Senate Conservatives Fund Puts $2 Million into 5 Candidates

Friday, 03 Jan 2014 05:47 PM

By Cathy Burke

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The Senate Conservatives Fund said Friday it has poured $2 million into the campaigns or on promotion efforts for five candidates during the last three months of the year.

The spending largesse was in support of Chris McDaniel in his GOP primary fight against incumbent veteran Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi; Matt Bevin for his high-profile Kentucky primary contest against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell; Midland University President Ben Sasse, one of several Republicans running in Nebraska for retiring Sen. Mike Johanns' seat; retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness in his battle to unseat Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu; and distant President Obama cousin Milton Wolf, who is mounting a primary challenge against incumbent Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

By far, Bevins was the recipient of a lion's share of the spending spree, getting a total of $985,994 in his now reportedly neck-and-neck race against McConnell.

The support included a six-figure ad blitz criticizing McConnell for brokering a deal with Senate Democrats to reopen the federal government after its 16-day partial shutdown in October, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The fund's breakdown also showed it gave a total of $515,993 to McDaniel; $226,575 to Sasse; $241,384 to Maness; and $108,768 to Wolf.

"In less than three months, the grassroots have donated an impressive amount to our endorsed candidates," said fund executive director Matt Hoskins. "It shows how determined people are to elect true conservative leaders who will stand up to the big spenders in both parties.

In a swipe at "the Republican establishment in Washington," Hoskins added "the grassroots aren't going down without a fight" despite big-bucks spending by the GOP.

"Freedom-loving Americans across the country are combining their resources to support candidates who will listen to them and fight for their values," he said.

Citing Federal Election Commission data, The Journal said by the end of November, the Senate Conservatives Fund had had raised more than $6.8 million and spent more than $7.3 million.

The Journal reported in the two years leading up to the 2012 election, the group raised $7.7 million and spent $3.5 million, citing the Center for Responsive Politics.

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