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FEC Summarizes First 15 Months of Campaign Activity for the 2013-2014 Election Cycle

Congressional candidates running in the 2013-2014 election cycle received $850.2 million and disbursed $478.6 million between January 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014, according to an analysis by the Federal Election Commission.

The 198 candidates running for Senate in 2014 – as well as in the 2013 and 2014 special elections – reported total receipts of $312.8 million, disbursements of $177.1 million, debts of $10 million and cash-on-hand of $185.4 million during the period.

Meanwhile, 1,226 candidates running for the House of Representatives in 2014 and in the 10 special elections during the 15-month period reported combined receipts of $537.4 million, disbursements of $301.5 million, debts of $56.9 million and cash-on-hand of $372.7 million through March 2014.

National, state and local political party committees reported combined receipts of $596.6 million in federal funds for the 15-month period, disbursements of $456 million, debts of $18.2 million and cash-on-hand of $155.3 million as of March 31, 2014.

Based on reports filed with the Commission during the same period, 7,025 federal PACs reported total receipts of $1.1 billion, disbursements of $951.5 million, debts of $20.9 million and combined cash-on-hand of $594.1 million. Contributions by PACs to congressional candidates seeking office in the 2013-2014 election cycle totaled $238.7 million as of March 31, 2014.

Also during the period, independent expenditures reported to the Commission in connection with congressional elections during the 2013-2014 election cycle totaled $50.5 million.

Independent Expenditure-Only Political Committees (Super PACs) accounted for $28.6 million of all independent expenditures disclosed to the Commission. Committees with Non-Contribution Accounts (Hybrid PACs) reported $1.5 million and other PACs reported $5.1 million. Independent expenditures made by persons other than political committees totaled $8.6 million, and party committees reported independent expenditures totaling $6.7 million.

Data summary tables for reports submitted to the Commission through March 31, 2014 are listed below for:

(Posted 07/17/2014; By Alex Knott)

 

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