Operating Engineers Union PAC Gives out More Than $750K

By Cooper, Kent | Roll Call, March 21, 2014 | Go to article overview

Operating Engineers Union PAC Gives out More Than $750K


Cooper, Kent, Roll Call


An international labor union has reported giving out more than $750,000 to federal candidates and committees during February.

The PAC of the International Union of Operating Engineers reported it contributed $769,500 to federal candidates and committees during February. The PAC gave $419,500 to candidates, leadership PACs, and political party committees. The PAC gave $350,000 to Super PACs.

From January 2013 through January 2014, the PAC had given a total of $1,370,000 to federal candidates and committees, with 77% going to Democrats. In the full 2011-2012 cycle, the PAC contributed $2,722,889, of which 84% went to Democrats.

The Engineers Political Education Committee (EPEC) reported it had receipts of $261,665 and disbursements of $938,336 during February, leaving $6,170,394 cash on hand at the end of the month.

The PAC gave out most of their funds in amounts of $5,000 or $2,500. They also gave $15,000 to the DSCC and $15,000 to the DCCC.

The PAC gave $200,000 to the Senate Majority PAC; $100,000 to the House Majority PAC; and $50,000 to WIN Minnesota Federal PAC. …

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