PAC Favoring Ties With Cuba Raised $350,000 in Past Six Months, Will Spend on House, Senate Races

A political action committee formed to support candidates for Congress who favor strengthening U.S. ties with Cuba raised about $350,000 in its first seven months existence, the group said.

New Cuba PAC has nearly $300,000 on hand going into the 2016 cycle and has helped raise another $100,000 directly for Congressional candidates of both parties by holding fundraising events. The group plans to engage in key House and Senate races around the country but especially in Florida, where the state’s influential Cuban-American community has traditionally opposed a thaw.

The Florida Senate race to succeed Sen. Marco Rubio, for example, features both Republican and Democratic candidates who seem open to improved ties between the two countries.

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