Sen. Paul honored at freedom gala

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was the guest of honor at the 2019 Reagan Gala hosted recently by Frontiers of Freedom, a conservative political organization based in Fairfax, Virginia. Above, Paul holds his award, a sculpture of President Ronald Reagan, on whose conservative philosophy Frontiers of Freedom is based.

The gala was held in earlier this summer at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.

Platinum-level tables of 10, which included photos with VIPs, were $15,000; gold-level tables of 10 were $10,000; silver tables were $5,000.

Frontiers of Freedom is a 527 political organization created in 1995 by former U.S. Sen. Malcolm Wallop “to educate the public about public policy and to make the positions of elected officials and candidates for political office more transparent through education of the public about the votes, positions on issues, public statements, etc. of those seeking public office.”

According to records filed with the IRS, Frontiers of Freedom Action took in $252,419 in contributions from Jan. 1 to June 30 of this year. Five Kentuckians made contributions: Barbara Richards, Hardinsburg – $1,100; Catesey Clay, Paris – $200; Scottie Massie, Clarkson – $450; Harriet Eads, Edgewood – $200; Waller Hulette, Morganfield – $250.

Frontiers of Freedom had no records on file under that name with the Federal Elections Commission.