MapLight research on the influence of money and politics.
Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | August 06, 2010
Aug. 5, 2010 - Since the 2002 election cycle, PACs associated with PMA Group have given 1,199 contributions totaling $1,214,748 to elected members of Congress who have served in the 109th, 110th and 111th congresses. In that same time frame, members of the Magliocchetti family, including Paul, gave close to a half a million dollars to members of Congress elected since the 109th Congress.
Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | August 04, 2010
Owen Poindexter | August 03, 2010
Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | July 31, 2010
July 30, 2010 - Interest groups against passage gave four times as much on average in campaign contributions to lawmakers voting 'no' ($17,739) compared to lawmakers voting in favor of passage ($4,439).
Chad Outler | July 29, 2010
July 29, 2010 - According to the Washington Post, "The SEC has charged Samuel Wyly and Charles Wyly -- billionaire brothers in Texas who have been major political donors to conservative campaigns -- with reaping more than $550 million through fraudulent practices." Do your own analysis of recent campaign finance history using MAPLight.org's new contribution search.
Owen Poindexter |
July 29, 2010 - Representatives voting for additional funding for the war received nearly twice as much from companies steeped in intelligence contracts as those voting against the measure.
Chad Outler | July 28, 2010
July 28, 2010 - A report released today has determined that 17 companies that received TARP funds distributed "ill advised" bonuses totaling some $1.6 Billion. Combining reported contributions by company PACs and employees, recipients of the "ill advised" funds have seen $75 in bonus cash for every $1 of campaign contributions.