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    Center to Protect Patient Rights grantees

    Before the 2010 midterm elections, a newly formed tax-exempt group called the Center to Protect Patient Rights distributed more than $55 million to 26 conservative advocacy groups. Many of them then launched hard-hitting ads against congressional Democrats up for election.

    The groups that got money from the center, which has ties to the billionaire Koch brothers, and the amounts are listed below.

    TARGETS Democrats opposed by CPPR grantees included, clockwise from upper left, Bruce Braley, Carol Shea-Porter, Heath Shuler, Michael Bennet, Joseph Sestak and Joe Manchin III.

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    May 27, 2012
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    Group Funding 2010 election spending*
    American Future Fund $12,965,000 $9,599,806
    60 Plus Assn. $11,625,000 $7,096,125
    Americans for Limited Government $5,585,000 $1,021,378
    Americans for Job Security $4,828,000 $8,991,209
    Americans for Tax Reform $4,189,000 $4,140,044
    Americans for Prosperity $4,149,000 $1,322,060
    Revere America $2,300,000 $2,572,366
    Coalition to Protect Patients Rights $2,064,000 $0
    Institute for Liberty $1,952,000 $0
    Benjamin Rush League/US Health Freedom Coalition $1,705,000 $0
    Susan B. Anthony List $1,025,000 $2,546,837
    Club for Growth $699,000 $8,240,060
    National Taxpayers Union $682,500 $0
    Americans United for Life Action $559,000 $349,615
    American Energy Alliance $250,000 $0
    Independent Womens Voice $250,000 $0
    Freedom Vote $200,000 $0
    Protect Your Vote $100,000 $0
    Americans United for Life $55,000 $0
    Hispanic Leadership Fund $47,000 $100,000
    Citizens Outreach $38,000 $0
    Tea Party Patriots $30,000 $0
    Common Sense Issue Coalition $25,000 $0
    Nebraska Right to Life $25,000 $0
    Common Sense Issue $10,000 $162,530
    Concerned Women For America $4,500 $0

    Sources: Tax filings and Federal Election Commission data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics

    Credits: Maloy Moore, Ben Welsh

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