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Money Disclosed in Super PACs, Except One

New federal financial reports from Super PACs continue to show the use of hundreds of thousands of dollars from individuals for impacting on the 2014 elections. However, the big exception is $250,000 from an unknown source that a Super PAC has not identified.  

In a new filing from a Super PAC, New Republican.org reported it had receipts of $287,291 during April, of which $285,000 was contributed on April 24th by Californian John Jordan , CEO of Jordan Winery. The Super PAC spent $258,444 in April on independent expenditures supporting Monica Wehby, R-Ore., in the Oregon U.S. Senate race. The Super PAC was initially funded with $500,000 from members of the DeVos family.  

House GOP Touts Water Bill as a Sign of Thriving, Post-Earmark World

The water bill heading for a final vote is earmark free, after a long process and compromise from Shuster, left and Rahall, among others. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated, May 17, 3:31 p.m. |  The notion of passing a major infrastructure bill through the House and Senate without earmarks seemed, at first, unthinkable.  

After all, it's a highly dysfunctional Congress, there's an army of outside conservative groups ready to thwart legislation that doesn't meet their standards and members from both parties have complained an earmark moratorium is a reason it's tough to get anything done.