PACs Sweeten Congressional Campaign Accounts
Posted at 10:14 a.m. on April 5
American Crystal Sugar Company PAC reported it gave out $152,500 in contributions to 42 members and accounts during March. The FARM TRUST (Freshman Agriculture Republican Members Trust) received $17,500. Thirteen members received $5,000 each, and twenty-eight received $2,500 each. The PAC has $871,505 cash on hand as of 3/31. In the 2011-2012 cycle, the PAC gave out $2.3 million to campaigns and committees. See PAC profile.
The Machinists Non Partisan Political League of the international Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers reported it gave out $125,000 to federal candidates and committees during March. This included $5,000 to Elizabeth Colbert Busch for her special primary. The PAC also gave $100,000 to the Presidential Inaugural Committee, and $50,000 to the Democratic Governors Association. The PAC made charitable contributions to the Aerospace States Assn. $2,500; the Families & Friends of Missing Persons $5,000; and Goats for the Old Goat $5,000. In the 2011-2012 cycle the PAC gave out $2.75 million to candidates and committees. See PAC profile.
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