- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

High-end political benefactors sided more with Democratic-aligned groups that have to disclose their fundraising activities than similar Republican-aligned ones during the 2014 midterm cycle.

Among the top 100 individual donors to political groups, more than half gave primarily to Democrats or their allies, The Associated Press reported, and the top of the list of groups funneling more than $100,000 to allies also tilted toward Democrats.

The two biggest super PACs of the cycle were Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC, both of which were devoted to electing Democrats. Senate Majority PAC has indirect ties to outgoing Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, who routinely took to the Senate floor this year to denounce the influence in politics of the conservative billionaire Koch brothers.

The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity, as well as liberal groups like the League of Conservation Voters, also play a big role but are not overtly political and have less stringent rules about disclosing their fundraising activities, the AP said.



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