2012 election - independent expenditures of the largest super PACs

Independent expenditures of super PACs in the 2012 election cycle as of November 20, 2012 (in million U.S. dollars)

2012 election - independent expenditures of the largest super PACs This graph shows the expenditure of the so-called super PACs in the United States up to November 20, 2012. Super PACs are independent expenditure-only committees, which may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, then spend unlimited sums to overtly advocate for or against political candidates. However, direct coordination and communication between political candidates and super PACs is prohibited. Each of the candidates in the 2012 election was supported by at least one super PAC. Mitt Romney was supported by the super PAC "Restore Our Future" which has expended nearly 143 million U.S. dollars to support him, up to November 20, 2012.
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Independent expenditures of super PACs in the 2012 election cycle as of November 20, 2012 (in million U.S. dollars)

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Independent expendituresTotal raised
Restore our Future (supports Romney)142.66131.69
American Crossroads (Conservative)124.1480.09
Priorities USA Action (supports Obama)77.7163.9
Majority (Liberal)38.6734.92
House Majority (Liberal)30.7827.74
Freedomworks for America (Conservative)19.2315.42
Club for Growth Action (Conservative)19.0217.21
Winning our Future (supports Ginrich)1723.92
Service Employees International Union (Liberal)16.4413.42
Ending Spending Fund (Conservative)15.3413.39
Congressional Leadership Fund (Conservative)9.6210.8
Independence USA (Liberal)8.170
Women Vote! (Liberal)8.018.03
Now or Never7.762.74
Red, White and Blue (supports Santorum)7.538.52
Planned Parenthood Votes (Liberal)7.145.77
AFL-CIO Workers' Voices (Liberal)5.915.46
Texas Conservatives Fund (Conservative)5.876.36
YG Action Fund (Conservative)5.795.93
National Assn of Realtors5.12.83
Independence Virginia (Conservative)4.922.62
Freedom (Conservative)4.752.95
Endorse Liberty (supports Paul)4.323.8
Make Us Great Again (supports Perry)3.965.61
Florida Freedom (Liberal)3.325.9
Our Destiny (supports Huntsman)2.83.19
American Unity (Conservative)2.762
League of Conservation Voters (Liberal)2.72.07
FSA (Liberal)2.51.17
Treasure Coast Jobs Coalition (Conservative)2.442.16
Independent expendituresTotal raised
Restore our Future (supports Romney)142.66131.69
American Crossroads (Conservative)124.1480.09
Priorities USA Action (supports Obama)77.7163.9
Majority (Liberal)38.6734.92
House Majority (Liberal)30.7827.74
Freedomworks for America (Conservative)19.2315.42
Club for Growth Action (Conservative)19.0217.21
Winning our Future (supports Ginrich)1723.92
Service Employees International Union (Liberal)16.4413.42
Ending Spending Fund (Conservative)15.3413.39
Congressional Leadership Fund (Conservative)9.6210.8
Independence USA (Liberal)8.170
Women Vote! (Liberal)8.018.03
Now or Never7.762.74
Red, White and Blue (supports Santorum)7.538.52
Planned Parenthood Votes (Liberal)7.145.77
AFL-CIO Workers' Voices (Liberal)5.915.46
Texas Conservatives Fund (Conservative)5.876.36
YG Action Fund (Conservative)5.795.93
National Assn of Realtors5.12.83
Independence Virginia (Conservative)4.922.62
Freedom (Conservative)4.752.95
Endorse Liberty (supports Paul)4.323.8
Make Us Great Again (supports Perry)3.965.61
Florida Freedom (Liberal)3.325.9
Our Destiny (supports Huntsman)2.83.19
American Unity (Conservative)2.762
League of Conservation Voters (Liberal)2.72.07
FSA (Liberal)2.51.17
Treasure Coast Jobs Coalition (Conservative)2.442.16
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This graph shows the expenditure of the so-called super PACs in the United States up to November 20, 2012. Super PACs are independent expenditure-only committees, which may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, then spend unlimited sums to overtly advocate for or against political candidates. However, direct coordination and communication between political candidates and super PACs is prohibited. Each of the candidates in the 2012 election was supported by at least one super PAC. Mitt Romney was supported by the super PAC "Restore Our Future" which has expended nearly 143 million U.S. dollars to support him, up to November 20, 2012.
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