DATA RELEASE: Defense Contractors Are Top Contributors to Sen. Durbin's Re-Election Bid

March 13, 2014 - 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.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A link to this report can be found here. Please cite MapLight if you use data from this analysis, "A MapLight analysis of FEC data..." 

About MapLight: MapLight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics.

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