Largest PAC Raised $5 Million in February
Posted at 9:35 a.m. on March 19, 2013
The largest federal PAC, ActBlue, a Democratic-aligned PAC specializing in earmarked contributions, reported it raised $5,258,274 during February, leaving $8,140,302 cash on hand as of 2/28. The PAC listed a quarter of a million contributions. California donors gave $880,636, New York donors gave $571,532, Massachusetts donors gave $461,256, Texas donors gave $260,294, Florida donors gave $219,649. The PAC forwarded $4.8 million in earmarked contributions on to candidates and committees. The DCCC received $1,513,188. The DSCC received $911,390. Betsy Markey (D-CO) received $436,141. During the 2011-2012 cycle ActBlue raised over $150 million.
Other large PACs filing to report February activity included Pfizer Inc. PAC which gave out $174,000 to federal candidates and committees. The General Electric Company gave out $169,500. The American Bankers Association PAC gave out $158,500. The Engineers Political Education Committee gave out $127,500. Supervalu Inc. PAC gave out $120,000. BAE Systems Inc. PAC gave out $116,000. The United Food and Commercial Workers Int’l. Union Active Ballot Club gave out $101,100 to federal candidates and committees.
The filing date for monthly reports covering February activity is Wednesday, March 20th.