By Alexandra Jaffe – 04/02/13 08:14 AM ET
Citizens United Political Victory Fund contributed $101,000 in the first quarter to 18 candidates running in state and federal races nationwide, an indication it plans to help defend those candidates from primary challenges in 2014.
The group maxed out for both the primary and general campaigns of Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) and Steve Stockman (R-Texas).
And Reps. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), Mich Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) all received the maximum contribution, $5,000, to just their primary campaigns.
For Reps. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and John Mica (R-Fla.), the group only contributed $1,000 to their primary campaigns, and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) received only $2,500 for his primary campaign. Rep. Justin Amash received $5,000 toward his 2010 primary debt.