Live from the Libertarian Party National Convention, Tom Knapp, one of IPR’s reporters on the ground, has reported on a rumor, from multiple reputable sources, that the debt owed to Wayne Root by the Bob Barr campaign consists, either wholly or in part, of a 10% commission Root was to receive for fundraising.
According to the last FEC filing, Root is owed a total of 4797.81 for “Campaign Expenses”. If the full amount of that debt is due to Root’s 10% commission, then he raised a minimum of $47,978.20 for the Bob Barr campaign. It certainly could be far more or far less than that–we have no way to know unless the Barr campaign reveals that information, which is not likely.
Update: Shane Cory, the former Communications Director of Bob Barr’s Campaign and former Libertarian Party Executive Director, disputes the rumor. He says the debt is a request by Wayne Root to reimburse his travel expenses.