DATA RELEASE: Who Owns Your State’s Members of Congress? WEST - Chevron Owns Wyoming

Who Owns Your State’s Members of Congress?
MapLight Report Shows Chevron Owns Wyoming

Berkeley, CA – 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.

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Companies Listed as a Top 5 Contributing Organization in the Most Individual States:

Company # of States Listed as a Top 5 Contributor Rank within 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.

About MapLight:
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