A conservative super PAC that helped foster the tea party movement.
Who are the people and groups behind the TV ads in the 2014 federal elections? Below is a list of organizations that have been active or are expected to be active in raising and spending money to influence voters in 2014. Click on the links to read profiles of each organization. The groups were selected based on the amounts they have spent, or say they plan to spend, or the media attention they have attracted. It is not a comprehensive list, and additional groups will be added as the campaign season unfolds.
Many of these groups may legally raise and spend unlimited amounts of money. They are known as super PACs and must register with the Federal Election Commission. Others may legally raise unlimited donations and avoid disclosing their donors. Those groups do not file with the FEC, but register rather with the IRS under Section 501(c).
This is our third year providing a guide to groups seeking to influence federal elections. Our 2010 Players Guide and 2012 Players Guide are still available, although they have not been updated since those elections ended.
A super PAC focused on returning Democrats to the majority in the House.
A liberal super PAC that conducts opposition research for Democratic candidates and organizations.
A super PAC focused on keeping the U.S. Senate under Democratic control.
FreedomWorks for America is a super PAC formed by some of the conservative leaders in the tea party movement.
Club for Growth Action, the super PAC of the conservative Club for Growth, largely targets Republicans in primaries and Democrats in the general election.
A conservative group with ties to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and former Nevada Sen. John Ensign.
The Campaign for Primary Accountability is a Texas-based Super PAC funded largely by conservatives that targets long-time House members of both parties.
Pro-Life Super PAC is a political action committee that supports candidates with “a strong pro-life record.”
A pro-Rick Santorum “super PAC” started by a political adviser to former Iowa Rep. Jim Nussle.