political action committee

PAC, Founded by Scott Brown, Moves Money to New Hampshire

Funds from a political action committee founded by former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass.,  were given in March to eighteen party committees in New Hampshire, where Brown is now a U.S. Senate candidate.  

The PAC reported it contributed $29,000 in March, mostly on March 13th, to 18 local party committees in New Hampshire. The expenditures were marked as "nonfederal contribution." The committee also gave $10,000 on March 26th to Brown's then exploratory committee, New Hampshire for Scott Brown. The committee also gave $5,000 on February 24th and $5,000 on March 11th to the New Hampshire Republican State Committee.  

Sarah PAC Increases Giving to U.S. Senate Candidates

The federal political action committee of former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin  has had sudden surge in giving to U.S. Senate candidates around the country.  

Sarah PAC, reported  it had receipts of $430,217 and disbursements of $461,368 during the first quarter of the year, leaving $1,086,533 cash on hand as of March 31st.  

Google Inc. NetPAC Has Record Giving Month

The political action committee of a major Internet services and products company has increased its political contributions to a new high.  

Google Inc. NetPAC reported today it had giving $174,500 to federal candidates and committees during February. Previously, their high month was September 2012, when the PAC gave $165,500 to federal candidates and committees.  

Senior Executives in Koch Industries and Subsidiaries Fuel PAC

Corporate executives of Koch Industries and forty-one subsidiaries contributed over a quarter of a million dollars to its PAC during February, surprisingly none were named Koch.  

Four hundred and sixty-six employees, and a few spouses, contributed $250,912 to the Koch Industries Inc. PAC during February, including 27 that gave the $5,000 maximum. Another $32,061 was raised in small unitemized contributions of $200 or less.  

Honda Posts Policy on Political Activities

A major international automobile maker has joined a growing list of companies that have established disclosure measures to make transparent the company's political activities policy and any political activities in which it participates.  

The Honda North America policy governs political activities and disclosure in the United States. Honda does not maintain a political action committee (PAC), but it encourages dealers to contribute to a trade association PAC, the Automotive Free International Trade PAC.  

Hess Corporation Builds New Pipeline for Political Contributions

An American oil company, whose former executives moved secret money to President Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign, has set up a political action committee to give contributions to federal candidates and committees.  

The Hess Corporation Political Action Committee (Hess PAC)  registered  with the Federal Election Commission, listing Eric Fishman in New York as the treasurer. The PAC will collect donations from employees, give contributions to candidates, and disclose the activity.  

Hot Topics Bring Contributions to Capitol Hill

When issues become hot topics for legislation or oversight by members of Congress, campaign contributions tend to flow to Capitol Hill.  

Early filings of January financial activity by companies and organizations with political action committees (PACs) show that American Crystal Sugar Company PAC and Comcast Corporation/NBCUniversal PAC-Federal were in the top group of contributors. Campaign finance reports are due to be filed by close of business Thursday.