive. She’s facing Democratic nominee Marc Elrich, who also serves on the county council, and Republican nominee Robin Ficker for the executive post.
Nulsen was not immediately available for comment.