Distribution of U.S. political ads funded by outside groups 2000-2016, by group type

This statistic shows the percentage of political ads for federal elections in the United States that were made by outside groups from 2000 to 2016. In 2014, 29 percent of ads aired for federal elections were done by outside groups.
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Distribution of political ads aired for U.S. federal elections by outside groups from 2000 to 2016, by group type
501cPAC527Super PAC
2014 43%7%0%50%
2012 47%3%0%48%
2010 67%10%4%14%
2008 57%21%20%0%
2006 39%27%34%0%
2004 18%16%66%0%
2002 43%52%4%0%
2000 63%29%4%0%
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