Horse PAC, the bipartisan political action committee of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), has surpassed the $3 million mark in total disbursements to federal political candidates and parties since its inception in 2002.
Horse PAC has supported more than 250 candidates and 75 Leadership PACs and is the horse racing industry’s largest federal PAC. In the 2014 elections, Horse PAC-supported candidates won all 39 of their House contests and three of four Senate races for an impressive 97.6% success rate. The PAC disbursed $452,500 in the last Congress.
“I want to thank the many individuals who contribute to Horse PAC for recognizing the important role it plays in supporting our industry’s efforts in Washington, D.C.,” said Horse PAC Chairman William S. Farish Jr. “I also want to express my gratitude to a small group of individuals who have contributed annually since the formation of Horse PAC.”
Horse PAC supports federal political candidates who serve on Congressional committees that oversee matters pertaining to livestock and agriculture issues, Internet gaming, taxation, immigration and the Interstate Horseracing Act; are established Congressional leaders; understand horse racing’s issues; have racetracks, breeding farms, training centers and ADWs in their states; are members of the Congressional Horse Caucus; or are emerging leaders meriting early support in their legislative careers.