Clinton Super Pac to Spend $6 Million on TV Ads Aimed at Minorities

$6 million

Amount Priorities USA, Hillary Clinton’s top super PAC, is spending on TVads targeting Latino and African-American voters, CNN reports. “The super PAC has joined with The Latino Victory Project, El Super Pac Voto Latino and People for the American Way’s Latinos Vote! to air more than $3 million worth of Spanish language TV and radio ads in Florida and Nevada, the groups announced on Wednesday.”

Most Campaign Ads Paid for with Outside Money

70%

Of the approximately $150 million spent on advertisements in the 2016 presidential race has come from outside groups, NBC News reports. “But there is a significant difference by party: 83% of the Republican ad dollars, especially in early states like Iowa and New Hampshire, have come from Super PACs and other outside groups, versus just a mere 2% for Democrats.”

Iowa not so Super for Super PACs

$26.6 million

Amount super PACs have spent on the Republican primary in Iowa — with minimal effect, the Des Moines Register reports. “The groups, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of candidates, have spent $26.6 million to benefit candidates’ Iowa campaigns through Dec. 12. But many of them have little to show for their investment. … More than a third of that money has gone to support candidates who have dropped out of the race, and another third has gone to support former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican who is polling in single digits.”

Bush’s Right to Rise Super PAC Likely to Miss Donation Goal

$100,000,000

Amount the super PAC backing former Florida governor Jeb Bush is likely to NOT collect by the end of June, despite widespread expectations that the group would hit that record-breaking sum, the Washington Post reports. “The exact size of the war chest is closely held, but two individuals familiar with internal discussions believe the total that the Right to Rise super PAC will report in mid-July could be substantially lower than the nine figures that senior Republicans have anticipated.”

Rubio & Braman — By the Numbers

Marco & Norman
Marco & Norman
Tampa Bay Times has some interesting insights into the relationship between presidential candidate Marco Rubio and his Miami billionaire patron Norman Braman. Recently, Braman announced he was giving Rubio $10 million to help finance his campaign.

It appears Rubio is accustomed to feeding at the Braman trough. Here are some numbers that illuminate their relationship:

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Democratic PAC Spending More in Midterms

$36 million

Amount the Senate Majority PAC, fueled by billionaires and labor unions, has has spent so far in the 2014 midterm contests, reports the Washington Post. “Together with an allied tax-exempt group, Patriot Majority, the … early, aggressive presence in pivotal Senate races spotlights how, four years after being dramatically outgunned in the outside money game, Democrats are now some of its most adept players.”