$1.1 million: Amount of cash Planned Parenthood Votes spent supporting Arizona’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema and opposing Republican Rep. Martha McSally. The super PAC shelled out more than $850,000 on Sinema alone, who received a score of 100 percent from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s scorecard that tracks congressional member voting records on legislation related to abortion and health insurance, among other issues.
$10,000: How much money Ed Rollins, co-chairman of the pro-Trump Great America PAC, earned in August from his PAC work. Rollins has weathered criticism this month for his comments about assault accusations in connection with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and how many Puerto Rico residents Hurricane Maria killed.
10: The number of Republicans candidates for federal office who each received a $1 contribution in August from Club for Growth on behalf of Jerald Smith, a part-time substitute teacher in Fort Worth, Texas.
$600,000: What billionaire businessman George Soros gave in August to new — and until now, financially secretive — liberal super PAC Red and Gold. Hedge funder James Simons and Austin W. Marxe of AWM Investment Company also gave $500,000 and $100,000 respectively in August, according to recent filings. Red and Gold’s latest filing also revealed Senate Majority PAC, a major Democratic super PAC, to be its largest donor so far with $1.7 million. Red and Gold last month spent significant money attacking Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., who ultimately won the Republican nomination for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat. But it wasn’t fully known until Thursday who funded Red and Gold.
$7.4 million: The total amount given by just four megadonors to liberal Senate Majority PAC in August: Newsweb Corp. CEO Fred Eychaner ($4 million), Soros ($1.4 million), real estate broker George Marcus ($1 million) and comedian Bill Maher ($1 million). Those four together accounted for about 40 percent of the super PAC’s receipts in August.
183: Number of contributions to Trump’s re-election campaigns made in April, May or June that the FEC flagged as exceeding federal contribution limits. Trump campaign treasurer Bradley Crate explained in a letter Thursday to the FEC that the campaign has refunded, redesignated or otherwise addressed to comply with federal rules.
$0: Amount of money the National Football League’s PAC gave in August to federal politicians. Trump, along with other congressional Republicans, have been highly critical of the league’s policies regarding players protesting during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games begin.
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