“FEC Summarizes 18-Month Campaign Activity of the 2013-2014 Election Cycle”

Press release: “Congressional candidates running in the 2013-2014 election cycle received $1.1 billion and disbursed $766.7 million in the first 18 months of the cycle, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission that cover activity from January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. During this period, political parties received $760.7 million and disbursed $573.4 million, and political action committees (PACs) received $1.5 billion and disbursed $1.3 billion. Filings submitted to the Commission in this 18-month period indicated that disbursements for independent expenditures and electioneering communications totaled $124 million and $925,101, respectively, in connection with congressional elections in 2013 and 2014.”

Roll Call: “Residents of states with competitive House and Senate races may not believe it, but congressional candidate spending has decreased in 2014, according to a review by the Federal Election Commission released Tuesday.”


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