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{{tnr}}{{Super PACs}}'''Independence USA''' is a [[Super PAC]] created by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2012.  The goal of the PAC is "to support candidates and referenda in local, state and Federal races across the country, with a focus on issues including gun laws, education policy and marriage equality. The effort will support moderates on both sides of the aisle – as well as independents –who have shown a willingness to work in a bi-partisan fashion. It will also target candidates who support– and oppose– efforts to crack down on illegal guns and reform education policy."<ref>[http://independenceusapac.org/ ''IndependenceUSAPAC.org'' "Main," Accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
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{{tnr}}{{Super PACs}}'''Independence USA''' is a [[Super PAC]] created by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2012.  The goal of the PAC is "to support candidates and referenda in local, state and Federal races across the country, with a focus on issues including gun laws, education policy and marriage equality. The effort will support moderates on both sides of the aisle – as well as independents –who have shown a willingness to work in a bi-partisan fashion. It will also target candidates who support– and oppose– efforts to crack down on illegal guns and reform education policy."<ref>[http://independenceusapac.org/ ''IndependenceUSAPAC.org'', "Main," accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==2014 elections==
 
==2014 elections==
According to the ''Sunlight Foundation'', Independence USA has spent $2,237,486.63 in the 2014 election cycle as of June 30, 2013.<ref name="sun">[http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/outside-spenders/2014/committee/independence-usa-pac/C00532705/#spending ''Sunlight Foundation'' "Outside spenders," Accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
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According to the ''Sunlight Foundation'', Independence USA has spent $2,237,486.63 in the 2014 election cycle as of June 30, 2013.<ref name="sun">[http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/outside-spenders/2014/committee/independence-usa-pac/C00532705/#spending ''Sunlight Foundation'', "Outside spenders," accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
 
===Endorsed===
 
===Endorsed===
As of June 30, 2013, Independence USA has spent $833,614.02 to support Democrat [[Robin Kelly]] in her bid to retain her [[Illinois' 2nd Congressional District]] seat in the 2014 election cycle.  The expenses include direct mailers and media buys.<ref name="sun">[http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/outside-spenders/2014/committee/independence-usa-pac/C00532705/#spending ''Sunlight Foundation'' "Outside spenders," Accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
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As of June 30, 2013, Independence USA has spent $833,614.02 to support Democrat [[Robin Kelly]] in her bid to retain her [[Illinois' 2nd Congressional District]] seat in the 2014 election cycle.  The expenses include direct mailers and media buys.<ref name="sun">[http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/outside-spenders/2014/committee/independence-usa-pac/C00532705/#spending ''Sunlight Foundation'', "Outside spenders," accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
 
===Targeted===
 
===Targeted===
As of June 30, 2013, Independence USA has spent $1,403,872.61 to oppose Democrat Deborah Halvorson's bid to represent [[Illinois' 2nd Congressional District]] in the 2014 election cycle.  The expenses include direct mailers and media buys.<ref name="sun">[http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/outside-spenders/2014/committee/independence-usa-pac/C00532705/#spending ''Sunlight Foundation'' "Outside spenders," Accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
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As of June 30, 2013, Independence USA has spent $1,403,872.61 to oppose Democrat Deborah Halvorson's bid to represent [[Illinois' 2nd Congressional District]] in the 2014 election cycle.  The expenses include direct mailers and media buys.<ref name="sun">[http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/outside-spenders/2014/committee/independence-usa-pac/C00532705/#spending ''Sunlight Foundation'', "Outside spenders," accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==2012 elections==
 
==2012 elections==
According to the ''Sunlight Foundation'', Independence USA spent $8,230,464.22 in the 2012 election cycle.  Of those funds, 46.09 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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According to the ''Sunlight Foundation'', Independence USA spent $8,230,464.22 in the 2012 election cycle.  Of those funds, 46.09 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>
  
''Open Secrets'' also analyzed the success of 2012 general election cycle spending:<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/detail.php?cmte=C00484287&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "AFL-CIO Workers' Voices PAC," accessed July 8, 2013]</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=C00484287&cycle=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "AFL-CIO Workers' Voices PAC," accessed July 8, 2013]</ref>
 
[[File:Independence USA PAC 2012.PNG|center|375px|thumb|The success rate of Independence USA PAC's 2012 spending.]]
 
[[File:Independence USA PAC 2012.PNG|center|375px|thumb|The success rate of Independence USA PAC's 2012 spending.]]
  
