Bloomberg BNA on the inevitable development:
While the great majority of money contributed to super political action committees supporting the 2016 presidential candidates has come from wealthy individuals, including business executives, millions of dollars in super PAC contributions also came directly from corporations, unions and other organizations, according to a new analysis of Federal Election Commission reports for the first half of the year from the nonprofit Sunlight Foundation.The Jeb Bush super PAC, Right to Rise, received nearly $17 million of its total of more than $103 million from corporations, such as business entities, partnerships and limited liability corporations, and other organizations, the Sunlight study said. Bush, a former Florida governor, is contending for the Republican presidential nomination, along with more than a dozen others.The Bush super PAC led the way in these contributions, followed by the super PAC supporting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Conservative Solutions, the Sunlight analysis found. The Rubio super PAC collected $3.7 million of its $16 million total from corporations and other organizations.A Super PAC backing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), America Leads, received $2.6 of its $11 million total in corporate and other organization contributions. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) Unintimidated PAC got $2.25 million out of $20 million from these contributions.