Service Employees International Union Committee On Political Education

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President:Mary Kay Henry
Website:Official Website
The Service Employees International Union Committee on Political Education, known as SEIU COPE, is the political action arm of the Service Employees International Union, a labor union representing 2.1 million workers in about 100 occupations in the United States and Canada. This PAC is considered liberal and supports mainly Democratic candidates.

SEIU COPE, in affiliation with the SEIU, represents the interests of health care (around 50% of the union's membership), including hospital, home care and nursing home workers, public services (government employees), and property services (including janitors and security officers)..

SEIU is based in Washington, D.C., and is structured into seven internal departments: Communications, Education, Human Rights, International Affairs, Organization, Political, and Research.[1]

2014 elections

According to data filed with the Federal Election Commission on June 20, 2013, SEIU COPE had $12,036,181.73 in cash on hand. Thus far during the 2014 election cycle, the PAC has made $1,047,364.02 in independent expenditures and raised $7,121,644.83.[2][3][4]

Targeted candidates

2012 elections

According to the Sunlight Foundation, SEIU COPE spent $13,684,286.84 on federal elections in 2012. Of those funds spent in the general election, 77.91% achieved the desired result. The organization supported 8 winning candidates of which 11.26% of funding went to and opposed 24 losing candidates of which 66.65% of funding went to. The information is based on analysis by the Sunlight Foundation .[5]

Open Secrets also analyzed the success of 2012 general election cycle spending:[6]

The success rate of SEIU COPE's 2012 spending.


SEIU COPE spent a grand total of $13,684,188 in the 2012 election. Of that money, $2,177,346.17 was spent for Democrats, $0 was against Democrats, $0 was for Republicans, and $11,506,940.67 was used against Republicans. [7]

Top 10 largest SEIU COPE expenditures in 2012[7]
Candidate Party State Office Total For Against Desired Result
Mitt Romney Republican Party N/A President $3,590,426.27 $0 $3,590,426.27
Barack Obama Democratic Party N/A President $1,134,896.39 $1,134,896.39 $0
George Allen Republican Party VA Senate $902,780,97 $0 $902,780.97
Tommy Thompson Republican Party WI Senate $810,504.58 $0 $810,504.58
Josh Mandel Republican Party OH Senate $777,782.69 $0 $777,782.69
James Renacci Republican Party OH House $535,073.38 $0 $535,073.38
Todd Akin Republican Party MO Senate $481,000.00 $0 $481,000.00
Dean Heller Republican Party NV Senate $323,766.89 $0 $323,766.89
Steve King Republican Party IA House $261,226.55 $0 $261,226,55
Keith Rothfus Republican Party PA House $255,674.73 $0 $255,674.73

Campaign ads & other media

October 2012 ad about Tommy Thompson

August 2011 -- SEIU Cope: "Get the Message"

External links

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