Rep. Kevin McCarthy steered hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash to members of the GOP caucus now threatening his bid for Speaker of the House, FEC records show.

Since 2008, McCarthy’s leadership PAC, Majority Committee PAC, has given $316,000 to 17 of the Republican members now opposing him.

One of the largest beneficiaries is also one of McCarthy’s most vocal opponents, Freedom Caucus Chair Scott Perry, who has received more than $50,000 from McCarthy’s PAC since 2012. 

McCarthy has also given at least $25,000 to Reps. Michael Cloud, Andrew Clyde, Andy Harris and Ralph Norman over the years.

McCarthy’s contributions to the rebellious members were made through his leadership PAC, Majority Committee. Leadership PACs are fundraising vehicles that exist in addition to a candidate’s primary campaign committee. Prominent members, leveraging their profile, use them to raise and dispense extra cash to their allies.

Here’s a look at contributions:

  • Scott Perry: $52,500
  • Andy Harris: $26,000
  • Michael Cloud: $25,000
  • Andrew Clyde: $25,000
  • Ralph Norman: $25,000
  • Andy Biggs: $20,000
  • Matt Gaetz: $20,000
  • Dan Bishop: $20,000
  • Matt Rosendale: $20,000
  • Byron Donalds: $20,000
  • Paul Gosar: $17,500
  • Anna Paulina Luna: $10,000
  • Bob Good: $10,000
  • Mary Miller: $10,000
  • Chip Roy: $5,000
  • Eli Crane: $5,000
  • Keith Self: $5,000

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