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State-by-state comparison of donations to state house campaigns

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In addition to the votes cast by members of the U.S. Congress, trends and preferences across the country can be viewed by comparing the information from individual states. The role of money in politics can be gauged not only with respect to federal elections but also with state elections. The differences between states suggest that money is a much larger part of the campaign culture in some states than in others. Where that money comes from, be it parties, individual donors, or corporations, also hints at the varied opinions of the electoral process across the nation. Simultaneously, trends can be seen by noting the presence of similar interest groups in many states.

This page details summary data of campaign contributions which can be used to compare trends on a state level and across states, as well as over time. This information can be used to study the effects of parties, unions, corporations, candidates, individuals, or other types of donors on policy outcomes in states. Additionally, it can be used to study similar interests or donors within the country as a whole. For example, state-specific associations of professional groups such as realtors associations or trial lawyers associations appear among the top 10 campaign contributor lists in many states.

The top 10 contributors per state as well as the total candidates and campaign contributions per year came from the website Follow the Money. Additionally, that site lists the top 20 contributors for state house elections as well as the categories donations are placed in. The aggregation and comparison of information across states was done by Ballotpedia writers.

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During the 2010 legislative elections, a total of $617,990,144 were donated to state house campaigns. The five states with the largest total contributions were:

  1. Texas
  2. California
  3. Illinois
  4. Ohio
  5. Pennsylvania

Statistical analysis of the contributions totals reveals:

  • The state with the highest contribution per candidate ratio was California with $281,474 per candidate
  • The state with the lowest contribution per candidate ratio was New Hampshire with $586 per candidate

The top 10 donors across individual state elections were:

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $6,711,171
Public Fund (Connecticut- Public Subsidy) $5,205,685
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $5,176,786
Illinois Democratic Party $5,100,516
Ohio House Republican Organizational Cmte $3,806,118
House Democratic Caucus Fund of Ohio $3,620,544
Ohio Democratic Party $3,100,762
Michigan House Democratic Fund $2,999,067
Iowa Republican Party $2,784,031
Texans for Insurance Reform $2,591,865
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Democratic Party Alabama

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Alabama's 105 state representatives each represent an average population of 42,353 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 237 $19,627,913
2008 0 $0
2006 230 $17,109,524
2004 0 $0
2002 260 $12,397,003

The top 10 contributors were:[1]

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $1,449,611
Alabama Education Association $1,097,446
Business Council of Alabama $705,500
Alabama Farmers Federation $578,009
Charles Bishop $502,000
Alabama Association of Realtors $335,503
Alabama State Employees Association $271,600
Friends of Mike Hubbard $243,300
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $234,000
NETPAC $215,500

Republican Party Alaska

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Alaska's 40 state representatives each represent an average population of 15,673 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 82 $3,254,576
2008 96 $2,919,909
2006 97 $3,973,988
2004 107 $4,077,001
2002 102 $3,385,516

The top 10 contributors were:[2]

Donor Amount
Ivey, Patricia M $99,981
LeDoux, Gabrielle $85,551
Alaska House Democratic Campaign Cmte $79,717
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52 $53,000
Alaska Republican Party $46,300
Alaska Public Employees Association $42,395
Alaska Laborers Local 341 $35,430
Alaska Education Association $34,500
Alaska Association of Realtors $34,274
Alaska Public Employees Local 71 $30,000

Republican Party Arizona

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Arizona's 60 state representatives each represent an average population of 85,511 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 166 $5,311,375
2008 135 $5,531,238
2006 137 $4,354,506
2004 135 $3,816,633
2002 155 $4,079,565

The top ten contributors were:[3]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $2,353,619
McGee, Kate Brophy $65,033
May, Steve $50,410
Blaire, Michael $35,157
Smith, David $34,557
McGee, Catherine Brophy $31,169
Arizona Association of Realtors $22,756
Cox Communications $20,494
Weiers, James $20,150
Arizona Education Association $19,156

Democratic Party Arkansas

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Arkansas's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 26,734 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 192 $5,568,912
2008 166 $5,071,811
2006 174 $4,666,062
2004 166 $3,956,366
2002 185 $2,775,317

In 2010, candidates running for the House raised a total of $5,568,912 in campaign contributions. Their top 10 contributors were:[4]

Donor Amount
Arkansas Healthcare Association $177,750
Stephens Group $113,372
Arkansas Realtors Association $85,350
Arkansas Republican Party $79,473
Arkansas Democratic Party $75,250
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association $73,000
Wal-Mart $72,250
Entergy $57,750
Bryant, L J $53,045
Arkansas Medical Society $51,950

Democratic Party California

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, California's 80 state representatives to the Assembly each represent an average population of 423,396 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 275 $77,405,341
2008 236 $84,386,698
2006 285 $91,726,959
2004 264 $94,287,806
2002 279 $73,822,064

In the 2010 elections, the candidates running for the Assembly raised a total of $77,405,341 in campaign funds. Their top 10 contributors were:[5]

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $6,711,171
California Republican Party $1,759,884
Sacramento County Democratic Central Cmte $612,026
California Association of Realtors $585,754
California Teachers Association $580,141
Los Angeles County Democratic Party $556,653
AT&T $519,778
California Dental Association $499,849
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians $442,300
California State Council of Laborers $424,500

Democratic Party Colorado

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Colorado's 65 state representatives each represent an average population of 66,173 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 140 $5,062,910
2008 143 $5,814,014
2006 136 $5,204,618
2004 147 $3,743,809
2002 169 $5,389,097


