Follow the PAC Money: Hatch & Lee

Political Action Committees, or PACs, can have a significant influence on the outcome of an election. In this regular blog series, I look at local PACs–where they get their money and where they are sending their money. In today’s post, I look at the Leadership PACs of Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee. The selected transactions are for January 2014:

Orrin PAC (Orrin Hatch)
Cash on hand beginning January 1, 2014: $400,491.98

Selected receipts include:

  • Comcast and NBC Universal PAC, $2,500

  • National Association of Federal Credit Unions PAC, $1,500

  • BAE Systems USA PAC (defense contractor), $1,000

  • Patricia Knight (former Hatch chief of staff),  $1,500

  • National Cable & Telecommunications, $1,500

Selected disbursements include:

  • The Larrison Group, $6,500 for fundraising consulting (principal Heather Larrison is the finance director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee)

  • Deer Valley Resort, $900 for hotel

  • National Republican Senatorial Committee, $15,000 for 2014 contribution

Constitutional Conservatives PAC (Mike Lee):

Cash on hand beginning January 1, 2014: $11,012.06

Selected receipts include:

  • Koch Industries, Inc. Political Action Committee, $3,000

Selected disbursements include:

  • The Gula Graham Group, $960 for fundraising fees

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