The group maxed out for both the primary and general campaigns of Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Jim BridenstineJim BridenstineLawmakers sound alarm on space security The Hill's Whip List: 36 GOP no votes on ObamaCare repeal plan A guide to the committees: House MORE (R-Okla.) and Steve StockmanSteve StockmanFormer congressman indicted on conspiracy charges Ex-GOP rep blames arrest on 'deep state' conspiracy Former Texas rep Steve Stockman facing conspiracy charge MORE (R-Texas).
And Reps. David SchweikertDavid SchweikertGOP amendment would give billion to insurers to cover high-cost patients Meadows: Freedom Caucus would back bill that got rid of 3 ObamaCare regs Trump pressing House GOP for tweaks in healthcare bill: report MORE (R-Ariz.), Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), Mich Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and Matt SalmonMatt SalmonConservative activists want action from Trump Senators fear fallout of nuclear option Western Republicans seek new federal appeals court 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 YohoTed YohoThe ‘zero-for-zero' policy on sugar could be a roadmap forward for the US on trade Why an independent counsel is necessary in an election probe GOP rep explains why he backs Syria attack now after opposing under Obama MORE (R-Fla.) received only $2,500 for his primary campaign. Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashGreens take climate fight to GOP town halls US pressure on Saudis can help promote peace in Yemen Who will replace Chaffetz on Oversight? 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 PaulRand PaulWe can put America first by preventing public health disasters Conservative activists want action from Trump McConnell: 'Big challenge' to pass ObamaCare repeal in Senate 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.