Report: Super PACs spent nearly $30M in July

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.

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