Hagel's Road to the White House Paved by Monied Interests
Former Senator Chuck Hagel, recently nominated for secretary of defense by President Barack Obama, represented Nebraska in the United States Senate from 1997 to 2009. Hagel, a Republican, would enter the Democratic president's incoming cabinet having received two Purple Hearts in the Vietnam War.
Data: A MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to Chuck Hagel from top industries and companies from January 1, 2001-December 31, 2008.
- In total, Hagel has received $2,438,895 in campaign contributions.
|Top 10 Interests Funding||Contributions|
|Banks & Credit||$185,650|
|Securities & Investment||$160,048|
|Oil & Gas||$76,850|
|Top 10 Organizations Funding||Contributions|
|Peter Kiewit Sons||$24,400|
|Level 3 Communications||$18,900|
|Service Employees International Union||$15,000|
|Mutual of Omaha||$14,470|
|American Bankers Association||$12,500|
Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to Chuck Hagel from January 1, 2001-December 31, 2008. Data source: OpenSecrets.org. If you use MapLight data, please cite accordingly.