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When he finally gets inaugurated as a duly elected San Diego County judge this winter, birther Gary Kreep will go on the public payroll with a salary of $178,789. The pay for judicial service is much less than he's used to drawing from his political causes. In 2010, for instance, he made $206,000 (pdf) from his birther United States Justice Foundation -- and that was just the salary.
Kreep also collects rent from the United States Justice Foundation, along with more rent and fees from his Republican Majority Campaign PAC. His San Diego disclosure form is kind of scratched up (pdf), so it's not clear how much he's charging himself. But Republican Majority did file new federal paperwork (pdf) yesterday, filled with delicious clues.
The money stuff, after the jump.
With Kreep listed as the president and co-founder, Kreep's PAC reports taking in $1,410,978.66 so far this year, almost all of it in unitemized contributions. Their most recent political buy was a "phone/mail communication" for $100,000 against Barack Obama on June 16, well after the San Diego election.
As for Kreep personally, in April, May and June, his PAC paid him $2,850 in rent. Kreep also took in $16,815.85 for legal services. If he earned at the pace year-round, Kreep would make $67,263.4 for being his own PAC's lawyer.
That PAC appears to have made three direct political contributions during the quarter. Two of them, on April 6, amount to $999 to the Gary Kreep for Judge campaign. The third contribution, also on April 6, sent $1,500 to the Justice-PAC. That money appears to be Justice-PAC's only income (pdf) during the last three months. Justice-PAC did, however, make contributions -- two of them, totaling $999, on April 6, to the Committee to Elect Gary Kreep Judge.
You really can keep yourself busy all day with Kreep's connections. He also lists himself (pdf) as the chairman of Beat Obama PAC, formerly the Draft Herman Cain committee and a whole other barrel of fun.
(Bonus: Talking Points Memo swam around in the Kreep financials back in 2010.)