A roundup of what we’re noticing in the Reporting Group as we dig into government data and disclosures:
Lopsided: Right-leaning opposition groups outspending opponents by $40.8 million.
Coming attractions: Only 93 of 202 active outside groups have disclosed donors, but we’ll have them up on the Reporting Group site later today. (Keep checking here) spent $414,700 on electioneering communications to benefit Joe Manchin, the Democratic West Virginia Senate candidate.
New Super PAC: The Emergency Committee for Israel PAC files as an independent expenditure only committee with the Federal Election Commission. The group ran ads naming Pennsylvania Senate candidate Joe Sestak, a Democrat, and criticizing his record on Israel, but didn’t have to disclose then–they ran after the primary and more than 60 days before the general election.
Be sure to check out our Follow the Unlimited Money tool–updated hourly!–to get all the latest info on outside groups.
Bag man: Brian L. Wolff of Edison Electric Institute bundled $455,150 to DCCC.
Still waiting: No third quarter lobbying report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce available from either the House or the Senate. To see why we’re curious, read here.
Is the Post on K Street? The Washington Post Group hires Elmendorf Strategies and its revolvers to represent it on “issues relating to for-profit education.” The Post owns Kaplan. In other for-profit education news, Lanny J. Davis & Associates are lobbying for the Coalition for Educational Success, a trade group of for-profit educators.