More than 30 groups report spending money on abortion amendment

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(Updated Tuesday to add Kansans for Life, Kanas Civic Vote Action, Friends in Support of Reproductive Rights, American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Women for Kansas. Links to new reports uploaded on Tuesday added)

The first of the campaign finance reports for the abortion amendment started rolling in on Monday, showing what’s been raised for a historic vote that will determine abortion rights in Kansas.

The biggest organization opposing the amendment – Kansans for Constitutional Freedom – filed a report showing it had spent $5.8 million while raising about $6.5 million.

The biggest group supporting the amendment filed its report at the end of the day, showing it spent about $5.4 million while raising about $4.7 million.

Many groups that have already reported are smaller organizations that raised and spent money on the amendment.

In all there are more than 30.

Here’s a breakdown of other groups who filed reports that are in order of how much money that have spent:

  • Kansans for Life reported spending $853,000 while raising about $616,800.
  • Women for Kansas reported spending about $375,600 while raising about $376,000.
  • Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes reported spending about $308,000 against the amendment while raising about about $196,000.
  • Kansas Catholic Conference reported spending about $275,000 while raising $278,300.
  • Kansas Family Voice had reported spending about $251,000 while raising about $272,600 to support the amendment
  • The Do Right PAC, which was started by former Congressman Tim Huelskamp, reported spending about $203,000 while raising about $532,000.
  • Kansans for Life PAC reported spending about $155,900 while raising about $173,700.
  • The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation reported spending $120,760 while raising no money separately. A bulk of that money went to Kansans for Constitutional Freedom, which is opposing the amendment. The ACLU already spent about $135,000 on the amendment last year, bringing its total for the campaign to more than $250,000.
  • Vote No Kansas reported spending about $105,900 while raising about $169,300. It received $30,000 from Danielle Cocanougher, an entrepreneur in Richland Hills, Texas; $5,000 from Steve and Lois Lopes in Lawrence; $5,000 from Eric Budy of Topeka; $2,500 from Nick Grow of Norwood, Massachusetts; $1,500 from the Douglas County Democratic Party; and $6,572 from Aimee Polson of Lawrence.
  • Vivian Hamilton of Overland Park reported spending about $28,100 while raising about $27,000.
  • The Mainstream Coalition reported spending about $24,950 opposing the amendment while raising about $9,700. Mainstream’s political action committee put $6,500 into the campaign.
  • Kansas Voter Empowerment Project of Wichita reported spending about $16,800 while raising about $20,100.
  • Wonder Fair of Lawrence Kansas reported spending about $9,500 while raising about $2,700.
  • League of Women Voters Wichita – Metro reported spending about $8,900 while raising about $8,100.
  • Douglas County Democratic Party reported spending about $8,900 while raising about $8,100.
  • Sedgwick County Democratic Central Committee reported spending about $8,800 while raising about $13,900.
  • League of Women Voters Manhattan Riley County reported spending about $5,800 while raising about $6,900.
  • Catholic Vote Civic Action reported spending about $5,100 while not raising any money.
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina reported spending $4,869 while raising no money.
  • Lyon County Democratic Committee reported spending about $4,590 while raising $5,250. It pooled its contributions from the Harvey County Democratic Central Committee ($250), the Woodson County Democratic Party ($100), the Ellis County Democratic Central Committee ($50), the Reno County Democratic Central Committee ($1,650), the Jackson County Democratic Central Committee ($200), the Shawnee County Democratic Central Committee ($1,500) and the Reno County Democratic Central Committee ($1,500). The contributions were reimbursements for signs.
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas spent about $3,700 while not raising any money.
  • The League of Women Voters-Douglas County spent $3,094 on the amendment, while raising about $2,600. Most of its donations – about $1,900 – were contributions of $50 or less, including donations for T-shirts.
  • The League of Women Voters-Johnson County spent $2,726 while raising about $2,600. Most of its donations – about $1,890 – were unitemized at $50 or less. It received $500 from former Shawnee City Council Member Dawn Tubbesing of Shawnee.
  • Franklin County Democratic Central Committee spent $2,076 while raising about $1,500. Roxanne Mattenberg of Princeton gave $1,000 and Scott Yeargain of Ottawa gave $500.
  • Southeast Kansas Women’s lntersectional Network of Pittsburg reported spending about $1,600 while raising the same.
  • Jamie Brooksher of Pittsburg reported spending about $1,600 while raising about $1,800.
  • Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee has spent about $1,500 on the amendment while raising no money. It received about $1,600 from in-kind donations, most of which came from Vote No Kansas based in Lawrence.
  • Kansas Citizens for a Humane Government of Emporia reported spending $1,412 while raising about $1,625.
  • Friends in Support of Reproductive Rights of Leawood spent about $1,400 while raising about $954.
  • Save The Babies PAC of Pleasanton reported spending about $1,100 and raised $355 in in-kind contributions from Joe Patton of Topeka.
  • The League of Women Voters Kansas reported spending about $905 while raising about $10,100. It received $10,000 from Wichita Community Foundation.
  • Bekkalek LLC of Wichita reported spending about $480 while raising about $778.
  • Carol Williamson of Lawrence reported spending $620 while raising none.
  • Johnson County Democratic Women South reported spending about $350 while raising about $2,100.
  • Laura Klusener of Pittsburg reported spending $305 while raising $259.

The campaign is already one of the most expensive primaries in Kansas history with broadcast spending at about $8.6 million so far and another $1.3 million coming into Kansas from Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America.

Supporters of the amendment have already spent or booked about $4.2 million in broadcast ads.

Opponents of the amendment have already spent or booked about $4.4 million in broadcast advertisements.