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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.  

Super PAC Spends $1 Million Against Thom Tillis

A Democratic-oriented super PAC reported late Friday that it has spent over $1 million against a Republican U.S. Senate candidate.  

The Senate Majority Fund  reported that it spent $1,018,130 against Thom Tillis , R-N.C., in the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina. The Super PAC reported paying $999,000 on 3/26 to Waterfront Strategies (DC) for media buys as independent expenditures opposing Tillis. The PAC also paid $19,130 on 3/26 to SKDKnickerbocker (DC) for media production costs as an independent expenditure against Tillis.