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December 20, 2014

Cantor Spends $1 Million, Koch Contributes

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., reported spending over $1 million during April and three weeks in May, prior to his upcoming primary on June 10th. National donors, such as David Koch, and interest groups helped fund his campaign.

Cantor for Congress, the campaign committee of Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., reported it had receipts of $449,300 and disbursements of $1,002,774 from April 1st through May 21st, leaving $1,500,911 cash on hand.

The committee received $19,594 from donors giving $200 or less, and $235,756 from donors giving more than $200. Contributions included $5,200 from David Koch, executive vice president, Koch Industries (NY); a total of $25,600 from nine executives of Comcast, including $5,000 from Kyle McSlarrow, head of their lobbying and government affairs office (UT); $5,200 from former Rep. Jim McCrery, R-La., consultant at Capitol Counsel (DC); $10,400 from Charlotte and Curtis Bradbury, CEO of Stephens Inc. (AR); and $41,500 from two dozen individuals working in the pain management business. 

The committee received $193,950 from PACs and other committees, including $4,500 from KochPAC; $10,000 from the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians PAC; $5,000 from the Comcast Corporation PAC; $2,500 from the NRA Political Victory Fund; $5,000 from WellPoint Inc. WellPAC; among others. The committee has received $2.1 million from PACs and other committees this cycle.

The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians lobbies on medicare reimbursements, medicare coverage, and issues relating to prescription drug monitoring.

Cantor for Congress spent $992,478 on operating expenditures including $372,000 for media purchases with Mentzer Media Services (MD); $243,580 for salaries/administrative; $50,000 with Acquire Digital for advertising; $41,000 for airfare; $19,890 with Savanna Communications (DC) for media production; $29,039 with McLaughlin & Associates (VA) and Jackson-Alvarez Group (VA) for survey research; among others.

In the Republican primary, Cantor is running against David Brat, in Virginia’s 7th District. Brat has reported raising $89,611 and spending $47,193 through May 21st.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

  • Bruno’s Beach

    Some claim that particular forms of collectivism, such as “democratic socialism” will eliminate the problem of who decides for whom.

  • TycheSD

    The imbalance in money of Cantor versus Brat is disgusting.

  • On Guard! Mosin Nagant

    Where unleashed along with the courage and industry that liberty begets, competition has been proven to best motivate genius and creativity

  • Chaz22

    As I have read, Cantor is very good at making money. It seems to me there is a conspiracy going on . I really hate to say this –it gives me no comfort at all, but I really believe the truth is that it is a Jewish “understanding” , Koch brothers and all, that knowing the right people helps big-time . I don’t dislike Cantor, but sometimes I think he is not as innocent and sincere as he seems .

    • marco

      I am Jewish, I don’t understand what you’re saying. Are you saying people should not network and Aline with other people of the same political view points? Or its ok if they are Christian but not Jewish. Was George Bush good at raising money? Is that a Methodist “understanding” ?

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  • YONATAN C

    BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE FAILED THE POOR AND UNEMPLOYED MISERABLY. THEY HAVE INTENTIONALLY DELAYED AND POSTPONED THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION VOTE IN THE SENATE, UNTIL IT’S BECOME TOO LATE TO PASS. WHILE MILLIONS OF FAMILIES CONTINUE FACING EVICTION, HOME FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, THE TWO PARTIES HAVE WALKED AWAY FROM THE CRISIS. THEIR LACK OF COMPASSION AND COMMON DECENCY IS APPALLING. HOW CAN 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED, AND FINANCIALLY RUINED PEOPLE, BE LEFT HUNG OUT TO DRY IN THE WIND WITHOUT SUPPORT? WE EVEN RECENTLY HELPED THE UKRAINE WITH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN AID. WHAT ABOUT THESE FAMILIES HERE?

  • marco

    I am for Cantor. Don’t hate the player hate the game.

  • Five Guyz

    Without centralized control, it is impossible to force people to chase illusions such as “fair” income distribution and “social justice”.

  • David

    Cantor will be the Koch brothers next front man doing their dirty work. Boehner is proving himself unable to get the Boehner/Koch Keystone XL Pipeline approved and the Koch brothers are losing faith in Boehner fast. It is only a matter of time before Cantor becomes Boehner Jr and every bit as crooked. Boehner should be publically executed for the harm he has done to good American’s and for the damage he has done to the economy in his quest to satisfy the Koch brothers and other wealthy investors.

  • David

    When the people tire of crooked politicans they can take back Washington DC anytime they want. There is no one party any better than the other as they cheat us and steal from us everyday of our lives. There is no transparency in our government and the people have no say in any matters. The founding fathers of our country would roll over in disgust in their graves if they could see what modern politicans have done to this country. It is a sad state of affairs for what used to be the best country in the world.

  • opinionated1234

    No sir they need to get jobs for people not more entitlements! that is the problem with a socialist society…the government wants you on welfare….it gives them more control over you! Keep voting in democrats and you will get more of the same. Republicans have their hands tied and are trying to get the administration to provide jobs instead he is working against America. Closed down the coal industry, has tight control of the oil and gas industry, has forced small businesses to close because of government insurance and has forced big business to go to other countries because of the taxes in this country. And he won’t lower them to bring back jobs! . Put the blame where It belongs!

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