Gary Bauer’s Million Dollar PAC

In this CQ article about how much members of Congress raised for their respective PAC in August is this odd little nugget:

With little time left before the Nov. 4 election, lawmakers whose PACs had the largest amounts of cash on hand include Alabama Republican Sen. Richard C. Shelby with more than $2.3 million; Gary Bauer, a social conservative activist who bid for the 2000 Republican presidential nomination, with $1.6 million; and House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer , a Maryland Democrat, with $1.4 million.

When the Family Research Council announced its own PAC a little over a week ago, they budgeted $250,000 – and they are among the biggest, most influential right-wing groups in the nation.  So how has Bauer, who heads the relatively unknown American Values and hasn’t run for office in eight years, managed to pull in more than five times that amount for his PAC