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Political action committees of trade associations gave almost $15 million to federal candidates, political parties and other committees during the first quarter of 2013. Republicans received 63% of those funds.
In the 2011-2012 cycle trade association PACs gave $148,828,176 with $102,215,973 (69%) going to Republicans and $46,254,766 (31%) going to Democrats.
The 280 trade association PACs gave $14,894,284 to federal candidates, leadership PACs, national party committees and other party-related committees in the first three months of 2013. Republicans received $9,398,103 (63%) and Democrats received $5,491,465 (37%).
Here are the top 10 trade association PACs in the first quarter:
The National Multi Housing Council PAC gave $263,160 with 55% going to Republicans.
For a full ranking of trade association PACs use Political MoneyLine’s Top Trade Assn. PACs search.
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