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American Action Network

Applied for IRS recognition of its tax-exempt status on Feb. 24, 2010. Said it would spend on elections on IRS Form 1024.
Recognized on April 3, 2010.
Started ads in Oct. 2010
Reported spending $25.7M to the IRS and $19.4M on elections* from July 2010 to June 2011.
Reported election spending on IRS Form 990.

* This figure includes money reported to the FEC and to state election authorities, as well as donations to super PACs, political committees and c4s for the purpose of political ads. Three groups -- Economy Forward, The Annual Fund and The Commission on Hope, Growth and Opportunity -- did not report spending to election authorities, but their expenditures surfaced in other records. The Republican Jewish Coalition spent $4.9 million – almost $3.8 million reported to the IRS, plus $1.1 million reported to the FEC.

** This figure is the amount of money reported by the organization as its political spending to the IRS.