A GOP consultant who had over $1 million in robocall donations funneled to his companies says the real compensation was 'Americans getting involved' in politics

The Republican Party's elephant symbol is seen on display October 24, 2000 at the Republican campaign headquarters in El Paso, Texas.Joe Raedle/Newsmakers
  • A GOP consultant who got over $1 million said the real win was getting people involved with politics.

  • Nonprofits sent money to his companies after raising donations using pro-police and pro-veteran robocalls, the New York Times reported.

  • States are starting to crack down on robocalls, suing one company they say is responsible for 7.5 billion of them.

A GOP consultant who got over $1 million funneled to his companies from nonprofits that used robocalls to raise donations said the real payout was that Americans got more involved with politics along the way.

The New York Times reported that five conservative nonprofit groups used robocalls with pro-police and pro-veteran messages to raise money, ostensibly for those causes.

But the Times found that millions went elsewhere, including to three consultants.

John Connors, a Republican consultant from Wisconsin, owns a political firm called Campaign Now, which owns Voter Mobilization LLC — one of the companies receiving money from the five nonprofits, the Times reported.

"I do this to help people without a voice organize, raise money, and design a platform," Connors told the Times.

"Yes I am paid for what I do (everybody is) but my real compensation is the satisfaction of Americans getting involved in the system," he continued.

States are starting to strike back against annoying robocalls; All but two states recently sued one company accused of making 7.5 billion robocalls.

Spam robocalls are a profitable business, but there are steps you can take to stop being bombarded with them.

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