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September 22, 2014

Democratic Super PACs Raise More Than $5 Million

Several Democratic super PACs have received more than $5 million in new receipts this year, over half from labor union accounts, according to new financial reports filed Thursday.

The Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC, has reported receipts of $3,035,012 from Jan. 1 to June 30.

Major donors include numerous organizations: Massachusetts Teachers Association $700,000; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees $250,000; Priorities USA Action $250,000; Working for Working Americans $250,000; Home Health Advocacy Coalition $125,000; Engineers Political Education Committee $100,000; NEA Advocacy Fund $100,000; Service Employees International Union COPE $100,000; American Federation of Teachers COPE Voluntary $100,000; CFS II, Inc. (OK) $100,000; among others.

Major individual donors include: George Marcus (chairman, Marcus & Millichap Company, Calif.) $250,000; Jeffrey Katzenberg (CEO, Dream Works Animation, Calif.) $100,000; William Little (chairman, George Little Management LLC, N.Y.) $100,000; John Koza (retired, CA) $50,000; Wilkes & McHugh, P.A., Pa.) $50,000; among others.

Expenditures included $1,364,381 spent on independent expenditures against Massachusetts Republican Gabriel Gomez; $175,000 for strategic consulting services; $165,355 for research (including $124,105 paid to Peter D. Hart Research Associates); $107,656 for salaries; $100,100 for fundraising consulting services; $63,705 paid to Perkins Coie for legal services; among others.

House Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC, reported it had receipts of $1,463,126 for the period May 28 to June 30.

Major donors included several organizations including: The United Association of Journeyman & Apprentices of the Pipe Fitting Industry $150,000; United Steel Workers Political Action Fund $150,000; American Postal Workers Union Committee on Political Action $125,000; American Postal Workers Union Separate Segregated Account $125,000; International Association of Fire Fighters FIREPAC $100,000; United Food & Commercial Workers International Union Active Ballot Club $100,000; IBEW PAC Education Fund $100,000; among others.

Major individual donors included: Bernard Schwartz (chairman & CEO, BLS Investments LLC, N.Y.) $250,000; S. Donald Sussman (founder & chairman, Paloma Partners LLC, Maine) $250,000; among others.

Expenditures included $50,571 spent on independent expenditures against Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., including $48,202 for online advertising. The committee also spent $49,215 on salary: $44,167 n polling services; among others.

DGA Action, a Democratic super PAC reported it had receipts of $1,235,505 during June, including $1 million from the Democratic Governors Association, a Section 527 organization. A $500,000 contribution was received on June 11 and on June 26.

  • sassyj

    Wow why doesn’t the Massachusetts’ teacher’s union invest in the future of the children they teach in Massachusetts instead of working to get more money out of the tax payers for their slack work ethics. Aren’t any of you DA’s ashamed or is that word even in your vocabulary?

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