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$10K+ Donations to PACs

Here are large donations that PACs recently reported to the State Board of Elections:

Common Good Virginia
  • $10,000 from Anthem
  • $10,000 from DLA Piper
Mid-Atlantic Laborers' Political Education Fund
  • $15,934 from Laborers Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizing Coalition
VIEW ALL RECENT LARGE DONATIONS TO PACS

State law requires non-candidate political committees to report any single donation of $10,000 or more within three business days.

10/22/2014

Local Candidate Disclosures

VPAP has posted campaign finance reports for three cities/counties holding local elections this November. These reports, which were due Oct. 15, update totals raised through Sept. 30.

This integrated data allows a number of sorts, including:

  • Sorting a committee's donors by occupation
  • Viewing a committee's donors by locality and ZIP code
  • Seeing each contributor's complete donor history back to 1997

Arlington County Board

Suffolk City Council

Virginia Beach City Council

Later this week, VPAP will post reports for Portsmouth City Council.

10/20/2014

New Independent Expenditures

VPAP has posted the latest federal independent expenditures in Virginia's Senate and House races.

Senate

Supporting Gillespie/Opposing Warner - $5,790

National Rifle Association
  • $2,672 supporting Ed Gillespie
National Right to Life Committee
  • $3,118 supporting Ed Gillespie

10th District

Supporting Comstock/Opposing Foust - $25,641

Congressional Leadership Fund

  • $9,663 opposing John Foust

National Rifle Association

  • $12,860 opposing John Foust

National Right to Life Committee

  • $3,118 supporting Barbara Comstock

7th District

Supporting Brat/Opposing Trammell - $22,381

Senate Conservatives Fund

  • $22,381 supporting Dave Brat

ALL INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES

10/20/2014

New Independent Expenditures

This week, over $2.3 million in independent expenditures were reported in the 10th Congressional District. Additionally, over $200,000 was spent supporting Rep. Scott Rigell, the first independent expenditure in the 2nd district this year.

10th District

Supporting Comstock/Opposing Foust - $1,579,985

Congressional Leadership Fund

  • $966,577 opposing John Foust

National Republican Congressional Committee

  • $612,514 supporting Barbara Comstock/opposing John Foust

National Rifle Association

  • $894 opposing John Foust

Supporting Foust/Opposing Comstock - $790,146

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

  • $2,000 opposing Barbara Comstock

House Majority PAC

  • $788,146 opposing Barbara Comstock

2nd District

American Hospital Association PAC

  • $207,569 supporting Scott Rigell

ALL INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES

10/17/2014

Integrated PAC Reports

Contributions listed in 3rd Quarter PAC disclosures are integrated throughout vpap.org. You can now:

  • Sort a committee's donors by occupation
  • View a committee's donors by locality and ZIP code
  • See each contributor's complete donor history back to 1997

Leadership Committees

Top Donors

Most Money Raised

Cash on Hand

STATEWIDE OFFICE HOLDERS

Common Good Virginia (Gov. Terry McAuliffe)

Stronger Together (Lt. Governor Ralph Northam)

One Commonwealth PAC (Attorney Gen. Mark Herring)

GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEADERSHIP

Dominion Leadership Trust (Del. Bill Howell)

Majority Leader PAC (Del. Kirk Cox)

Virginia First (Del. David Toscano)

OTHERS

Opportunity Virginia PAC (Bob McDonnell)

Party/Caucus Committees

Top Donors

Most Money Raised

Cash on Hand

REPUBLICAN PARTY/CAUCUSES

Republican Party of Virginia

House Republican Campaign Committee

Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

DEMOCRATIC PARTY/CAUCUSES

Commonwealth Victory Fund

Democratic Party of Virginia

House Democratic Caucus

Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus

Virginia Legislative Black Caucus

LOCAL COMMITTEES

Arlington Streetcar NOW

-----Monday, VPAP will post the Sept 1-30 reports for four localities holding local elections in November where VPAP tracks money. They are:
  • Arlington
  • Portsmouth
  • Suffolk
  • Virginia Beach

10/17/2014

Recent PAC Registrations

More than a dozen political committees have recently registered with the State Department of Elections.

VPAP has been able to ascertain the purpose of some them:

10/17/2014

Donors to pro-Warner Super PAC

Virginia Progress, a Super PAC that has spent $1.8 million on TV ads attacking Republican Ed Gillespie, has disclosed donations it received from July 1 through September 30.

According to the Federal Election Commission filing, these were the top donors for the period:

  • $125,000 - Emanuel J. Friedman (Washington DC) 
  • $50,000 - Common Ground PAC (Williamsburg)
  • $50,000 - Brian N. Sheth (Austin, TX)
  • $30,000 - Philip G. Wendel (Charlottesville)

COMPLETE LIST OF DONORS -- 2014

Virginia Progress PAC – originally called Ending Gridlock PAC – was formed in January and is based in Washington, DC. Under FEC rules, SuperPACs can accept unlimited donations as long as they do not donate money to a candidate or coordinate their efforts with any campaign.

The PAC claims no formal ties to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner. But nearly half of the PAC's 53 donors had previously given to one of Warner's state political committees associated with Warner's term as Governor from 2002-2006, according to VPAP's database.

10/16/2014