UPDATED February 1, 2012
Who's Financing the "˜Super PACs'
The Times tracked donors to "super PACs" as they filed reports on Tuesday detailing their activities in the final three months of 2011. Unlike candidates, who can raise a maximum of $2,500 per person for each election, super PACs are independent from candidates and can raise unlimited amounts from individuals, corporations and labor unions, and spend unlimited amounts to support or oppose a candidate.
Groups run or advised by candidate's former staff or associates
Individuals or corporations
who gave $25,000 or more
Share from large donors
Donations of $25,000 or more
Through Dec. 31
Restore Our Future
Created by former aides to Mitt Romney, this super PAC is running advertisements in Florida, Nevada and Arizona to oppose Newt Gingrich.
View Latest Filing at FEC.gov Â»
Investor and former top executive at Bain Capital, the private equity firm Mr. Romney helped start. $1.0 million
Co-chief executive at Renaissance Technologies Corp., a hedge fund company. $1.0 million
Founder of the hedge fund Paulson & Company. Well known for earning billions of dollars betting against the subprime mortgage market. $1.0 million
Houston homebuilder who was a major financier of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in 2004. $1.0 million
Founder of Tiger Management, a hedge fund. $1.0 million
Manager of Elliot Associates hedge fund. $1.0 million
Eli Publishing Inc.
Shares a Provo, Utah, address with F8 LLC. $1.0 million
Shares a Provo, Utah, address with Eli Publishing Inc. $1.0 million
An Idaho-based health and wellness products company; donations were made under the names of four associated companies.
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