The second-quarter campaign finance totals for candidates and political parties were boosted by a surge of PAC contributions given before the June 30 deadline for the second quarter and while Congress was still in Washington.
The personal delivery of campaign contributions to members of Congress provides another opportunity a contributor to chat with the legislator. Although not all are delivered by hand, the contribution checks are still well received during the legislative session.
Here are some PACs reporting in the last few days.
Honeywell International PAC gave out $572,799.
Service Employees Int'l. Union Committee on Political Education gave out $391,000.
Int'l. Assn. of Firefighters Interested in Registration and Education PAC gave $318,000.
United Food and Commercial Workers Int'l. Union Active Ballot Club gave $284,250.
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees PEOPLE gave $280,000.
Koch Industries Inc. PAC gave $262,000.
American Assn. for Justice PAC gave $200,500.
National Multi Housing Council PAC gave $195,000.
United Technologies PAC gave $190,000.
Northrop Grumman Corporation AC gave $187,000.
Comcast Corporation & NBCUniversal PAC gave $184,000.
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers PAC gave $167,000.
CULAC, the PAC of Credit Union National Assn. gave $166,500.
Independent Community Bankers PAC gave $166,000.
Deloitte PAC gave $166,000.
United Parcel Service Inc. A gave $164,984.