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Obama’s Super PAC Slumps

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Politico — The pro-Barack Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action is still struggling to keep up with GOP super PACs preparing to unleash millions of dollars in independent advertisements.

Priorities USA Action raised $1.6 million in April, according to federal records released late Sunday. It’s the smallest haul the group has pulled in since the meager $59,000 the group raised in January.

The group raked in $3 million less than the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future raised in April, even as the GOP group reported its worst fundraising month so far this year.

The bulk of Priorities USA Action’s cash in April came from labor groups. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association PAC contributed $1 million; another $250,000 came from the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Pipe Fitting Industry. Both union checks came on April 30, the last day of the filing period.

Including the two labor groups, the super PAC received only nine donations of $10,000 or more in April. Top donors included Joseph Kiani, chairman and CEO of Masimo Corp.; Ariel Capital CEO John Rogers; and television executive Michael King.

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