$63 Million Fills Super PAC War Chests for 2014 Federal Elections, with Democrats Well on Top

Friday, February 14, 2014

Nine months before the mid-term election in November and super PACs already are overflowing with cash, particularly those run by Democrats.


These independent operators that will undoubtedly praise some politicians and lambast others have already collected $63 million in contributions.


Democrats’ super PACs were well ahead of their Republican counterparts in collecting cash, $41 million versus $22 million at the start of the year.


The Federal Election Commission says about 300 super PACs raised money in 2013.


Of these, 18 recorded more than $1 million in cash at the beginning of 2014.


Another 29 were sitting on somewhere between $250,000 and $999,999, and still 18 others had $100,000 to 249,999.


The top Democratic super PACs with the highest cash on hand are:


UAW Education Fund $8,533,982

House Majority PAC $4,375,836

NEA Advocacy Fund $4,239,665

Senate Majority PAC $3,206,027

Priorities USA Action $3,043,900

Working for Working Americans – Federal $2,506,724

Service Employees Int’l Union-PEA-Federal $1,895,560

Fair Share Action $1,812,484

Workers’ Voice $1,717,594

DGA Action $1,617,170


The wealthiest Republican super PACs are:


American Crossroads $2,726,786

Texans for a Conservative Majority $2,028,640

Club for Growth Action $1,776,688

Fund for Louisiana’s Future $1,308,833

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund $1,069,925

Values Are Vital $1,010,000

Defending Main Street SuperPAC Inc. $881,986

Congressional Leadership Fund $873,361

Restore Our Future Inc. $863,226

Kentuckians for Strong Leadership $861,329

-Noel Brinkerhoff


To Learn More:

Super PACs Have $63 Million Ready To Spend (by Kent Cooper, Roll Call)

Rich Democrats Discover the Joy of Super PACs (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)

Democrats Seek Super-Rich Donors to Match Republican Super-Rich Donors...Is This Democracy in Action? (by Noel Brinkerhoff and David Wallechinsky, AllGov) 


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