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==2012 elections==
 
==2012 elections==
 
According to the ''Sunlight Foundation'', Congressional Leadership Fund spent $9,450,237 on the 2012 elections. Of those funds, 58.05 percent achieved the desired result, based on ''Sunlight Foundation'' analysis.<ref>[http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2012/return_on_investment/ ''Sunlight Foundation'' "Outside spenders' return on investment," November 14, 2012]</ref>
 
According to the ''Sunlight Foundation'', Congressional Leadership Fund spent $9,450,237 on the 2012 elections. Of those funds, 58.05 percent achieved the desired result, based on ''Sunlight Foundation'' analysis.<ref>[http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2012/return_on_investment/ ''Sunlight Foundation'' "Outside spenders' return on investment," November 14, 2012]</ref>
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''Open Secrets'' also analyzed the success of 2012 general election cycle spending:<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/detail.php?cmte=C00504530&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Congressional Leadership Fund," accessed July 22, 2013]</ref>
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[[File:Congressional Leadership Fund 2012.JPG|center|375px|thumb|The success rate of Congressional Leadership Fund's 2012 spending.]]
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===Endorsed candidates===
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Congressional Leadership Fund spent no money in support of candidates in the 2012 elections:<ref name="os"/>
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===Targeted candidates===
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Congressional Leadership opposed the following candidates in 2012:<ref name="os"/>
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* [[Betty Sutton]] ([[Ohio's 16th congressional district elections, 2012|OH-16]])
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* [[Pete Gallego]] ([[Texas' 23rd congressional district elections, 2012|TX-23]])
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* [[Kathy Hochul]] ([[New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|NY-27]])
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* [[Brad Schneider]] ([[Illinois' 10th congressional district elections, 2012|IL-10]])
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* [[Pat Kreitlow]] ([[Wisconsin's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|WI-07]])
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* [[Shelley Adler]] ([[New Jersey's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|NJ-02]])
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* [[Kyrsten Sinema]] ([[Arizona's 9th congressional district elections, 2012|AZ-09]])
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* [[Mike McIntyre]] ([[North Carolina's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|NC-07]])
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* [[Lois Capps]] ([[California's 24th congressional district elections, 2012|CA-24]])
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* [[Leonard Boswell]] ([[Iowa's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012|IA-03]])
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* [[Gary McDowell]] ([[Michigan's 1st congressional district elections, 2012|MI-01]])
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* [[John Barrow]] ([[Georgia's 12th congressional district elections, 2012|GA-12]])
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* [[Val Demings]] ([[Florida's 10th congressional district elections, 2012|FL-10]])
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* [[David Gill]] ([[Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2012|IL-13]])
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===Expenditures===
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In the 2012 elections Congressional Leadership Fund spent a grand total of $9,450,223, all of it in opposition of Democratic candidates.
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<ref name="os">[http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/recips.php?cmte=C00504530&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Congressional Leadership Fund Recipients, 2012," accessed July 22, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable" margin-right: 3px; margin-top: 3px; margin-bottom:3px; margin-left:3px; style="background:none; width:600px;"
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! colspan="8" align="center" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" | Top 10 largest '''Congressional Leadership Fund''' expenditures in 2012<ref name="os"/>
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|-
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Candidate
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Party
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | State
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Office
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Total
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | For
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Against
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Desired Result
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|-
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| [[Betty Sutton]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|OH||House||$2,743,676||$0||$2,743,676||[[Image:Yes.png|center]]
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|-
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| [[Pete Gallego]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|TX||House||$1,093,933||$0||$1,093,933||[[Image:No.png|center]]
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|-
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| [[Kathy Hochul]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|NY||House||$890,366||$0||$890,366||[[Image:Yes.png|center]]
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|-
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| [[Brad Schneider]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|IL||House||$829,421||$0||$829,421||[[Image:No.png|center]]
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|-
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| [[Pat Kreitlow]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|WI||House||$675,072||$0||$675,072||[[Image:Yes.png|center]]
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|-
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| [[Shelley Adler]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|NJ||House||$627,114||$0||$627,114||[[Image:Yes.png|center]]
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|-
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| [[Kyrsten Sinema]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|AZ||House||$572,747||$0||$572,747||[[Image:No.png|center]]
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|-
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| [[Mike McIntyre]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|NC||House||$520,030||$0||$520,030||[[Image:No.png|center]]
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|-
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| [[Lois Capps]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|CA||House||$512,378||$0||$512,378||[[Image:No.png|center]]
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|-
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| [[Leonard Boswell]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|IA||House||$438,336||$0||$438,336||[[Image:Yes.png|center]]
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|}
  
