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HUFFPOST FUNDRACE - Tomorrow

First Posted: 01/30/2012 7:04 pm Updated: 01/30/2012 10:35 pm

Wondering how much super PACs raised and from whom? Curious about how Gingrich's December surge helped his fundraising? Tomorrow you'll finally get to find out. Campaigns and super PACs are set to disclose their 4th quarter fundraising reports on Tuesday. This will cover contributions and expenses from October 1 through December 31. HuffPost will be covering these disclosures all day tomorrow and throughout the next few weeks.

What will we be looking for?

How much did the campaigns raise and who are their top donors?
Who's giving to the super PACs and how much have they raised and spent?
What's the split between max out donors ($5,000) and small donors (under $250) for each of the campaigns?
Are super PACs receiving contributions from sources that do not reveal the name of a human donor like shell corporations or non-profit organizations?
Who are the top donors in the country?
How much did the Republican campaigns invest in the early primary states?

What are you interested in learning? Shoot an e-mail to paulblumenthal@huffingtonpost.com and let us know.

GOP Primary update

What's helping Mitt Romney's big comeback in Florida? It's not just his feisty debate performances. The Romney campaign and his super PAC have vastly outspent Gingrich and his allies in Florida on television and in other areas like phone banking and voter mobilization. Check out our report from this weekend.

Super PAC spending has already influenced three primaries and one caucus in the GOP primary season. Today is the last day where the public will not know who is funding these groups. Nancy Scola looks at how this situation came about.

How much has the outside spending by super PACs and similar groups increased since 2008? The number is 1600% according to a study by the Wesleyan Media Group.

In Congress

Super PACs aren't just for the presidential race. The Washington Post's Dan Eggen explains.

Dem super PAC is targeting Tea Party Republicans, according to HuffPost's Mike McAuliff.

It's like Darren Aronofsky's Pi meets congressional corruption. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) uses a mystical rabbi and his network of followers to break campaign finance laws, according to this New York Times article.

CAMPAIGN VIDEOS

Help us populate our list of campaign videos. Send any notable TV, radio or web ads that you see to Fundrace. Send your submissions to paulblumenthal@huffingtonpost.com.

Committee: Mitt Romney for President
Spot: "Tomorrow, Stand With Mitt" - This video is meant to encourage voters to come out and support Romney on Tuesday. It includes quotes from all of the Florida papers that have endorsed him and features Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno endorsing him.
Link: [http://youtu.be/pQ4O4C_XSBU]
Market: YouTube.
Buy: None. Just a web video.

Committee: Newt Gingrich for President
Candidate opposed: Mitt Romney
Spot: "Mitt's Blind Trust Bluff" - This Gingrich ad contrasts Romney's defense of his investments in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by stating that those were in a blind trust that he had no control over with an old quote of Romney's, "A blind trust is an age-old ruse, if you will. Which is to say, you can always tell the blind trust what it can and cannot do. You give a blind trust rules."
Link: [http://youtu.be/IPBl370Zpe8]
Market: YouTube.
Buy: None. Just a web video.

Committee: Republican National Committee
Candidate opposed: Barack Obama
Spot: "Not Up To The Job" - The RNC tries to needle President Obama in Florida with this video using DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz' support for Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary as evidence that she didn't think that Obama was up for the job.
Link: [http://youtu.be/A4PhwynIlIs]
Market: YouTube.
Buy: None. Just a web video.

Committee: Barack Obama for President
Spot: "Faces of Change: Lilly Ledbetter's Equal Pay Story" - The Obama campaign is releasing a series of videos about policies passed under the President that it sees as helping people out. This one focuses on Lilly Ledbetter, who was the impetus for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Link: [http://youtu.be/tMxsYqaFwA0]
Market: YouTube.
Buy: None. Just a web video.

Committee: Mitt Romney for President
Candidate opposed: Newt Gingrich
Spot: "Credits" - This clever ad shows a roll of credits for a film except the credits are actually a list of Republicans in Congress who voted to reprimand Newt Gingrich for ethics violations.
Link: [http://youtu.be/IRJA2WSpHtY]
Market: Florida.
Buy: Undisclosed.

TRACKING INDEPENDENT SPENDING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:

These numbers represent spending by independent groups, like super PACs and non-profits, to support or oppose a particular candidate for the presidency in 2012. Fundrace will update this spending daily to help show which candidates are gaining from the proliferation of independent groups in this coming election.

Newt Gingrich (R), $5,351,580 to support, $16,344,820 to oppose. (Support: +$2,711,495, Oppose: +$65,571)
Mitt Romney (R), $1,475,669 to support, $4,757,195 to oppose. (Support: +$1,452, Oppose: +$363,208)
Rick Perry (R), $3,964,824 to support, $0 to oppose.
Ron Paul (R), $3,585,023 to support, $165,339 to oppose. (+$126,121)
Jon Huntsman (R), $2,453,204 to support, $0 to oppose.
Rick Santorum (R), $1,810,519 to support, $444,355 to oppose.
Barack Obama (D), $25,122 to support, $680,124 to oppose. (+$50,000)
Herman Cain (R), $486,717 to support, $0 to oppose.
Gary Johnson (R), $518 to support, $0 to oppose.

RECENT INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES

Endorse LIberty, $928 to support Ron Paul for President.
Mr. Yuriy Khapochkin, $2,796 to support Ron Paul for President.
Revolution PAC, $85,540 to support Ron Paul for President in Florida.
Restore Our Future, $37,991 to oppose Newt Gingrich for President in Florida.
Endorse Liberty, $11,893 to support Ron Paul for President.
Restore Our Future, $27,580 to oppose Newt Gingrich for President in Florida.
Restore Our Future, $1,452 to support Mitt Romney for President in Florida.
Winning Our Future, $358,119 to oppose Mitt Romney for President in Florida.
Winning Our Future, $323,725 to support Newt Gingrich for President in Florida.
Endorse Liberty, $18,340 to support Ron Paul for President.
American Bridge 21st Century, $5,089 to oppose Mitt Romney for President.
Winning Our Future, $2,388,270 to support Newt Gingrich for President in Florida.
One Nation PAC, $2,750 to support Rob Cornilles for Congress in Oregon's First District.
Endorse Liberty, $6,624 to support Ron Paul for President.
Life and Liberty PAC, $50,000 to oppose Barack Obama for President.

RECENT POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE REGISTRATIONS

Jobs Opportunity And Freedom PAC, Willows, Calif., Treasurer: Kelly Lawler. (Super PAC)
Damian C Palmer And Jack C Pilrgim For A Better America Super PAC, Springfield, Mo., Treasurer: Jack C. Pilgrim. (Super PAC)
Winning Freedom Inc, Austin, Texas, Treasurer: Brandon Todd. (Super PAC)
Conservative Renewal PAC, Houston, Texas, Treasurer: Larry M. Hicks. (Super PAC)

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