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Posted at 10:13 a.m. on Sept. 23, 2013
A national political action committee has raised almost $43 million this year, including more than $4 million during August, while other committees and candidates were relatively low in August fundraising.
ActBlue, a Democratic-oriented PAC, collects contributions from individuals who have earmarked the funds for specific candidates or committees, is averaging $5.4 million a month in receipts this year through the end of August.
During August the PAC reported it raised $4,138,075 and disbursed $3,440,291, with $3,246,338 being forwarded to candidates and committees. The PAC had $9 million in cash on hand at the end of August.
The PAC sent $697,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; $613,554 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee; $113,058 to Democracy for America; $102,593 to Off the Sidelines PAC; $85,525 to Nunn For Senate Inc. (candidate Michelle Nunn, D-Ga.); $76,764 to Romanoff for Congress (candidate Andrew Romanoff, D-Colo.); $76,447 to Progressive Change Campaign Committee; $63,650 to Hagan Victory Fund (Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.); $55,272 to Alison for Kentucky (candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Ky.); and Hagan Senate Committee Inc. (Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.); among others.
Individual donors who gave more than $200, came from California ($738,851), New York ($399,007), Texas ($215,162), Massachusetts ($212,295), and Florida ($19,838), among others.