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National Section 527 Organizations Raise Over $133 Million

New financial reports from national political organizations, organized under Section 527 of the I.R.S. code, have brought the total of money raised last year to over $133 million, an increase of over $50 million from new reports filed in the last few days.  

The 488 national Section 527 organizations which impact indirectly on federal elections raised $133,007,637 in 2013.  

Eight Million-Dollar Donors Are Top Givers to National Section 527 Groups

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.