The Retire Pryor PAC has filed its first report with the Federal Election Commission.
Little Rock businessman Carlton Saffa, a Republican with a yen for inside politics who's fronted the effort so far, is listed as the major financial supporter, accounting for about $7,000 of the slightly more than $10,000 raised. Keith Emis, a Republican political consultant from Little Rock, put in $3,000. The money has been spent on ads in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Arkansas Times. There were five other small contributions.
To date, the PAC has focused on aiming innuendo at business dealings of Pryor's in-laws. It has reaped far more than $10,000 in free national media about its effort, all of which naturally repeated the anti-Pryor theme. That may be all there is to it. That may not. Time will tell, along with future financial reporting.