KC PAC Gives in Huelskamp Primary in West Kansas
July 22, 2014

(AP) – A conservative Republican super PAC seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp is spending more than $108,500 in the Republican primary race for the sprawling 1st Congressional District of western and central Kansas.

A filing with the Federal Elections Commission Monday shows the Now or Never PAC out of Kansas City, Missouri, is putting money into mailers and other advertising against him.

Huelskamp is a tea party favorite known for his criticism of the GOP leadership in Washington. He is seeking a third two-year term.

He is challenged in the GOP primary by Alan LaPolice, a Clyde farmer and educator.

The PAC money is the latest blow to Huelskamp’s re-election bid to this agricultural district. The Kansas Farm Bureau and the Kansas Livestock Association have also refused to endorse him.

Akin Gets Down-the-Stretch Help from GOP Group that Once Shunned Him
October 31, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Republican-leaning political group that once opposed Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s Senate bid is launching the biggest ad buy on his behalf since the national GOP abandoned Akin for his comments on “legitimate rape.”

The Now or Never Political Action Committee said Wednesday that it’s spending $800,000 on TV ads in the final days of Akin’s campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. That’s the largest buy supporting Akin since the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Crossroads GPS dropped their planned advertising after Akin remarked in August that women’s bodies have ways of averting pregnancy in what he called “legitimate rape.”

The new ad says a president Mitt Romney would need Akin’s vote in the Senate. Romney led the GOP calls for Akin to quit the race

Now Or Never PAC Blasts Brunner for Steelman
July 26, 2012

PAC Has Plans to Boost Steelman Campaign With Money
July 17, 2012

(AP) – An independent political committee reports $444,150 in its bank account at the start of July to help Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman.

The Now or Never Political Action Committee filed a quarterly campaign finance report with the Federal Election Commission. The committee says spending several hundred thousand dollars will help Steelman in the Republican Senate primary.

The Aug. 7 primary features Steelman, St. Louis businessman John Brunner and U.S. Rep. Todd Akin. They are competing to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Federal campaign finance figures covering April through the end of June show that Brunner contributed more than $2.5 million to his campaign and raised about $193,000 from others. Akin’s campaign brought in nearly $284,000 and Steelman collected nearly $242,000.