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AAF PAC Disbursements and Success Rate in 2016 Electoral Cycle

Posted on: Nov 14, 2016

This cycle, the Arts Action Fund PAC worked to help elect Congressional and Presidential candidates who outlined their support for the arts and arts education either through action while serving in elected office, or through expressed support for pro-arts policies. We supported pro-arts candidates from all across the country, incumbents and challengers alike.

Below is the list of candidates we supported, and how we supported them:

Candidate

State

Office

Won/Lost

Margin

2015

2016

Lisa Murkowski

AK

Senate

Win

+14

$1,500.00

Helene Schneider

CA

House

Lost (Primary)

-17 (Primary)

$500.00

Ami Bera

CA

House

Win

+2

$500.00

Kamala Harris

CA

Senate

Win

+26

$1,000.00

Ken Calvert

CA

House

Win

+20

$3,500.00

$2,500.00

Linda Sanchez

CA

House

Win

+40

$1,000.00

Mimi Walters

CA

House

Win

+20

$500.00

Ted Lieu

CA

House

Win

+32

$1,000.00

Patrick Murphy

FL

Senate

Lost

-8

$1,000.00

Florida PAC for Arts & Culture

FL

State PAC

N/A

N/A

$2,612.50

Gus Bilirakis

FL

House

Win

+38

$1,000.00

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

FL

House

Win

+10

$1,000.00

John Lewis

GA

House

Win

+70

$1,000.00

Chuck Grassley*

IA

Senate

Win

+24

$500.00

Mike Simpson

ID

House

Win

+34

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Tammy Duckworth

IL

Senate

Win

+14

$2,500.00

Evan Bayh

IN

Senate

Lost

-10

$1,000.00

Seth Moulton

MA

House

Win

Uncontested

$1,000.00

Kathleen Matthews

MD

House

Lost (Primary)

-9.7 (Primary)

$1,000.00

Chris Van Hollen

MD

Senate

Win

+24

$1,000.00

Steny Hoyer

MD

House

Win

+37

$1,000.00

$1,500.00

Sandy Levin

MI

House

Win

+21

$500.00

Betty McCollum

MN

House

Win

+24

$2,500.00

Billy Long

MO

House

Win

+41

$500.00

Jon Tester

MT

Senate

Up for Re-election in 2018

N/A

$500.00

Hillary Victory Fund

N/A

President

Lost

-80 Electoral Votes

$10,000.00

Hillary for America

N/A

President

N/A

N/A

$2,700.00

Deborah Ross

NC

Senate

Lost

-6

$2,500.00

New Hampshire Democratic Party

NH

State Party

N/A

N/A

$500.00

$500.00

New Hampshire Republican State Committee

NH

State Party

N/A

N/A

$500.00

Maggie Hassan

NH

Senate

Win

+716 votes

$1,000.00

Leonard Lance

NJ

House

Win

+12

$1,000.00

$2,500.00

Tom Udall

NM

Senate

Up for Re-election in 2020

N/A

$1,000.00

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

Senate

Win

+2

$1,000.00

Jacky Rosen

NV

House

Win

+1

$500.00

Steve Israel

NY

House

N/A (Did not run for re-election)

N/A

$1,000.00

Carolyn Maloney

NY

House

Win

+66

$1,500.00

Elise Stefanik

NY

House

Win

+37

$1,000.00

Jerrold Nadler

NY

House

Win

+54

$1,000.00

$500.00

Joseph Crowley

NY

House

Win

+67

$500.00

Louise Slaughter

NY

House

Win

+12

$5,000.00

$5,000.00

Nita Lowey

NY

House

Win

Uncontested

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Paul Tonko

NY

House

Win

+44

$500.00

Pat Tiberi

OH

House

Win

+37

$1,000.00

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

House

Win

+23

$5,000.00

$2,500.00

Katie McGinty

PA

Senate

Lost

-2

$2,500.00

David Cicilline

RI

House

Win

+28

$1,000.00

$2,500.00

Lamar Alexander

TN

Senate

Up for Re-election in 2020

N/A

$1,000.00

Dave Reichert

WA

House

Win

+16

$500.00

Patty Murray

WA

Senate

Win

+22

$1,000.00

Russ Feingold

WI

Senate

Lost

-3

$1,000.00


TOTAL:

Won 35

Lost 8

81.4% Success Rate


$26,500.00

$66,812.50

$93,312.50

*Contribution to Sen. Grassley was made in 2013 but was designated for the 2016 Electoral Cycle.

For a detailed look at how current Members of Congress support the arts, check out our 2016 Congressional Arts Report Card.