The election is not over yet, but super PACs already broke their fundraising record. They’ve collected over $1 billion in contributions, shattering the 2012 total of merely $853 million.

These super PACs want to influence both the congressional and presidential races. They are pumping millions into TV ads and other outreach tactics – and according to a Washington Post article, there is another wave of cash coming.

A full 20% of the $1 billion raised by these super PACs comes from ten incredibly wealthy individuals. They fall on both sides of the political aisle: 5 are Republicans, 4 are Democrats, and 1 is an independent.

Read the full Washington Post article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-10-mega-donors-already-helped-pour-a-record-11-billion-into-super-pacs/2016/10/05/d2d51d44-8a60-11e6-875e-2c1bfe943b66_story.html

About Tzipora Lederman
Tzipora Lederman is skilled in political communication and strategy. She specializes in grassroots communication and spearheading political stunts, earning national media attention in outlets from Fox and CBS to Variety and The New York Times. Tzipora has a B.A. in politics from Oberlin College and a background of advocacy and political organizing. She works in the Represent.Us San Francisco office.
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