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A Democratic-oriented Super PAC reported today it received $5 million from an individual for use in making independent expenditures in the 2014 elections.
The Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic-oriented Super PAC, reported it had receipts of $5.7 million from April 17th through April 30th. The major donor was Thomas Steyer, founder of Fahr LLC in San Francisco, California. Steyer gave the $5 million through his NextGen Action Committee. Steyer was also founder of the hedge fund Farallon Capital Management.
Steyer has reportedly stated he has budgeted $100 million for campaigns this year. Steyer is hosting Vice President Biden at a May 28th fundraising event at his San Francisco home. Steyer is an opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Other large donors included William Little, chairman of George Little Management LLC in New York, New York. Little gave $150,000.Matthew Collins, CEO of 1 Source Consulting (VA) gave $100,000. Mark Headley, chairman of Matthews International Capital Management (CA) gave $100,000.
During the period, the PAC spent $401,021 against Senate candidate Thom Tillis, R-S.C., and $317,832 against Scott Brown, R-N.H. The PAC also gave $188,000 to Put Alaska First PAC.
Another Democratic Super PAC, House Majority PAC, reported Full story
Two organizations that announced they would be making early independent expenditures for 2014 candidates have followed through and reported spending $747,469 in the last two days on independent expenditure advertisements.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported to the Federal Election Commission late today that it spent $550,000 on independent expenditures supporting three candidates in West Virginia, and Idaho. The Chamber paid Craft Media Digital $165,656 for TV advertisements and $34,344 for online advertisement supporting Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is running for the U.S. Senate. The Chamber paid Craft Media Digital $165,357 for TV advertisements and $34,643 for online advertisements supporting Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives. The Chamber paid $140,000 to Revolution Media for TV advertisements, and $10,000 for online advertisements supporting Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, who is seeking re-election.
The leadership PAC of Sen. Marco Rubio Full story