America’s PAC 527

America’s PAC began as a 527 political nonprofit group. The organization is notorious for its controversial ads. In 2000, its pro-George W. Bush ads were disavowed by the Bush campaign.[1] The Republican National Committee called them “racist or race-baiting in intent.”[2] In 2006, the group’s ads implied that Democratic voters were inclined to “snuff their own seed” when they made “a little mistake with one of [their] hos”, and also attempted to link Democratic opponents of the Iraq War to former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke.[3]

The primary donor to America’s PAC 527 is shipping executive Richard Uihlein. Uihlein has donated $2.36 million to the group since 2006 and donated $500,000 of the group’s $520,000 in receipts in 2015.[4]

The group created a Super PAC affiliate in 2014, which has spent against Democratic Senate candidates in three states in 2016. For more details on the Super PAC’s activity, check out our brief on America’s PAC.

[1]How a controversial Super PAC is pushing blacks and Latinos to vote GOP.” Molly Redden, Mother Jones, 10/10/14

[2]How a controversial Super PAC is pushing blacks and Latinos to vote GOP.” Molly Redden, Mother Jones, 10/10/14

[3]How a controversial Super PAC is pushing blacks and Latinos to vote GOP.” Molly Redden, Mother Jones, 10/10/14

[4]America’s PAC (527) – Donor Search.” The Center for Responsive Politics, accessed 05/23/16