Influence & Lobbying in the US (Graphics)

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Barack Obama (D)

Senator from Illinois

Obama's victory in the general election was aided by his tremendous fund-raising success. Since the start of 2007, his campaign relied on bigger donors and smaller donors nearly equally, pulling in successive donations mostly over the Internet. After becoming his party's nominee, Obama declined public financing and the spending limits that came with it, making him the first major-party candidate since the system was created to reject taxpayers' money for the general election.

Obama election raised

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Barack Obama (D) : Top Contributors

Obama - Top contributor

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This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2008 election cycle.

The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates.

These contributions can come from the organization's members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates.

Groups with national networks of donors - like EMILY's List and Club for Growth - make for particularly big bundlers.





2008 Presidential Election : Contributions by Sector


Lobbying Database

Political Action Committees (PAC)

Political Action Committees

Heavy Hitters

Heavy Hitters

National Donor Profiles

First-ever mash-up of federal and state donations

Thousands of corporations and special interest groups, playing off the old adage "don't put all your eggs in one basket," are spreading their political cash across the nation, from the U.S. Capitol to the smallest states' statehouses. They may do so for a number of reasons, such as building strong relationships with decision-makers, attempting to influence votes or supporting philosophical positions such as lower taxes or expanded health care.

527s: Advocacy Group Spending

527s Advocacy Group Spending

527s Advocacy Group Spending - 1

Outside Spending

Outside Spending