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The group maxed out for both the primary and general campaigns of Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Jim BridenstineJames (Jim) Frederick BridenstineOvernight Regulation: Justice, AT&T trade accusations over CNN sale | House panel approves bill to boost drilling on federal lands | Senate advances Trump EPA air nominee Overnight Tech: Feds, AT&T trade accusations over CNN sale | Ex-Yahoo CEO grilled over breach | Senate panel approves sex trafficking bill Overnight Energy: Senators grill Trump environmental pick | EPA air nominee heads to Senate floor | Feds subpoena ex-Trump adviser over biofuels push MORE (R-Okla.) and Steve StockmanSteve StockmanEx-GOP staffer pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering on behalf of ex-lawmaker Cornyn to run for reelection in 2020 Former congressman indicted on conspiracy charges MORE (R-Texas).

And Reps. David SchweikertDavid SchweikertThe Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill GOP Senate hopeful Kelli Ward leads challengers in internal poll Kelli Ward pursues Rand Paul’s endorsement in Arizona MORE (R-Ariz.), Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), Mich Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and Matt SalmonMatt SalmonMcSally tells GOP colleagues she'll run for Arizona Senate GOP Senate hopeful Kelli Ward leads challengers in internal poll Paul says he still supports McConnell after endorsing anti-McConnell candidate MORE (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 YohoTheodore (Ted) Scott YohoRichard Gere welcomes lawmakers' words of support for Tibet Records show Papadopoulos frequently acted as Trump campaign rep Freedom Caucus chairman courts Dems on tax reform MORE (R-Fla.) received only $2,500 for his primary campaign. Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashGOP leaders agree to consider Dec. 30 spending bill House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama Overnight Finance: House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama | GOP leaders to consider Dec. 30 spending bill | Justices skeptical of ban on sports betting | Mulvaney won't fire official who sued him MORE received $5,000 toward his 2010 primary debt.

All are in comfortably red districts, but many faced potential or actual primary challengers in 2012, and the contributions to their primary campaigns could help prevent similar opponents from emerging this cycle.

Citizens United PVF also contributed $5,000 each to the leadership PACs of Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulLexington mayor launches bid for Congress Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politics Meet the Iran hawk who could be Trump's next secretary of State MORE (R-Ky.) and Reps. Steve Scalise (R-La.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Tim GriffinTim GriffinFlynn discloses lobbying that may have helped Turkey Tea Party class reassesses record Huckabee's daughter to run '16 campaign MORE (R-Ark.), Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Steve King (R-Iowa). Scalise and Griffin were floated as potential Senate candidates but declined to run, while King is a likely contender for Iowa's open Senate seat.

It also gave $11,500 to the primary campaign of Josh Mandel, for his reelection as Ohio state treasurer.

The contributions overall are an early indication of the races in which Citizens United is likely to engage, according to David Bossie, the group's president.

"Citizens United Political Victory Fund gives money to candidates who deserve the support of our membership and we will be heavily involved during the 2014 cycle," he said.