Who Owns Your State's Members of Congress?

MapLight 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

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.

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