Key findings from our investigation into Patriot Majority USA

Key findings:

  • Patriot Majority USA has spent more than $7 million on political attack ads — ranking it as the Democrats’ top dark money group.
  • Democratic-aligned dark money group Patriot Majority USA has aired more than 11,000 ads in three key Senate races.
  • Patriot Majority USA is responsible for about one of every nine ads in the Ark. Senate race, one in eight ads in La. and one in 13 ads in N.C.
  • Patriot Majority USA is not legally required to disclose its donors. But the Center for Public Integrity uncovered the names of 13 of them.
  • Labor unions, including the SEIU and AFSCME, have given at least $2.5 million to Patriot Majority USA since January 2011.