Beshear’s In This Together PAC brings in $100,000 in latest report

Republished from Kentucky Lantern


FRANKFORT — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s parents and several longtime donors to his political committees gave to his new political action committee in February.

The new Beshear PAC is called In This Together, and it raised nearly $100,000 in contributions last month, according to a report it filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission.

Beshear launched the PAC in early January with the purpose of creating a fund to support like-minded candidates across the country. The new PAC also could elevate Beshear’s national profile; he is unable to seek a third consecutive term as governor in 2027.

The report filed Wednesday shows that In This Together raised $98,679 in February, bringing to $129,360 the total amount raised since its creation. Through February the PAC has reported only small start-up expenses for strategic consulting and website development. It has yet to donate to a candidate.

As of March 1 it reports having $115,165 on hand.

Its largest contribution during February came from a super PAC called BlueWaveAmerica, which gave $20,000. BluwaveAmerica’s website shows it is a super PAC dedicated to turning out Democratic voters in rural America. It is headed by former Congressman Mike Ward, of Louisville.

Andy Beshear’s parents, former Gov. Steve Beshear and Jane Beshear, each gave $5,000 to In This Together in February.

The other largest donors to In This Together during the month were:

Nachiketa Bhatt, Louisville, Freedom Adult Day Healthcare, managing member, $5,000

John Brown, Frankfort, lobbyist with JYB3 Group, $2,500

Rebecca Brown, Louisville, $2,500

Sherman Brown, Louisville, lobbyist with McCarthy Strategic Solutions, $5,000

John Dant, Nashville, president of Log Still Distillery, $5,000

Michael Dudgeon, Midway, owner of Milam Farm LLC, $5,000

Joe Ellis, Benton, optometrist, $5,000

Jim Gray, Lexington, Kentucky Transportation secretary, $5,000

Jonathan Krebs, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, partner in Horne, $5,000

Jonathan Rabinowitz, Versailles, attorney with Morgan and Morgan and Beshear appointee to Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

Charlie O’Connor, Versailles, director of sales for Ashford Stud and Beshear appointee to Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

Anna Stroble, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, also a partner in Horne, $5,000

Ron Winchell, of Las Vegas, of ECL Hospitality, $5,000

Katherine V. Wood, Louisville, lobbyist with Commonwealth Alliances, $2,500

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