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Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Financial Data on 527 Groups

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Section 527 political organization must file Form 8872 quarterly with the IRS listing their contributions received and expenditures. OpenSecrets.org has mined these IRS filings and produced a wonderful web site with helpful lists, including:

Top 50 527 Groups by Amount of Contributions and Expenditures
Top 20 Organizational Contributors to 527 Groups
Top 20 Individual Contributors to 527 Groups
List of Section 527 Groups that are "Major Players" in the 2004 Election
Forms 8872 filed by § 527 groups are searchable on the IRS web site. Here are the most recent Forms 8872 filed by some of the "major players" in the 2004 election on both sides of the aisle:

Democrat-Backed Groups:

America Coming Together
America Votes
Billionaires for Bush
Media Fund
MoveOn.org Voter Fund
Sierra Club Voter Education Fund
Republican-Backed Groups:
Club for Growth
Leadership Forum
Progress for America Voter Fund
Swift Boat Veterans for Truth
Taxpayers for Conservative Government
For further web commentary, see PLI's How Fast Can A Swift Boat MoveOn? Election 2004 And The 527 Groups and Corporate Political Activities 2004: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying & Ethics Laws.

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