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Hagel’s Road to the White House Paved by Monied Interests

Zach Bogoshian | January 18, 2013

Former Senator Chuck Hagel, recently nominated for secretary of defense by President Barack Obama, represented Nebraska in the United States Senate from 1997 to 2009. Hagel, a Republican, would enter the Democratic president's incoming cabinet having received two Purple Hearts in the Vietnam War. 

Data: A MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to Chuck Hagel from top industries and companies from January 1, 2001-December 31, 2008.

  • In total, Hagel has received $2,438,895 in campaign contributions.
Top 10 Interests FundingContributions
Banks & Credit $185,650
Insurance $164,320
Securities & Investment $160,048
Lawyers/Law Firms $110,800
Electric Utilities $92,528
Real Estate $90,750
Oil & Gas $76,850
Health Professionals $75,400
Mining  $63,460
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $55,715
Top 10 Organizations FundingContributions
Citigroup $28,600
Merrill Lynch $27,300
Peter Kiewit Sons $24,400
Level 3 Communications $18,900
Union Pacific $15,050
Service Employees International Union $15,000
Mutual of Omaha $14,470
Feinberg Group $14,000
Wells Fargo $12,500
American Bankers Association $12,500

Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to Chuck Hagel from January 1, 2001-December 31, 2008. Data source: OpenSecrets.org. If you use MapLight data, please cite accordingly.

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