Democratic Delegates Party With Lady Gaga And Snoop Dogg, Thanks To Super PACs

July 29, 2016 - While Democratic politicians have long lamented the Citizens United decision, they have also reaped the benefits of super PACs -- from the super PAC that helped President Barack Obama win reelection, to the support Democratic congressional candidates have received from House Majority PAC and Senate Majority PAC.

About Our Data

.

Read the details about our data sources and methodology. Contributions data provided by the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

MapLight California reveals campaign contributions to state-level candidates, ballot measures, and recipient committees as well as independent expenditures affecting state-level candidates and ballot measures. This data can be quickly and easily browsed using MapLight's California Power Search, a contributions search tool developed in partnership with the California Secretary of State, or Maplight's California Independent Expenditures Search. Both tools utilize the California Secretary of State's raw bulk data download, displaying contributions and independent expenditures from 2001 through the present.

Our site also includes contributions made to Assemblymembers and Senators in the California State Legislature between Jan. 1, 2003 and Dec. 31, 2012 to legislators who have served in the 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, and 2015-2016 sessions. This data is obtained from the National Institute on Money in State Politics (NIMSP). Using this data, we show how much interest groups like gas and electric utilities and attorneys and law firms contribute to your representatives in Sacramento. More details...