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FEC Summarizes First Year of Campaign Activity for 2013-2014 Election Cycle

Congressional candidates running in the 2013-2014 election cycle received $610.5 million and disbursed $320.7 million in 2013, according to an analysis by the Federal Election Commission.
The 150 candidates running for Senate in 2014 – as well as in the 2013 special elections – reported total receipts of $224.5 million, disbursements of $110.5 million, debts of $7.8 million and cash-on-hand of $162.4 million during the period.

Meanwhile, 936 candidates running for the House of Representatives in 2014 and last year’s special elections reported combined total receipts of $386 million, disbursements of $210.2 million, debts of $41.4 million and cash-on-hand of $312.5 million in 2013.

The study of campaign finance reports filed with the agency covering activity between January 1 and December 31, 2013 did not include filings from presidential candidate committees.

2013 campaign activity by category of filer
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National, state and local political party committees reported combined total receipts of $440.6 million in federal funds for the one-year period, disbursements of $356.4 million, debts of $23.4 million, and cash-on-hand of $103.5 million as of December 31, 2013.

Based on reports filed with the Commission for 2013, 6,849 federal PACs reported total receipts of $857.1 million, disbursements of $719.3 million, debts of $21.9 million, and combined cash-on-hand of $550.9 million. Contributions by PACs to congressional candidates seeking office in the 2013-2014 election cycle totaled $186 million as of December 31, 2013.

All independent expenditures reported to the Commission in 2013 in connection with congressional elections in the 2013-2014 election cycle totaled $26.1 million.

Independent Expenditure-Only Political Committees accounted for $17.5 million of all independent expenditures disclosed to the Commission, Committees with Non-Contribution Accounts reported $174,762, and other PACs reported $2.8 million. Independent expenditures made by persons other than political committees totaled $3.4 million, and party committees reported independent expenditures totaling $2.3 million.

2013 campaign activity by group
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Data summary tables for reports submitted to the Commission through December 31, 2013 are listed below for:
Congressional candidate committees;
Political party committees;
PACs; and
Independent expenditures.

 


(Posted 06/11/2014; By Alex Knott. Graphics by James Jones)

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