 
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===Campaign ads===
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===Donors===
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====Organizations====
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The top 5 donors to Congressional Leadership Fund during the 2012 election cycle were:<ref name="os2">[http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/contrib.php?cmte=C00504530&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Top Organizations Donating to Congressional Leadership Fund, 2012," accessed July 22, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable" margin-right: 3px; margin-top: 3px; margin-bottom:3px; margin-left:3px; style="background:none; width:600px;"
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! colspan="4" align="center" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |  Top 5 Donors to Congressional Leadership Fund, 2012<ref name="os2"/>
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|-
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Occupation/Employer
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Total
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | From Individuals
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | From Organizations
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|-
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|Adelson Drug Clinic||$2,500,000||$2,500,000||$0
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|-
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|Chevron Corp||$2,500,000||$0||$2,500,000
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|-
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|Las Vegas Sands||$2,500,000||$2,500,000||$0
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|-
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|Perry Homes||$1,000,000||$1,000,000||$0
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|-
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|Schweitzer Engineering Labs||$300,000||$300,000||$0
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|}
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====Industries====
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The top 5 industries donating to Congressional Leadership Fund during the 2012 election cycle were<ref name="os3">[http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/indus.php?cmte=C00504530&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Contributions to Congressional Leadership Fund Industry Breakdown, 2012," accessed July 22, 2013]</ref>:
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{| class="wikitable" margin-right: 3px; margin-top: 3px; margin-bottom:3px; margin-left:3px; style="background:none; width:600px;"
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! colspan="4" align="center" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |  Top 5 Donors to Congressional Leadership Fund, 2012<ref name="os3"/>
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|-
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Industry
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Total
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | From Individuals
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | From Organizations
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|-
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|Oil & Gas||$2,570,000||$50,000||$2,520,000
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|-
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|Health Professionals||$2,552,500||$2,525,000||$27,500
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|-
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|Casinos/Gambling||$2,500,000||$2,500,000||$0
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|-
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|Home Builders||$1,000,000||$1,000,000||$0
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|-
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|Securities & Investment||$557,500||$495,000||$62,500
 
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|}
  

Revision as of 10:44, 22 July 2013

Congressional Leadership Fund
President:Brian Walsh
Chairman:Norm Coleman
Party:Republican
Year created:2011
Website:Official website

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The Congressional Leadership Fund is conservative a Super PAC. It was started in October 2011 to "support candidates who promote the values of the center right majority."[1] The organization is "focused solely and exclusively on maintaining the Republican majority in the House of Representatives."[1]

The organization is seen as not ascribing to the Tea Party vision,[2] and CLF Board Member Vin Weber stated: "It's important to also maintain some breadth to the Republican message because there are places in the country where a very conservative Republican simply can't compete and a truly national party has to be able to be at least somewhat competitive everywhere."[2]

2012 elections

According to the Sunlight Foundation, Congressional Leadership Fund spent $9,450,237 on the 2012 elections. Of those funds, 58.05 percent achieved the desired result, based on Sunlight Foundation analysis.[3] Open Secrets also analyzed the success of 2012 general election cycle spending:[4]

The success rate of Congressional Leadership Fund's 2012 spending.

Endorsed candidates

Congressional Leadership Fund spent no money in support of candidates in the 2012 elections:[5]

Targeted candidates

Congressional Leadership opposed the following candidates in 2012:[5]

Expenditures

In the 2012 elections Congressional Leadership Fund spent a grand total of $9,450,223, all of it in opposition of Democratic candidates. [5]

Top 10 largest Congressional Leadership Fund expenditures in 2012[5]
Candidate Party State Office Total For Against Desired Result
Betty Sutton Democratic Party OH House $2,743,676 $0 $2,743,676
Yes.png
Pete Gallego Democratic Party TX House $1,093,933 $0 $1,093,933
No.png
Kathy Hochul Democratic Party NY House $890,366 $0 $890,366
Yes.png
Brad Schneider Democratic Party IL House $829,421 $0 $829,421
No.png
Pat Kreitlow Democratic Party WI House $675,072 $0 $675,072
Yes.png
Shelley Adler Democratic Party NJ House $627,114 $0 $627,114
Yes.png
Kyrsten Sinema Democratic Party AZ House $572,747 $0 $572,747
No.png
Mike McIntyre Democratic Party NC House $520,030 $0 $520,030
No.png
Lois Capps Democratic Party CA House $512,378 $0 $512,378
No.png
Leonard Boswell Democratic Party IA House $438,336 $0 $438,336
Yes.png

Campaign ads


"Out of Touch"

"Busy Betty"

"Folks"

"Where"

"Closer Look"

"Too Much"

"Look"

"Continued"

"Sutton Works for Pelosi"

Donors

Organizations

The top 5 donors to Congressional Leadership Fund during the 2012 election cycle were:[6]

Top 5 Donors to Congressional Leadership Fund, 2012[6]
Occupation/Employer Total From Individuals From Organizations
Adelson Drug Clinic $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $0
Chevron Corp $2,500,000 $0 $2,500,000
Las Vegas Sands $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $0
Perry Homes $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0
Schweitzer Engineering Labs $300,000 $300,000 $0

Industries

The top 5 industries donating to Congressional Leadership Fund during the 2012 election cycle were[7]:

Top 5 Donors to Congressional Leadership Fund, 2012[7]
Industry Total From Individuals From Organizations
Oil & Gas $2,570,000 $50,000 $2,520,000
Health Professionals $2,552,500 $2,525,000 $27,500
Casinos/Gambling $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $0
Home Builders $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0
Securities & Investment $557,500 $495,000 $62,500

Connections

Some have raised concerns that many super PACs are not truly independent from candidates or parties.[8] The Congressional Leadership Fund has come under this criticism, as some see the organization as too closely linked to the Republican party and its candidates.[2][9] CLF President Brian Walsh is former political director of the National Republican Congressional Committee,[1] and the CLF launch event featured half a dozen Republican congressmen and party leaders.[2][1] A political lawyer commented of Super PACs like CLF: "Yeah, they are starting to look a lot like a party vehicle."[2] CLF Chairman Norm Coleman, however, said the Super PAC can effectively assist candidates without needing to coordinate directly with their campaigns.[2]

Recent news

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