New reports show the big movers of PAC contributions in April were those in interest groups that have pending legislative issues before the 113th Congress. These include groups such as postal workers, defense firms, sugar farmers, communications companies, insurance/financial firms and labor unions.
The largest amount was the easiest to deliver. The Committee on Letter Carriers Political Education gave $250,000 in one large check to the House Majority PAC, a Democratic-aligned super PAC that hopes to win the House majority for Democrats.
PACs giving more than $150,000 to federal candidates and committees during April include: the Committee on Letter Carriers Political Education $253,000 (mentioned above); National Beer Wholesalers Association Political Action Committee $172,000; the Boeing Company PAC $168,000; the Automotive Free International Trade PAC $167,500; American Crystal Sugar Company PAC $165,000; Employees of Northrop Grumman Corporation PAC $156,500; and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC $155,500.
PACs giving $100,000 to $149,999 in contributions during April include: Deere & Company PAC $147,000; Raytheon Company PAC $142,500; Machinists Non Partisan Political League $137,750; VoteSane PAC $129,382; Comcast Corporation & NBCUniversal PAC-Federal $120,000; Investment Company Institute PAC $117,000; Koch Industries PAC $114,500; United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Active Ballot Club $110,600; AT&T Inc. Federal PAC $108,000; the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers PAC $110,168; the General Electric Company PAC $106,000; Independent Bankers of America PAC $109,000; and Pfizer Inc. PAC $101,000.
The PACs above do not include those that handle large amounts of earmarked contributions.