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Monday, November 05, 2012

Whom did the MAPPS PAC Support in this Year’s Election Cycle?

Today MAPPS announced how it supported candidates for office via its political action committe (MAPPS PAC). Per the press release, here's a primer on the PAC:

The PAC is the legal, ethical and professional way for membership organizations, such as MAPPS, to engage in America's great political process. The MAPPS PAC is a separate, segregated political fund that does not use dues money. The MAPPS PAC accepts voluntary, personal contributions from individuals in the geospatial profession to support candidates for Federal office who support the geospatial community and the free enterprise system. Under the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), the statute that governs the financing of federal elections, groups, such as trade and professional associations, can form committees to collect voluntary, individual contributions from members in a pool, and to make contributions from those committees to candidates for Federal office. No MAPPS, corporate or foreign funds are involved. 

So, whom did the PAC support?

 

The release also details:

Contributions have been made to five Senatorial re-election campaigns, 10 Senatorial candidates, 49 House Representative re-election campaigns, seven House of Representative candidates and four candidates who did not make it to the November 6 ballot.

So, whom did the PAC support?

House
Total to Democrats: $1,500
Total to Republicans: $12,500
Recipient  ↓ Total  ↓
Andrews, Robert E (D-NJ) $500
Coffman, Mike (R-CO) $1,000
Duncan, John J Jr (R-TN) $2,000
Graves, Sam (R-MO) $1,000
Hayworth, Nan (R-NY) $1,000
Issa, Darrell (R-CA) $1,000
Kelly, Jesse (R-AZ) $1,000
Lamborn, Douglas L (R-CO) $1,000
Manzullo, Don (R-IL) $1,500
Petri, Tom (R-WI) $1,000
Rahall, Nick (D-WV) $1,000
Sandstrom, Stephen (R-UT) $1,000
Young, Todd (R-IN) $1,000
Senate
Total to Democrats: $0
Total to Republicans: $3,000
Recipient  ↓ Total  ↓
Allen, George (R-VA) $1,000
Flake, Jeff (R-AZ) $1,000
Shays, Christopher (R-CT) $1,000
Presidential
Total to Democrats: $0
Total to Republicans: $2,500
Recipient  ↓ Total  ↓
Romney, Mitt (R) $2,500

Based on data released by the FEC on October 01, 2012.

- Center for Responsive Politics via Open Secrets

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/05 at 12:13 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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