Republican super PACs are attacking Democratic Senate challengers over their support for a public health insurance option using talking points from a well-funded healthcare industry group.
Super PACs, political parties and “dark money” nonprofits, among others, have injected over $1 billion into federal races, a record at this point in an election cycle.
The amount of cash Senate super PACs have available on hand is key because, as both parties enter the home stretch of election season, a Democratic retaking of the Senate in November is seen as a possibility.
Former New York City mayor and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg committed to spend at least $100 million to support Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Florida, a key battleground state that will begin distributing absentee ballots to voters in less than two weeks.
Three months before the 2020 election, spending by super PACs and other outside groups has already crossed the $500 million line.
Super PACs directly connected to party leaders in the House and Senate are sitting on $294 million as they prepare to flood the airwaves with inflammatory ads this fall.
House Republicans’ Congressional Leadership Fund is relying heavily on “dark money” funding from an allied nonprofit to bolster its reserves as it plans an aggressive push to reclaim the House.
Sixteen Thirty Fund, an expansive liberal “dark money” network that emerged as a key player in the 2018 midterms, is injecting millions of untraceable dollars into super PACs backing Joe Biden.
The Lincoln Project, a prominent anti-Trump super PAC run by Republican operatives, is bringing in big money from billionaire Democratic donors.
Political operations are pouring millions of “dark money” dollars into ads and digital content masquerading as news to influence the 2020 election.
Super PACs directly tied to congressional party leaders are amassing huge war chests in anticipation of a competitive and expensive November election.