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Tom Ridge Starts New Political Action Committee

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge has set up a new political organization, organized under Section 527 of the I.R.S. Code.  

RPG PAC  was established on June 10th with the contact person listed as Pamela Curtis, chief administrative officer at the Ridge Policy Group. Louis Schiazza of Merves, Amon & Barsz LLC, in Media, Pennsylvania, is the treasurer.  

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.  

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.  

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.  

Steel Workers Support One of Their Own

Rep. Mike Michaud

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.