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Koch-Linked Dark Money Group Spent $137 Million In 2012

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According to The Daily Caller, the CPPR gave grants to nearly 50 conservative organizations in 2012. Among the recipients were the American Future Fund ($49.2 million), Americans for Responsible Leadership ($24.7 million), Americans for Prosperity ($11.5 million), American Commitment ($4.8 million), Citizen Link ($4.2 million), National Rifle Association for Legislative Action ($3.2 million), and 60 Plus Association ($2.6 million). 

As a tax-exempt 501(c)4 "social welfare" organization, the CPPR does not need to disclose its donors. But tax documents made public earlier this year by the Koch brothers-linked group Freedom Partners showed that the group gave $115 million in 2012 to the CPPR.

The $137 million spent by the CPPR in 2012 dwarfs the group's spending totals from the past two years: the group reported total expenses of $23 million in 2011 and $60 million in 2010.