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Cantor Spends $1 Million, Koch Contributes

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., reported spending over $1 million during April and three weeks in May, prior to his upcoming primary on June 10th. National donors, such as David Koch, and interest groups helped fund his campaign.  

Cantor for Congress, the campaign committee of Rep. Eric Cantor , R-Va., reported  it had receipts of $449,300 and disbursements of $1,002,774 from April 1st through May 21st, leaving $1,500,911 cash on hand.  

The committee received $19,594 from donors giving $200 or less, and $235,756 from donors giving more than $200. Contributions included $5,200 from David Koch, executive vice president, Koch Industries (NY); a total of $25,600 from nine executives of Comcast, including $5,000 from Kyle McSlarrow, head of their lobbying and government affairs office (UT); $5,200 from former Rep. Jim McCrery, R-La., consultant at Capitol Counsel (DC); $10,400 from Charlotte and Curtis Bradbury, CEO of Stephens Inc. (AR); and $41,500 from two dozen individuals working in the pain management business.

The committee received $193,950 from PACs and other committees, including $4,500 from KochPAC; $10,000 from the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians PAC; $5,000 from the Comcast Corporation PAC; $2,500 from the NRA Political Victory Fund; $5,000 from WellPoint Inc. WellPAC; among others. The committee has received $2.1 million from PACs and other committees this cycle.

The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians lobbies on medicare reimbursements, medicare coverage, and issues relating to prescription drug monitoring.  

Cantor for Congress spent $992,478 on operating expenditures including $372,000 for media purchases with Mentzer Media Services (MD); $243,580 for salaries/administrative; $50,000 with Acquire Digital for advertising; $41,000 for airfare; $19,890 with Savanna Communications (DC) for media production; $29,039 with McLaughlin & Associates (VA) and Jackson-Alvarez Group (VA) for survey research; among others.  

In the Republican primary, Cantor is running against David Brat, in Virginia’s 7th District. Brat has reported raising $89,611 and spending $47,193 through May 21st.

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