Who Financially Supports the “Super Committee” Members?

Aug. 15, 2011 – MapLight has conducted an analysis of campaign contributions to the 12 members of Congress appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. The members of the so-called “Super Committee” are Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.),  Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.),  Rob Portman (R-Ohio),  Patty Murray (D-Wash.),  John Kerry (D-Mass.), and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Reps.  Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas),  Fred Upton (R-Mich.),  Dave Camp (R-Mich.),  Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), and  Jim Clyburn(D-S.C.).

  • To download a spreadsheet featuring an analysis of contributions from PACs to Super Committee members (not including employee contributions) click here.

Top 10 Industry Contributors to Super Committee Members

Industry Totals
Lawyers/Law Firms $31,529,149
Securities & Investment         $11,221,416
Democratic/Liberal $9,647,264
Health Professionals $9,321,588
Real Estate $8,793,350
Education $8,568,460
Misc. Business $7,902,021
Business Services $6,563,524
Women’s Issues $6,396,728
Insurance $5,693,595

Top 10 Organization Contributors (PACs and Employees) to Super Committee Members

Organizations Totals
Club for Growth $990,066
Microsoft Corp. $810,100
University of California        $629,495
Goldman Sachs $592,684
EMILY’s List $586,835
Citigroup Inc. $561,081
JPMorgan Chase & Co. $494,316
Bank of America $349,566
Skadden, Arps, et al. $347,356
General Electric $340,935

Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions from Jan. 1, 2001 – Dec. 31, 2010 to the 12 members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Campaign contributions and industry classifications established by the Center for Responsive Politics ( OpenSecrets.org).

Link to this data release here.

MapLight, a political money tracker, reveals money’s influence on politics.

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