DATA RELEASE: Funding Profiles: MA Democratic Senate Candidates Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch

April 30, 2013--Today in Massachusetts, voters will go to the polls to choose between Representatives Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch as the Democratic candidate for the Senate seat formerly held by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Data: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions from top-ten interest groups and organizations to the campaigns of House Representatives Lynch and Markey.

Total Campaign Contributions Received by Stephen Lynch: $685,073

Top 10 Interests Funding:

   
Interest Contributions
Public Sector Unions $131,000
Building Trade Unions $69,500
Lawyers/Law Firms $55,183
Securities & Investment $41,500
Industrial Unions $38,000
Real Estate $35,500
Insurance $34,350
Transportation Unions $29,500
General Contractors $18,300
Hospitals/Nursing Homes $14,000

Top 10 Organizations Funding:

   
Organization Contributions
American Postal Workers Union $20,000
Ironworkers Union $20,000
National Rural Letter Carriers Association $20,000
National Postal Mail Handlers Union $20,000
National Association of Postal Supervisors $20,000
International Association of Fire Fighters $15,000
Edwards Wildman Palmer $10,000
Machinistsaerospace Workers Union $10,000
Plumberspipefitters Union $10,000
Operating Engineers Union $10,000

 

Total Campaign Contributions Received by Ed Markey: $903,012

Top 10 Interests Funding:

   
Interest Contributions
Lawyers/Law Firms $115,164
Lobbyists $79,950
TV/Movies/Music $49,000
Real Estate $37,000
Telephone Utilities $33,620
Business Services $31,500
Telecom Services & Equipment $30,400
Electric Utilities $29,750
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $29,000
Computers/Internet $28,300

Top 10 Organizations Funding:

   
Organization Contributions
Wilmerhale Llp $19,000
Dla Piper $16,500
Fresenius Medical Care North America $12,400
Enernoc Incorporated $11,750
Cassidy and Association $11,300
Holcim United States $10,500
Partners Healthcare $10,500
National Cable and Telecommunications Association $10,000
National Beer Wholesalers Association $10,000
Laborers Union $10,000

Methodology: Contributions above are for the last two years of available data, Jan 1, 2011 - Dec 31, 2012. Contributions from political parties and from other candidates are not included in the "Top 10" lists. Contributions source: OpenSecret.org

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