The PAC for the Tea Party Express gave $237,000 to the Christine O'Donnell campaign in the days leading up to the GOP Senate primary. One fierce dude can be counted among its donors.
That’s right. Chuck. Norris. Action hero, famed deliverer of roundhouse kicks, and subject of hundreds of epigrammatic Chuck Norris facts, such as, “If at first you don’t succeed, you’re not Chuck Norris,” and “Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.”
Last Jan. 14, Chuck Norris wrote a $5,000 check to the Our Country Deserves Better political action committee, the Tea Party Express PAC, according to Federal Election Commission records we were leafing through on our lunch hour. He’s listed as an actor/entertainer who lives at a Dallas Zip Code.
Five thousand bucks might not sound like a lot for the star of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” but it’s the most an individual can donate to a PAC per election cycle. It puts Mr. Norris on the list of the Tea Party Express’s biggest contributors, along with several Perots and Jenny Craig.
These donations helped support the push Tea Party Express gave Ms. O’Donnell in the last week of her primary campaign. In those crucial last days, the group aided her to the tune of $237,000, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.