Despite the large amount of money spent on fundraising, Carson’s top political aide, who does not have any relationship with the PAC, said he is comfortable with what he knows about the organization’s activities.

“I can’t say for certain what their books might reflect,” Carson adviser Terry Giles told The Daily Caller on Thursday. “But I can tell you this: I’m sure appreciative of them approaching people and gathering supporters for Ben.”…

“This group is sincere, I think, in its efforts to want to get Ben to run for president,” Giles added. “And if what they’re doing is gaining supporters and the names and addresses and emails of those supporters, for use in our campaign, when Ben actually announces, then that’s very very helpful.”

But whether that turns out to be true or not, one thing is: some direct mail and fundraising businesses are making a lot of money off the draft effort.