DATA RELEASE: UPDATED: Contribution Profile of Members of the Deficit 'Super Committee'
Aug. 15, 2011 - MapLight has conducted an analysis of campaign contributions to the 12 members of Congress appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. The members of the so-called "Super Committee" are Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Reps. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), and Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.).
- To download a spreadsheet featuring an analysis of contributions from PACs to Super Committee members (not including employee contributions) click here.
Top 10 Industry Contributors to Super Committee Members (PACs and Employees)
|Securities & Investment||$11,221,416|
Top 10 Organization Contributors (PACs and Employees) to Super Committee Members
NOTE: The Club for Growth's and EMILY's List's total also includes contributions from its members.
|Club for Growth*||$1,008,884|
|University of California||$629,495|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co.||$494,316|
|Bank of America||$349,566|
|Skadden, Arps, et al.||$347,356|
Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions from Jan. 1, 2001 - Dec. 31, 2010 to the 12 members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Campaign contributions and industry classifications established by the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org).
* Campaign contributions listed with the Club for Growth and EMILY's List include contributions from the organization's PAC, its employees and members.
MapLight is a nonpartisan political money tracker that reveals money's influence on politics.