2.7: Factor by which the National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund increased its stash of cash since February’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead. In February, the group had $2.8 million in cash on hand. That had increased to $7.6 million in April, thanks to million-dollar infusions of cash in March and April. Four political candidates in Texas were among those receiving contributions from the NRA group in April. Ten people died last week in a shooting at Santa Fe High School outside Houston and 26 people died in November after a gunman massacred church-goers in Sutherland Springs, Texas. One Florida politician — Rep. Ted Yoho, a Republican who offered “thoughts and prayers” after the Parkland shooting but called for minimal gun-related legislation — also received a contribution in April.
½: The approximate rate at which donations to Giffords PAC, co-founded by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., herself a gunshot victim, decreased in the months following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Donors sent $2.2 million in support to Giffords PAC in February, which decreased to $1.4 million in March, and now $654,000 in April, federal records indicate.
9-fold: Amount the Women Vote! super PAC increased spending in April over March. Emily’s List, the pro-abortion rights organization pushing for the election of Democratic women, operates Women Vote!, which spent $2.3 million in April — up from $265,000 in March. The amount Women Vote! collected also increased to $2 million in April compared to $429,000 in March. Women Vote! has joined with super PAC BlackPAC in supporting Stacey Abrams, who aims to become the first black female elected governor in the United States. Abrams is running for the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary in Georgia.
$1.9 million: What Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, who is challenging Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, raised online in April, according to Politico, keeping his fundraising relatively constant this year. O’Rourke’s April haul adds to the more than $13.2 million he raised so far this cycle through the end of March. Cruz had $19.6 million in his campaign coffers as of March 31, according to his last campaign finance report.
$13,184: Amount the Republican National Committee spent combined at the Trump National Hotel in Washington, D.C., and Trump National Doral in Florida in April for catering, venue rental and travel expenses.
$33,926: The total amount of disclosed payments made to Trump properties in 2013 and 2014, the last midterm election cycle before Trump was elected president, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. That number ballooned to more than $2 million so far in 2017 and 2018.
$3,700: FEC fine that the Committee to Defend the President paid the agency on April 3 for errors and omissions on its campaign finance reports. The committee paid its fine more than two weeks before it was due, which is rare: A 2017 Center for Public Integrity investigation found more than 160 political committees and similar groups together owe the government more than $1.3 million worth of unpaid FEC fines since 2000.