The Sanford for Congress committee reported this afternoon it received $2,500 on April 18 from Sen. John McCain's leadership PAC, Country First PAC. Republican Mark Sanford is running against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the May 7 special general election to fill South Carolina's 1st District seat vacated by Tim Scott, R-S.C., who was appointed to the Senate.
The McCain contribution was received one day after a spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee confirmed that they would not be spending any money on behalf of Sanford. See Roll Call article.
The Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress committee reported it had received $48,700 in last-minute contributions on April 18.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reported it had made $218,404 in independent expenditures on April 18 opposing Sanford. The DCCC paid $207,884 to Great American Media (DC) for media buys and paid $10,520 to Adelstein/Liston LLC (IL) for media production.