Type of organization: Super PAC
Supports: Republican candidates
Founded: Oct. 27, 2011
Social Media: YouTube channel, Facebook page, Twitter profile
John Murray (president, founder and treasurer): President and founder of YG Action Network, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit and YG Policy Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; previously served as d">eputy chief of staff to Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.
- Brad Dayspring (adviser): Served as aide in the second President George W. Bush administration; former deputy chief of staff to Cantor.
YG Action Fund — the super PAC of the conservative “Young Guns” movement — spent more than $4.7 million on independent expenditures boosting Republicans in congressional races during the 2012 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, are the group’s primary financial backers. The Adelsons accounted for $5 million of the $5.9 million that the group raised.
The group also received $250,000 in donations from billionaire New York hedge fund manager Bruce Kovner and his wife, Suzanne.