Defense Contractors Are Top Contributors to Sen. Durbin's Re-Election Bid
On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, primary voters in Illinois will go to the polls to decide if incumbent Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill., should be on the 2014 midterm ballot for another term in office.
Durbin was named Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense at the beginning of the 113th Congress. A MapLight analysis shows that the nation's top defense contractors are some of the biggest contributors to his re-election bid.
Contributions to Dick Durbin since 1/1/2013
|3||Cooney & Conway||$50,600|
- Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill. has received $3.8M since January 1, 2013 ($3,846,406).
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Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions from PACs and employees to the candidate committee of Senator Dick Durbin from January 1, 2013 - present, based on itemized records provided by the FEC as of March 7, 2014 and summary data provided by the FEC as of March 7, 2014.
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