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After Cantor Shock, Independent Expenditures Resume (Updated)

Updated 8:00pm  The day after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss, major national organizations quickly resumed making large independent expenditures for and against candidates in the 2014 elections.  

Those making independent expenditures on June 11th include American Crossroads  spending $461K, the American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees PEOPLE  spending $652K, and the National Association of Realtors Congressional Fund  spending $400K.  Other spending included $600K spent by the Club for Growth Action, and $500K spent by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. American Crossroads spent $460,730 on independent expenditures opposing Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska. This included $423,000 to Mentzer Media for TV and media placement; $20,000 to IMGE LLC for online advertising, and $17,730 to McCarthy Hennings Walen Inc. for TV and Media production.  

Conservative Super PAC Goes After Durbin

A conservative Super PAC has reported spending over $300,000 on media ads against Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., who is up for re-election this year.  

Americas PAC  reported  it had receipts of $400,000 and disbursement of $383,596 between April 1st and June 4th. The PAC has $22,202 cash on hand as of June 4th.  

Republican Super PAC Raises Over $5 Million From Big Donors

A Republican Super PAC has raised $5.2 million in the first quarter of the year from 24 donors.  

American Crossroads , a Republican-oriented Super PAC, reported  it had receipts of $5,238,249 and disbursements of $613,597 during the first quarter. Twenty-four donors contributed a total of $5,237,500.  

Big Donors Add to War Chests of Super PACs

Individuals and organizations are continuing to add more funds to Super PACs for use on independent expenditures in the 2014 elections.  

New political finance reports covering February financial activity show wealthy individuals and organizations are strengthening the accounts of Super PACs with contributions of $100,000 or more.  

Club for Growth Action Gets $1 Million Donation

A conservative Super PAC has reported receiving a million donation from an investor.  

Club for Growth for Growth Action, a conservative Super PAC, has reported receiving $1 million on February 19th from Virginia James , an investor from Lambertville, New Jersey. She is a strong supporter of school vouchers and is one of the founders of Club for Growth. She is a major contributor to the Super PAC and gave $500,000 to the PAC in August 2013, and $1.2 million to the PAC in 2012.