Not a lot of time today - so it’ll be quick post. Groups filing independent expenditures with the FEC still had a few Brinks trucks to unload on Friday. Lots of groups disclosing - lots of new money in elections.
The Roundup: $19 million disclosed by 48 different groups influencing over 50 federal elections.
The Big Spender: The US Chamber of Commerce, a pro-Republican group, disclosed $2.1 million in House elections in Illinois (Districts 11, 12 17), Massachusetts (District 6) and Utah (District 4). American Crossroads, another pro-Republican organization, filed $1.9 million in spending on Friday - all opposing incumbent Democratic Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson. In all, 8 groups - some big names like Crossroads GPS, DSCC & Restore Our Future and some smaller names like American Hospital Association PAC - disclosed more than $1 million
Cashing In: Darling of right-leaning groups, Mentzer Media, pocketed $4.2 million on Friday from American Crossroads, American Unity PAC, American Hospital Association PAC and Restore our Future - the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC.
House or Senate? The Senate. Groups disclosed $8.7 million on Senate races and $6.2 million on House contests.
The Hot Spot: Florida - $2 million. Most of the cash targeted the Senate contest between Democratic candidate Bill Nelson and Republican Connie Mack.
The High Striker: Republicans. Pro-Republican groups disclosed $13.9 million, pro-Democratic groups $5.1 million. Reps outspent the Dems $2.7 to $1.
As always, the disclosure summary table: