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October 25, 2014

PACs Report Their Biggest Month for Giving

Several political action committees of major companies, unions, and issue groups reported their highest levels of monthly giving this cycle for contributions to candidates and political committees.

With primaries underway, some general election candidates already identified, and Congress still in session, several PACs reported May was their largest month for giving this cycle. PACs filing monthly disclosure reports must file on or before June 20th.

The NEA Fund for Children and Public Education gave out $307,500 during May, their largest giving month this cycle. From January 1, 2013 through May 2014, they had receipts of $2,898,671 leaving $1,752,357 cash on hand. About 86% of their contributions go to Democrats. This percentage includes contributions to candidates, leadership PACs, national party committees, and other party-related committees.

The Exxon Mobil Corporation PAC gave $281,250. This cycle they raised $1,375,529, and have $587,706 cash on hand. About 83% of their contributions go to Republicans.

The Home Depot Inc. PAC gave out $280,500. This cycle they raised $2,203,291. They give about 75% of their contributions to Republicans.

The PAC of the Credit Union National Association gave out $229,000. This cycle they raised $3,035,732. They give about 52% of their contributions to Democrats.

The Club for Growth PAC gave out $214,437 during May. This cycle they raised $1,576,145. They give 100% of their contributions to Republicans.

The United Parcel Service Inc. PAC gave out $206,450 during May. This cycle they have raised $2,751,37 and have $759,943 cash on hand. They give about 66% of their contributions to Republicans.

Other PACs that gave out a large amount of contributions in May, but had given out a larger monthly amount earlier in the cycle, include:

The Honeywell International PAC gave out $418,051 during May. This cycle they have raised $5,996,527 and have $1,330,828 cash on hand. They give about 57% of their contributions to Republicans.

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Active Ballot Club gave out $280,625 during May. This cycle they raised $8,092,994 and have $5,898,534 cash on hand. They give 100% of their contributions to Democrats.

The New York Life Insurance Company PAC gave out $262,500. This cycle thy raised $2,091,856 and have $945,101 cash on hand. They give about 51% of their contributions to Republicans.

The National Beer Wholesalers Association PAC gave out $248,500 during May. This cycle they raised $3,578,747 and have $968,080 cash on hand. They give about 58% of  their contributions to Republicans.

The Engineers Political Education Committee gave out $245,291. This cycle they raised $4,031,373. They give about 80% to Democrats.

The National Association of Realtors PAC gave out $217,180 in May. This cycle they have raised $7,926,946. They give about 51% of their contributions to Republicans. They also reported a $640,277 payment in May to the association for PAC operating expenses.

The AT&T Inc. Federal PAC gave out $211,350 during May. This cycle they have raised 2,530,254 and have $192,992 cash on hand. They give about 63% of their contributions to Republicans.

The American Medical Association PAC gave out $201,800 in May. This cycle they have raised $1,761,489 and have $1,061,799 cash on hand. They give about 64% of their contributions to Republicans.

The American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees PEOPLE gave out $200,250 during May. This cycle they have raised $12,405,250 and have $5,779,289 cash on hand. They give 99% of their contributions to Democrats.

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