Eight trade associations, companies, and individuals are already million-dollar donors to Section 527 political groups in 2013.
Many political groups, organized under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, target their political activity on a state and local basis and do not get involved in federal elections. However, there are more than 70 of them that operate on a national basis and often have an indirect impact on federal elections. These groups have so far reported 2013 receipts of $82,393,295 and disbursements of $62,231,077. These groups will be reporting their donors during the final months of 2013 when they file their year-end report by January 31st.
The top donors to these national Section 527 groups, so far in 2013, include:
Those close to the million dollar mark include:
A full listing of donors giving more than $25,000 in 2013, as well as the detail on to whom they gave, can be found on Political MoneyLine's IRS 527 $ .