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February 6, 2016

Largest Lobbying Organization Spends $312K for U.S. Senate Leader


The organization that spends the most on lobbying Congress and the federal government, has reported spending $312,000 on behalf of the Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate, far more than the $10,000 their PAC could give in campaign contributions.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported on Friday to the Federal Election Commission that it had spent $312,650 on February 19th on independent expenditures supporting the 2014 re-election campaign Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

The Chamber paid $300,000 to Something Else Strategies in Easley, South Carolina, for TV and online advertisements running from February 19th to March 1st.

The Chamber also paid $12,650 to Fabrizio, Lee & Associates of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for survey research from February 19 to March 1st.

In December 2013, the US Chamber of Commerce reported it made $200,000 worth of independent expenditure ads supporting Sen. McConnell.

During 2013, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent almost $77 million on lobbying the federal government.

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

  • rchapin38

    The US Chamber of Commerce actions and contributions are detrimental to the United States. Senator McConnell is, in my opinion one of the worst senators ever to sit in the United States Senate.

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