Our friends at MapLight have conducted an analysis of campaign contributions to the 12 members of Congress appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. The members of the so-called “Super Committee” are Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Reps. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), and Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.)
Top 10 Industry Contributors to Super Committee Members (PACs and Employees)
|Securities & Investment||$11,612,206|
Top 10 Organization Contributors (PACs and Employees) to Super Committee Members
NOTE: The Club for Growth’s and EMILY’s List’s totals also include contributions from their members.
|Club for Growth*||$1,009,884|
|University of California||$652,935|
Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions from Jan. 1, 2001 – Jun. 30, 2011 to the 12 members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Campaign contributions and industry classifications established by the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org).
* Campaign contributions listed for the Club for Growth and EMILY’s List include contributions from the organization’s PAC, its employees and members.
- To download a spreadsheet featuring an analysis of contributions from the top industries contributing to Super Committee members (that generated the tables below) click here.
- To download a spreadsheet featuring an analysis of contributions from the top PACs contributing to Super Committee members (not including employee contributions) click here.