Labor Union PAC Gives $150K to Republican Business-Oriented Super PAC

The political action committee (PAC) of an international labor union has given $150,000 to a new Republican business-oriented Super PAC.

The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) PAC has reported it gave $150,000 on 10/31 to Defending Main Street Super PAC Inc., a Republican business-oriented group that supports center-Right members of Congress and candidates. The group, led by former Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, wants to support candidates that are being attacked by very conservative groups, such as Freedomworks, the Club for Growth and Heritage Action. The Super PAC makes independent expenditures only.

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The Laborer's PAC also gave $75,000 to the Democratic-oriented Super PAC, House Majority PAC, and $144,000 to federal candidates and political committees.

In other filings covering October activity, the Engineers Political Education Committee (EPEC), the PAC of the Int'l. Union of Operating Engineers, reported it gave $174,000 to federal candidates and committees. The Teamsters' PAC, D.R.I.V.E., gave $124,500. The United Parcel Service Inc. PAC gave $106,704. The General Electric Company PAC reported it gave $103,500.

ActBlue reported it had receipts of $7,310,820 and disbursements of $6,712,729, leaving $8,635,283 cash on hand as of 10/31. The National Rfile Association of America Political Victory Fund reported it had receipts of $983,674 and disbursements of $473,936, leaving $11,206,563 cash on hand. The Senate Conservatives Fund reported it had receipts of $982,753 and disbursements of $1,498,221, leaving $1,126,988 cash on hand as of 10/31.