The abortion money starts coming in 

The Center for Responsive Politics reports on a post-Citizens United “Super PAC” making independent expenditures in this year’s congressional races.

The newly formed “super PAC” of abortion rights advocacy group EMILY’s List drew most of the $430,000 it raised in August from just five sources, a Center for Responsive Politics review of campaign finance reports filed Thursday shows.

Last month, the PAC, known as Women Vote!, raised $250,000 from the Service Employees International Unionand another $95,000 from four wealthy women philanthropists and investors who have been prolific political donors over the years, according to a Center for Responsive Politics analysis. Such contributions illustrate how relatively few people may now, in the aftermath of major federal court decisions, significantly affect the financial fortunes of certain political groups.

Many people don’t realize this, but — compared to other single-issue groups — pro-choice money is consistently one of the biggest, while pro-life money is nearly non-existent.

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