WASHINGTON — The American Action Network, a so-called Super PAC co-founded by former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, spent nearly $4.3 million in the 2009-10 election cycle in 11 House and Senate races across America, from Massachusetts to Alaska.
None of that money was spent in Minnesota, according to FEC disclosure forms obtained and databased by the Sunlight Foundation. The largest expenditure, almost $850,000 in a single House race, was spent in Massachusetts’ 10th District, an open seat that Democrats wound up holding despite the vast influx of outside money.
Elsewhere, like in Wisconsin where AAN spent $455,000 to unseat Democrat Russ Feingold, those outside dollars were credited with helping finance the upset win by a Republican.
The full list of contributions in listed here. AAN hasn’t disbursed any money toward a November 2012 race yet, but it has already funneled in more than $94,000 in a three-way special election in New York. Details of how that money is being spent are here.