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The group, which is limited to smaller donations by campaign finance laws, gave the maximum of $15,000 to Rep. Paul BrounPaul Collins BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (R-Ga.), who is running in a crowded field for the Senate. It also gave $10,000 to Bryan Smith, who is running against Rep. Mike SimpsonMIchael (Mike) Keith SimpsonHouse passes Paycheck Fairness Act Press: Democrats dare to think big Dem chairwoman seeks watchdog probe of Park Service’s shutdown operations MORE (R-Idaho), a close ally of House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerIsrael should resist Trump's efforts to politicize support Lobbyists race to cash in on cannabis boom Rising star Ratcliffe faces battle to become Trump's intel chief MORE (R-Ohio).

The group also gave $5,000 to Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashLawmakers blast Trump as Israel bars door to Tlaib and Omar House Democrats targeting six more Trump districts for 2020 Sanford headed to New Hampshire amid talk of challenge to Trump MORE (R-Mich.), a libertarian-leaning Republican who has drawn a primary opponent, and $5,000 to Igor Birman, a conservative Republican running against former Rep. Doug Ose (R-Calif.) for the right to take on Rep. Ami BeraAmerish (Ami) Babulal BeraSeniors deserve access to Health Savings Accounts Democratic lawmakers support Bustos after DCCC resignations Overnight Defense: Shanahan exit shocks Washington | Pentagon left rudderless | Lawmakers want answers on Mideast troop deployment | Senate could vote on Saudi arms deal this week | Pompeo says Trump doesn't want war with Iran MORE (D-Calif.).

Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.), who may face a tough general election campaign, received $10,000 as well.

Citizens United doesn't make the huge donations other conservative groups do — it's up to $315,000 overall this cycle after giving $925,000 last cycle. But the group remains influential on the right, and the candidates it backs early on often receive big donations from other outside groups later on.