ABC News reports:
A digital data firm connected to President Donald Trump’s campaign manager has received more than $900,000 in business from a pro-Trump super PAC, a low profile financial entanglement that could renew questions from critics about whether the senior advisor, Brad Parscale, found discreet ways to profit from his work for the president.
Parscale told ABC News that the contractor, called Red State Data and Digital, LLC, was not a secret and that the firm complied completely with election laws and was primarily working to support congressional candidates during the 2018 midterms.
Just last week, the Trump campaign objected angrily to a tabloid news report indicating Parscale was using the spoils of his political work to purchase millions of dollars in real estate and luxury cars.
A company owned by the wife of Brad Parscale, President Donald Trump’s campaign manager, has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the President’s flagship political action committee, which is barred from coordinating with the campaign.
Federal Election Commission records indicate that Red State Data and Digital, which was founded by Candice Parscale, has received $910,000 from America First Action, the super PAC formed in 2017 to support the Trump-Pence agenda and fellow Republican candidates.
Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of federal candidates, but they are barred from coordinating spending decisions with those campaigns, among other limitations. Brad Parscale and his wife both insist their arrangement is legitimate and that there is no coordination.