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.

Rank Contributor Name

Contributions to Dick Durbin since 1/1/2013

1 Northrop Grumman $63,000
2 Lockheed Martin $61,200
3 Cooney & Conway $50,600
4 Boeing $45,750
5 General Dynamics $29,500
      • 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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