Washington — U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, of Jefferson, continued to play the leadership fundraising game in the second quarter of 2015, according to political fundraising reports he filed with the Federal Election Commission for April-June.
Scalise, elected to the No. 3 position in the House hierarchy by his Republican colleagues in June 2014, raised $945,350 in the second quarter of 2015 for his joint fundraising committee, which distributes money to his congressional campaign committee, his leadership political action committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Besides the more than $500,000 received from the joint committee, Scalise’s congressional committee took in $85,000 in contributions from individuals and $58,000 from other PACs.
The congressional committee then donated $150,000 to the campaigns of other candidates.
The joint committee also funneled nearly $150,000 to the NRCC, which spends its money on behalf of Republican House candidates generally.
The joint committee sent more than $180,000 to the leadership committee, which typically donates to other candidates as well. Its report is not due until July 31.
The largest contributor to the joint committee in the quarter was New York real estate investor Jed Manocherian, who donated $150,000, according the reports. Second was New Orleans-area developer Joseph Canizaro, at $100,000.