PRESS RELEASE: Who Owns Your State's Congress Members? 'The Club for Growth' Owns Florida
Who Owns Your State’s Members of Congress?
MapLight Report Shows 'The Club for Growth' Owns Florida
Jan. 26, 2012 – MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics, has conducted an analysis of campaign contributions from companies and organizations to the sitting members of Congress from each state.
In collaboration with Tableau Public, MapLight has presented this research data in a visualization, displaying logos of each state’s “owner,” making it possible to see which groups are seeking to influence members of Congress across the country.
Clicking the logo on a state will show the top five contributing organizations to all members of Congress from that state.
Companies Listed as a Top 5 Contributing Organization in the Most Individual States:
|Company||# of States for Which They Are a Top 5 Contributor||Rank in Each of These States||Total Contributed to Members of Congress in These States|
|EMILY's List||8||1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 4||$2,735,595|
|Goldman Sachs||7||2, 2, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5||$744,650|
|Honeywell||7||1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5||$1,110,623|
|Club for Growth||6||1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 4||$2,550,430|
|National Beer Wholesalers Association||6||3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5||$823,700|
|JP Morgan Chase||5||1, 4, 5, 5, 5||$380,477|
|National Association of Realtors||5||1, 4, 4, 5, 5||$883,000|
|AT&T||4||1, 5, 5, 5||$1,027,593|
|Northrop Grumman||4||2, 3, 3, 5||$351,100|
METHODOLOGY: Campaign contributions for members of the House are from July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011 and members of the Senate are from July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2011. Contribution date ranges represent the two-year term of House members and the six-year term of Senate members. Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org. MapLight analysis of contributions to candidate campaign committees of seated members of the 112th Congress on Nov. 15, 2011.
A link to a spreadsheet of this data can be found here.
A link to this Tableau data visualization can be found here.
A link to this press release can be found here.
MapLight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics. If our work has been helpful to you, please consider supporting us.
Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Ranked by Gartner in 2011 as the world’s fastest growing business intelligence company, Tableau helps anyone quickly and easily analyze, visualize and share information. More than 7,000 customers across most industries get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. Tens of thousands of people use Tableau to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at www.tableausoftware.com/trial.
Pamela Heisey Communications Director, MapLight
c: 415-299-0898 | w: 510-868-0894
e: firstname.lastname@example.org | t: imonlyabill