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