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==2012 elections==
As of March 31, 2012, American Bridge had raised $5,788,187 and spent $4,514,458.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00492140&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "2012 PAC Summary Data," June 6, 2012]</ref>
According to the website ''Open Secrets'', American Bridge 21st Century spent $332,994 on the 2012 elections. Those funds were used to oppose four candidates, all of whom did not win election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/detail.php?cmte=C00492140&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "American Bridge 21st Century," accessed July 9, 2013]</ref>
[[File:American Bridge 21st Century 2012.jpg|center|375px|thumb|The success rate of American Bridge 21st Century's 2012 spending.]]
===Targeted candidates===
===Targeted candidates===

Revision as of 12:07, 9 July 2013

American Bridge 21st Century
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Super PACs

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American Bridge 21st Century is a Super PAC focused on comparing Republicans' campaign promises to their performance in office. The organization does this primarily through videos and news releases.[1] One strategist has called American Bridge "a clearinghouse for opposition research."[2]

American Bridge works closely with House Majority PAC and other Democratic Super PACs; Communications Director Chris Harris said, "Our research helps to inform their polling; their polling helps us decide where we want to do our media hits."[2] Their research includes finding old video footage of Republican candidates, scrutinizing speeches, capturing new footage on the campaign trail,[2] and delving into public records.[3]


American Bridge was started by David Brock, founder of watchdog organization Media Matters. The two organizations share a fundraising firm and many donors.[2]

As of early 2012, American Bridge had 50 employees.[2]

2012 elections

According to the website Open Secrets, American Bridge 21st Century spent $332,994 on the 2012 elections. Those funds were used to oppose four candidates, all of whom did not win election in 2012.[4]

The success rate of American Bridge 21st Century's 2012 spending.

Targeted candidates

According to its website, American Bridge "monitored" the following candidates in 2012[5]:

Name State Office
Mitt Romney President
Rob Portman Vice President
Tim Pawlenty Vice President
Paul Ryan Vice President
Marco Rubio Vice President
Scott Brown Massachusetts Senator
Connie Mack Florida Senator
George LeMieux Florida Senator
Allen West Florida Representative
Josh Mandel Ohio Senator
George Allen Virginia Senator
Denny Rehberg Montana Senator
Tommy Thompson Wisconsin Senator
Dean Heller Nevada Senator
John Brunner Missouri Senator
Todd Akin Missouri Senator
Sarah Steelman Missouri Senator
Richard Mourdock Indiana Senator



The top 5 donors to the American Bridge 21st Century as of June 21, 2012, were as follows.[6]

Name Total
AFSCME $575,000
InterSystems Corp $250,000
American Bridge 21st Century Foundation $246,340
Escription Inc $200,000
Service Employees International Union $200,000


The top 5 industries donating to the American Bridge 21st Century as of June 21, 2012, were as follows.[7]

Sector Total
Retired $1,102,500
Misc Finance $675,000
Public Sector Unions $675,000
Computers/Internet $460,000
Business Services $435,000


January 2012 video about Rob Cornilles

June 2012 video about Denny Rehberg

June 2012 video about Josh Mandel

Recent news

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