 
===Expenditures===
 
===Expenditures===
In the 2012 election cycle, the Independence PAC spent a grand total of $8,230,464.22: $5,113,575.51 for Democrats, $296,161.40 against Democrats, $2,080,927.42 for Republicans, and  $739,799.89 against Republicans.<ref name="os">[http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/outside-spending-2012/committee/independence-usa-pac/C00532705/#spending ''Sunlight Foundation'' "Outside Spending 2012," Accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
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In the 2012 election cycle, the Independence PAC spent a grand total of $8,230,464.22: $5,113,575.51 for Democrats, $296,161.40 against Democrats, $2,080,927.42 for Republicans, and  $739,799.89 against Republicans.<ref name="os">[http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/outside-spending-2012/committee/independence-usa-pac/C00532705/#spending ''Sunlight Foundation'', "Outside Spending 2012," accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===Donors===
 
===Donors===
 
====Organizations====
 
====Organizations====
According to ''Open Secrets'', one organization, The City of New York, New York, donated $10,004,235 to Independence USA, with $10,004,235 coming from individuals.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/contrib.php?cmte=C00532705&type=T ''Open Secrets'' "Organizations," Accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
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According to ''OpenSecrets.org'', one organization, The City of New York, New York, donated $10,004,235 to Independence USA, with $10,004,235 coming from individuals.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/contrib.php?cmte=C00532705&type=T ''Open Secrets'', "Organizations," accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
 
====Industries====
 
====Industries====
According to ''Open Secrets'', one industry, civil servants/public officials, donated $10,004,235 to Inpendence USA, with $10,004,235 coming from individuals.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/indus.php?cmte=C00532705&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Industry," Accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
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According to ''OpenSecrets.org'', one industry, civil servants/public officials, donated $10,004,235 to Inpendence USA, with $10,004,235 coming from individuals.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/indus.php?cmte=C00532705&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Industry," accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://independenceusapac.org/ Official Independence USA PAC website]
 
*[http://independenceusapac.org/ Official Independence USA PAC website]
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*[https://projects.propublica.org/free-the-files/committees/independence-usa-pac Free the Files profile at ProPublica]
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*[http://projects.wsj.com/super-pacs/#/2012/committees/C00532705 Spending profile at ''The Wall Street Journal'' (2012)]
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==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 06:20, 9 May 2014




Independence USA
Year created:2012
Website:http://independenceusapac.org/

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Independence USA is a Super PAC created by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2012. The goal of the PAC is "to support candidates and referenda in local, state and Federal races across the country, with a focus on issues including gun laws, education policy and marriage equality. The effort will support moderates on both sides of the aisle – as well as independents –who have shown a willingness to work in a bi-partisan fashion. It will also target candidates who support– and oppose– efforts to crack down on illegal guns and reform education policy."[1]

2014 elections

According to the Sunlight Foundation, Independence USA has spent $2,237,486.63 in the 2014 election cycle as of June 30, 2013.[2]

Endorsed

As of June 30, 2013, Independence USA has spent $833,614.02 to support Democrat Robin Kelly in her bid to retain her Illinois' 2nd Congressional District seat in the 2014 election cycle. The expenses include direct mailers and media buys.[2]

Targeted

As of June 30, 2013, Independence USA has spent $1,403,872.61 to oppose Democrat Deborah Halvorson's bid to represent Illinois' 2nd Congressional District in the 2014 election cycle. The expenses include direct mailers and media buys.[2]

2012 elections

According to the Sunlight Foundation, Independence USA spent $8,230,464.22 in the 2012 election cycle. Of those funds, 46.09 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 Independence USA PAC's 2012 spending.

Expenditures

In the 2012 election cycle, the Independence PAC spent a grand total of $8,230,464.22: $5,113,575.51 for Democrats, $296,161.40 against Democrats, $2,080,927.42 for Republicans, and $739,799.89 against Republicans.[5]

Top 8 largest Independence USA PAC expenditures in 2012[5]
Candidate Party State Office Total For Against Desired Result
Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic Party CA House $3,000,423 $3,000,423 $0
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Val Demings Democratic Party FL House $2,076,888 $2,076,888 $0
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Andrew Roraback Republican Party CT House $1,117,446 $1,117,446 $0
No.png
Robert Dold Republican Party IL House $963,477 $963,477 $0
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Ann Marie Buerkle Republican Party NY House $460,849 $0 $460,849
Yes.png
Joe Baca Democratic Party CA House $296,160 $0 $296,160
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Daniel Webster Republican Party FL House $278,949 $0 $278,949
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Dan Maffei Democratic Party NY House $36,262 $36,262 0
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Donors

Organizations

According to OpenSecrets.org, one organization, The City of New York, New York, donated $10,004,235 to Independence USA, with $10,004,235 coming from individuals.[6]

Industries

According to OpenSecrets.org, one industry, civil servants/public officials, donated $10,004,235 to Inpendence USA, with $10,004,235 coming from individuals.[7]

Recent news

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External links


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