Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Selected as House Foreign Affairs Chairman

Dec. 17, 2010 -- According to the New York Times, the Republican leadership has chosen Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Ros-Lehtinen represents Florida's 18th Congressional District, which includes parts of Miami and the Florida Keys.

The following are the top ten contributors to Ros-Lehtinen's campaign by interest group:

Interest Contributions
Pro-Israel $148,607
Lawyers/Law Firms $118,851
Real Estate $85,742
Health Professionals $72,280
Human Rights $53,866
Lobbyists $38,200
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing      $34,300
Business Services $28,000
TV/Movies/Music $27,150
Securities & Investment $22,850

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) will replace Howard Berman (D-Calif.) as chairman of the House Foreign Affiars Committee in the 112th Congress. The following are the top ten contributors to Berman's campaign by interest group:

Interest Contributions
TV/Movies/Music $281,300
Lawyers/Law Firms $159,298
Pro-Israel $121,450
Computers/Internet $70,039
Real Estate $64,700
Securities & Investment $54,800
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing              $49,350
Lobbyists $46,293
Human Rights $42,103
General Labor Unions $37,500

Contributions above are for the last two years of available data, Oct 14, 2008 - Oct 13, 2010. Contributions from political parties and from other candidates are not included in the "Top 10" lists. Contributions data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics (

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