Conservative Super PAC Goes After Durbin
Posted at 3:08 p.m. on June 12
A conservative Super PAC has reported spending over $300,000 on media ads against Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., who is up for re-election this year.
Americas PAC reported it had receipts of $400,000 and disbursement of $383,596 between April 1st and June 4th. The PAC has $22,202 cash on hand as of June 4th.
The only donor during this period to the Super PAC was Richard Uihlein, CEO of Uline Corporation, an Illinois distributor of shipping and packaging materials. Uihlein contributed $400,000 on April 15th. In March, he gave $50,000.
From April through June 4th, the PAC reported spending $318,980 on media production and media placement of advertisements as independent expenditures opposing Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill. The PAC also spent $31,216 on media production and placement of advertisements as independent expenditures supporting U. S. House candidate Steven Dane Russell, R-Okla., a tea party supported candidate.
With this $400,000 contribution, Uihlein has gone over the $3 million mark in 2013-2014 contributions to super PACs. He has given $3,030,000 including $1,780,000 to Liberty Principles PAC; $500,000 to Club for Growth Action; $450,000 to Americas PAC; and $300,000 to Senate Conservatives Action. In the 2011-2012 cycle, he gave $1,890,000 to super PACs.