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American Future Fund

Applied for IRS recognition of its tax-exempt status on March 19, 2008. Said it would not spend on elections on IRS Form 1024.
Recognized on Oct. 24, 2008.
Started ads in Sept. 2010
Reported spending $21.4M to the IRS and $9.07M on elections* from Jan. 2010 to Dec. 2010.
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.