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Paul Ryan Collects Almost $7 Million (Corrected)

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Corrected, 10:30 a.m. | 2012 vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul D. Ryan has had the time and opportunity to methodically meet and greet the top financial donors of the Republican Party around the country - and collect almost $7 million dollars in campaign contributions.  

Ryan for Congress reported  it had receipts of $1,611,280 during the second quarter of 2014. This brings the Wisconsin Republican's election cycle total receipts to $6.95 million.  

National Party Committees Report May Financial Figures

The two major national party committees and the four Congressional campaign committees had healthy fundraising efforts during May, leaving them with substantial war chests for the upcoming elections.  

The Democratic National Committee (DNC)  reported  receipts of $8,785,383 and disbursements of $8,777,135, leaving $7,939,858 cash on hand on May 31st. The committee has debts of $4,909,240. During May the committee made a loan repayment of $1,875,000.  

PAC Contributions Returned

While members of Congress and federal candidates are known for soliciting millions of dollars from political action committees (PACs), there are a few instances when campaigns refund the money to PACs .  

Treasurers of corporate, trade association, and labor PACs are happy to get the money back, especially after they have already received credit for making the original contribution. Now they can use the money to give to another campaign.  

Fundraising Puts Rep. Paul Ryan's War Chest Over $4 Million

A national-wide direct mail fundraising for a former Vice Presidential candidate has helped increase the size of his 2014 campaign war chest to over $4 million.  

Ryan for Congress Inc., the campaign committee of Rep. Paul Ryan , R-Wis., has reported  receipts of $1,396,793 and disbursements of $595,991 during the first quarter of 2014, leaving $4,007,396 cash on hand as of March 31st, along with $79,548 in debts.  

Outside Groups Spend Over $6 Million in Florida Special Election

National organizations have spent more than $6.4 million on independent expenditures for and against candidates in the Florida special election to fill the seat of the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla.  

Of the $6.4 in independent expenditures reported to the Federal Election Commission, almost 90% ($5.7 million) has been spent against the candidates.  

Hensarling Gives $1 Million to NRCC

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A House committee chairman has given a million dollar boost to the Republican's congressional campaign committee as it starts into the 2014 election year.  

Rep. Jeb Hensarling , R-Texas, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, reported his campaign committee sent $1 million to the National Republican Congressional Committee on January 10th. Hensarling had previously served as chairman of the House Republican Conference from 2011 to 2013.  

Congressional Republicans & Democratic Super PAC Ads Flow in Florida Special Election

Congressional Republicans and  a Democratic Super PAC are running competing ads in the Florida special election.  

The House Majority PAC new ad that started to run this morning, attacking lobbyist David Jolly, the Republican nominee in the 13th Congressional District special election. View Roll Call article .  

National Party Committees Raise $371 Million, Repay $49 Million in Loans

The six major national party campaign committees reported receipts of $371 million during 2013, helping them repay $49 million in loans incurred during the 2012 campaigns.  

The three national Democratic campaign committees had receipts of $193 million, disbursements of $155 million, and ended the year with $46 million cash on hand, and debts of $19 million. They repaid $27.35 million in loans during the year.