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FCC Filings Mount As Election Day Nears

Below is a quick list (replete with typos) of filings the FCC has received recently from TV/Radio stations. Note that stations can delete and add items at will.  The groups include the Virginia gubernatorial candidates, the American Petroleum Institute, United 4 Missouri, Missouri Club For Growth, and other state and local entities.  These are filings to the FCC since September 12th.

Click through the link to see the filing each station has made to the FCC and the amounts spent.

FEC Disclosure Takes a Hit in Nonelection Years

Many PACs and parties (with the exception of national party committees) have the option to file only two FEC reports during nonelection years. Nonelection years are years in which there are no regularly scheduled federal elections. The other option is to file on the 20th of every month, disclosing the previous month's activity.

Below is a table showing PAC/party filings filed by month so far for 2013. Notice that the totals for June reflect both semiannual and monthly PAC/Party filings since the filing dates coincide. The number of filings reflects newly registered filers and terminated filers, as well.

2016 Hopefuls: Joe Biden

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has a long campaign finance trail. It started prior to the creation of the Federal Election Commission  and before Watergate. Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972 and was re-elected six times. He also ran for president in 1988 and 2008.

Summer Stock Transactions Continue For House Members

More House Members' stock transactions reported within the last few days...

Recently Reported House Privately Funded Travel

Ethiopia, Ireland, Israel, New Orleans, California, Czech Republic, Jordan, Mississippi, Guatemala, etc.

2016 Hopefuls: Hillary Clinton

The best starting point for examining campaign and personal funds begins at this link on Political MoneyLine. On that candidate profile, you'll see all campaign donors, groups making independent expenditures for and against her, personal funds reports reported to the secretary of the Senate, along with related groups identified with her over time.

Be sure to view the "Career" tab to click through cycle by cycle donors for every two years. You'll also see PAC contributions by interest group by cycle.

Americans For Prosperity Makes Media Buy in North Carolina

Americans For Prosperity, a 501(c)(4) organization established in 2004 by Charles and David Koch, made a $17,500 media purchase and an $8,500 media purchase in Raleigh, N.C., through their Encino, Calif., agent, Target Enterprises.

2016 Presidential Money Trail

However, potential candidate who are current office holders or those who have held office often have pockets of money that have been set aside (sometimes for years) that might now be used to make that important trip to Iowa or New Hampshire ... under the pretext of official business or non-candidate-related travel.

Massachusetts Senate Media Buying From Outside Groups Heats Up

FCC filings from yesterday through 2:30 pm EST today, 6/7:

Four More Stock Transaction Filings From House Members Disclosed Today
Reps. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Tom Price, R-Ga., and Louise M. Slaughter, D-N.Y., filed recently and their filings were made available by the Clerk earlier today....