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House Republicans Tap John Kline to Head Education and Labor Committee

Chad Outler | December 17, 2010

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. John Kline, who represents Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District, was chosen to lead the House Committee on Education and Labor according to the New York Times. Kline has served as the ranking minority member of the Education and Labor Committee since 2009.

The following are the top ten contributors to Kline's campaign by interest group:

InterestContributions
Retail Sales$56,150
Education$52,600
Banks and Credit$46,408
Insurance$46,300
Securities & Investment$46,150
Lawyers/Law Firms$45,765
Lobbyists$35,882
Defense Aerospace$35,500
General Contractors$31,300
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing     $31,200

Rep. Kline will replace California Democrat George Miller as chair of the Education and Labor Committee.The following are the top ten contributors to Miller's campaign by interest group:

InterestContributions
Education$126,961
Building Trade Unions$78,650
Industrial Unions$57,250
Public Sector Unions$53,165
Health Professionals$42,000
Transportation Unions$39,170
General Labor Unions$37,170
Lawyers/Law Firms$34,015
Insurance$28,085
Hospitals/Nursing Homes       $23,200

Contributions above are for the last two years of available data, Oct 14, 2008 - Oct 13, 2010. Contributions from political parties and from other candidates are not included in the "Top 10" lists. Contributions data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org).

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