$2.1 million: The amount the super PAC League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund received from Bloomberg and the Democratic megadonor Michael D. Bills—they gave $2 million and $100,000, respectively. LCV Victory Fund spends money to defeat federal candidates who oppose “clean energy” policies and to elect candidates who support them.
$100,000: What Lin-Manuel Miranda’s company, 5000 Broadway Productions, gave to the Latino Victory Fund, a PAC that supports Latino candidates running for office. The Latino Victory Fund recently launched a recruiting effort to encourage Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego to run for the late Senator John McCain’s seat in Arizona’s 2020 special Senate election, according to Politico.
1: The number of political contributions Twitter’s PAC made in August. The recipient: Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi, who got $2,700. At nearly 70,000 followers, Wicker’s official Twitter account ranks in the bottom half among senators. (On the low end, Democratic Senator Doug Jones of Alabama has fewer than 15,000 followers, while independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has more than 7.9 million followers.)
$4,177: Income labeled “refund media,” the only money that came into the John Bolton Super PAC in August. The super PAC did, however, spend more than $45,400 on legal fees last month—watchdog groups have filed multiple complaints against it—and still had more than $2.6 million in the bank as of August 30, federal records show. Bolton’s political arm went dormant when he joined the administration as the national-security adviser earlier this year.
$99,937.34: The difference between what the Democratic super PAC Duty and Country raised and spent in August. The secretive group, which which formed in April, received one contribution last month: $100,000 from the retired Illinois resident Robert Burt. It spent $62.66 in bank fees last month. Duty and Country took advantage of loopholes in disclosure law to delay disclosing its funders until after West Virginia conducted its Senate primary on May 8.
$1.1 million: The amount of cash Planned Parenthood Votes spent supporting Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona and opposing Republican Representative Martha McSally. The super PAC shelled out more than $850,000 on Sinema alone, who received a score of 100 percent from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s scorecard that tracks congressional-member voting records on legislation related to abortion and health insurance, among other issues.
$10,000: How much money Ed Rollins, a co-chairman of the pro-Trump Great America PAC, earned in August from his PAC work. Rollins has weathered criticism this month for his comments about how many Puerto Ricans Hurricane Maria killed and about assault accusations in connection with the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.