- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 1, 2014

The tea party might have a lot of enemies, but they also have friends — with deep pockets. Two national tea party groups were given a combined total of almost $8 million during the last six months of fiscal year 2013, according to Roll Call.

The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund filed receipts of over $4 million and disbursements of $3.8 million leaving a little over $1 million cash on hand at the end of 2013, Roll Call reported. Almost $3 million came from donors who gave $200 or less each.

The largest donor, Cary Katz, CEO of College Loan Corp in Nevada, gave $50,000 to the super PAC.

The second group, Our Country Deserves Better PAC – TeaPartyExpress.org, reported receipts over $3.8 million and disbursements over $3.6 million with $1.1 million cash on hand at the end of the quarter. Over $3 million came from small donors.

Texans and Californians made up the majority of the donors for both PACs.

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