Super PACs that filed monthly reports with the Federal Election Commission spent $29.6 million in July, according to a report by MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that tracks money’s influence on politics.
Of that total, $25.9 million (88 percent) was spent by just five super PACs.
The Top Five
– American Crossroads: $8,569,152
– Restore Our Future: $8,107,287
– Club for Growth Action: $3,941,503
– Majority PAC: $2,777,573
– Priorities USA Action: $2,552,327
Note: Figures from super PACs that file quarterly reports will not be available until October.
From Jan 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012, super PACs spent $167 million on political expenditures, according to MapLight.