In an article published on Tuesday, Raju explains that the decision is a reunion for Murray, who ran the committee in the 2002 election cycle and has proven to be a prolific fundraiser. Murray, who is the highest-ranking female senator, could see her power and stature grow after taking the DSCC chair for a second cycle – particularly if she’s successful in a challenging election environment. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had a tough time selecting a replacement because of the high demands involved with fundraising and recruiting – and found a natural fit in Murray, who doesn’t have to face voters for another six years.
Below is a list of the top ten industries and companies that have funded the Washington Democrat over the past six years, groups that could benefit if Murray climbs the ranks of the Democratic Party.
Top 10 Interests Funding
|Securities & Investment||$247,182|
Top 10 Organizations Funding
|University of Washington||$60,050|
|K and L Gates||$35,900|
|State of Washington||$32,100|
Contributions above are for the last six years of available data, Oct 14, 2004 - 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)