NTRA’s Horse PAC Reports Success in Election Cycle
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) said Nov. 8 that 41 of the 44 federal candidates it supported through its political action committee (Horse PAC) in 2011-12 won their seats in the Nov. 6 election.
Horse PAC, a bipartisan fund, spent $416,500 in the most recent election cycle, the NTRA reported. Direct contributions to candidates totaled $257,000, while $159,500 went to political leadership and other political action committees.
Candidates and political action committees in 25 states received funds in 2011-12. Kentucky-based candidates and PACs received the majority of funds at $85,000; followed by New York ($54,500); California ($30,000); Louisiana ($27,500); and Florida, Texas, and Michigan (all at $25,000), the NTRA reported.
According to supplemental documents, non-state political action committee funds were given to the National Republican Senatorial Committee ($30,000), National Republican Congressional Committee ($10,000), and the American Horse Council ($5,000). The NTRA didn’t release the breakdown by
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