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<blockquote>The operation is in seasoned hands. Longtime Reid strategist Rebecca Lambe and Reid’s former chief of staff, Susan McCue, are leading the charge — along with Craig Varoga, who runs the Patriot Majority. Two other veteran political operatives who once led the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee — J.B. Poersch and Jim Jordan — are also spearheading the effort, as are veteran Democratic fundraiser Monica Dixon and longtime Democratic attorney Marc Elias.</blockquote>
 
<blockquote>The operation is in seasoned hands. Longtime Reid strategist Rebecca Lambe and Reid’s former chief of staff, Susan McCue, are leading the charge — along with Craig Varoga, who runs the Patriot Majority. Two other veteran political operatives who once led the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee — J.B. Poersch and Jim Jordan — are also spearheading the effort, as are veteran Democratic fundraiser Monica Dixon and longtime Democratic attorney Marc Elias.</blockquote>
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==2014 elections==
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No independent expenditures have been made for or against candidates in the 2014 election cycle as of July 15, 2013.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/recips.php?cmte=C00484642&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets,'' "Majority PAC 2014 election cycle," Accessed July 15, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==2012 elections==
 
==2012 elections==

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Majority PAC
Party:Liberal
Website:Official website

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Majority PAC is a Super PAC. It was launched in 2011[1] and its goal is to maintain a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate and prevent a "radical Tea Party take-over."[2] The PAC is focused on 2012, in which 23 Democratic Senate seats are up for election, compared to 10 Republican seats.[3]

Background

Majority PAC was created in 2011 by Democratic strategists, including advisers to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in order to combat the conservative PACs.[1]

According to Politico[1]:

The operation is in seasoned hands. Longtime Reid strategist Rebecca Lambe and Reid’s former chief of staff, Susan McCue, are leading the charge — along with Craig Varoga, who runs the Patriot Majority. Two other veteran political operatives who once led the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee — J.B. Poersch and Jim Jordan — are also spearheading the effort, as are veteran Democratic fundraiser Monica Dixon and longtime Democratic attorney Marc Elias.

2014 elections

No independent expenditures have been made for or against candidates in the 2014 election cycle as of July 15, 2013.[4]

2012 elections

According to the Sunlight Foundation, the Majority PAC spent $37,477,541 on the 2012 elections. Of those funds, 87.86 percent achieved the desired result, based on Sunlight Foundation analysis.[5]

Pre-election

In October, Majority PAC reports raising $10.4 million in September and an additional $9.7 million through the middle of October.[6]

Expenditures

As of May 10, 2012, Majority PAC had spent a total of $937,846, $905,346 for Democrats and $32,500 against Republicans.[7]

The PAC has financed efforts to support certain candidates.[7]

Candidate Party State Office Expenditures
Kent Conrad Electiondot.png Democratic North Dakota Senate $32,444
Tim Kaine Electiondot.png Democratic Virginia Senate $228,518
Claire McCaskill Electiondot.png Democratic Missouri Senate $238,041
Ben Nelson* Electiondot.png Democratic Nebraska Senate $406,343
  • Nelson has announced he did not run for re-election in 2012.[8]

Targets

Majority PAC spent $32,500 against Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana,[7] who was defeated in the Republican primary on May 8.[9]

Donors

Organizations

As of April 21, 2012, the top 5 donors to the Majority PAC were[10]:

Top 5 Donors to FreedomWorks for America, 2012[10]
Occupation/Employer Total From Individuals From Organizations
Euclidean Capital $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $0
BLS Investments $300,000 $300,000 $0
Service Employees International Union $250,000 $0 $250,000
Shangri-La Entertainment $250,000 $250,000 $0
American Assn for Justice $200,000 $0 $200,000

Industries

As of April 21, 2012, the top 5 industries donating to the Majority PAC were[11]:

Top 5 Donors to FreedomWorks for America, 2012[11]
Industry Total From Individuals From Organizations
Misc Finance $1,600,000 $1,500,000 $100,000
Lawyers/Law Firms $460,000 $185,000 $275,000
Retired $300,750 $300,750 $0
Telecom Services & Equipment $300,000 $300,000 $0
TV/Movies/Music $280,000 $280,000 $0

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References