The super-PAC of the Club for Growth raised $723,000 last month, including $600,000 from four individuals or groups, the anti-tax group said in a filing today to the Federal Election Commission. It had $3.4 million left to spend as May began.
Club for Growth Action received $200,000 from the campaign committee of South Carolina Republican Senator Jim DeMint, a high-profile figure in Tea Party circles. DeMint, who was re-elected in 2010, donated $500,000 in campaign funds to the super-PAC in February.
The super-PAC received $300,000 from retired Arizona businessman Jerry Hayden and his wife, and $100,000 from Arkansas businessman Jackson T. Stephens Jr.
Club for Growth Action reported spending more than $2.2 million in April on “independent expenditures” that support or oppose candidates. It spent $1.5 million last month to help Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock unseat Senator Richard G. Lugar in a Republican primary on May 8. The super-PAC spent $520,340 in April to oppose Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning ahead of a May 15 Republican Senate primary in which he was defeated by state Senator Deb Fischer.