In 2010, the candidates running for the house raised a total of $5,062,910 in campaign funds. Their top 10 contributors were:[6]

Donor Amount
Kellogg, Lisa $144,566
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $100,500
House Majority Project State Democratic Campaign Fund $97,509
Colorado Education Association $85,025
Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee $63,440
Colorado State Conference of Electrical Workers Small Donor Committee (CSCEW) $58,775
Colorado Association of Realtors Small Donor Committee $57,700
Service Employees International Local 105 $50,075
Colorado Medical Society $43,800
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees $38,900

Democratic Party Connecticut

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Connecticut's 151 state representatives each represent an average population of 22,533 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 311 $7,114,872
2008 304 $5,657,925
2006 297 $4,878,009
2004 331 $4,776,294
2002 299 $4,749,372


In 2010, the total amount raised by candidates running for office was $7,114,872. The top 10 overall campaign contributors were:[7]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,205,685
Public Fund $92,790
Speakers Leadership Cmte $70,683
House Democratic Caucus Cmte $55,636
Hauser, Debra $44,200
Mahoney, Dennis E $20,250
House Democrats Caucus Cmte of Connecticut $18,295
Candelora, Vincent J $14,106
Working Families Party $13,910
Connecticut House Democratic Majority $8,031

Democratic Party Delaware

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Delaware's 41 state representatives each represent an average population of 19,112 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 88 $2,583,173
2008 75 $2,334,401
2006 79 $2,156,700
2004 80 $2,020,644
2002 83 $1,824,680

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in house campaigns was $2,583,173. The top 10 overall contributors were:[8]

Donor Amount
Ellis, David E $83,043
LaVelle, Gregory Francis $52,700
King, Stanley & Ruth $30,000
Manolakos, Nick T $25,665
Delaware Racing Association $21,503
Delaware Association of Realtors $20,731
Kenton, Harvey & Jeanne $20,000
Delaware Education Association $19,203
Gallogly, Kay Wilde $17,920
Delaware Citizens for Economic Development $14,700

Republican Party Florida

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Florida's 120 state representatives each represent an average population of 133,186 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 322 $30,673,659
2008 293 $30,318,643
2006 267 $27,335,108
2004 243 $18,605,869
2002 322 $22,545,724


In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in house campaigns was $30,673,659. The top 10 overall donors were:[9]

Donor Amount
Florida Republican Party $1,973,004
Florida Democratic Party $1,016,800
Florida Chamber of Commerce $240,300
Hospital Corporation of America $196,500
Florida Association of Realtors $163,000
Brandes, Jeffrey R $152,338
AT&T $141,500
Frank, Stacy C $139,975
Southern Gardens Citrus Holding Corp $126,500
Steinberg, Michael A $122,212

Republican Party Georgia

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Georgia's 180 state representatives each represent an average population of 48,980 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 316 $12,388,358
2008 279 $12,277,303
2006 294 $15,007,813
2004 353 $15,667,776
2002 339 $13,002,048

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in house campaigns was $12,388,358. The top 10 donors were:[10]

Donor Amount
Georgia Association of Realtors $153,700
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association $147,129
Georgia Dental Association $130,050
Ralston for Representative $92,000
Georgia Medical Association $84,950
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals $81,900
Associated General Contractors of Georgia $81,500
Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia $75,844
Georgia Hospital Association $73,300
Friends of Jan Jones $69,100

Democratic Party Hawaii

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Hawaii's 51 state representatives each represent an average population of 23,756 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 147 $3,066,163
2008 105 $3,138,933
2006 125 $3,307,255
2004 121 $3,772,936
2002 144 $1,361,287

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in house campaigns was $3,066,163. The top donors were:[11]

Donor Amount
Hawaii Association of Realtors $81,950
Hapai, Marlene $30,613
Hawaii State Teachers Association $27,600
Hawaii Carpenters and Joiners $25,500
Hawaii Republican Party $24,525
Electrical Workers Local 1186 $24,500
Hawaii Medical Service Association $24,300
Radcliffe, John H $22,350
Operating Engineers Local 3 $22,250
Linda Lingle Campaign Cmte $22,000

Republican Party Idaho

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Idaho's 70 state representatives each represent an average population of 18,485 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 142 $2,164,092
2008 148 $2,602,887
2006 145 $2,046,895
2004 160 $2,191,196
2002 207 $1,647,917

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in house campaigns was $2,164,092. The top 10 donors were:[12]

Donor Amount
Idaho Farm Bureau $58,350
Idaho Education Association $42,000
Idaho Association of Realtors $38,250
Qwest Communications $36,650
Winning for Idaho $33,450
Idaho Power Co $33,000
Coeur D Alene Tribe $29,250
Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho $23,550
JR Simplot Co $23,150
Rasmussen, Duane $22,447

Democratic Party Illinois

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Illinois 118 state representatives each represent an average population of 105,248 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 261 $50,734,623
2008 224 $42,866,912
2006 214 $38,897,487
2004 236 $36,703,698
2002 289 $35,803,555

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in state house elections was $50,734,623. The top 10 contributors were:[13]

Donor Amount
Illinois Democratic Party $5,100,516
House Republican Organization of Illinois $1,304,567
Illinois Republican Party $1,302,517
Illinois Education Association $807,027
Citizens to Elect Tom Cross $769,486
Illinois House Republican Organization $700,651
Illinois Healthcare Association $675,393
Hoffman, Jay C $543,711
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $520,270
Illinois State Medical Society $517,693

Democratic Party Indiana

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Illinois 118 state representatives each represent an average population of 105,248 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 254 $19,009,965
2008 225 $17,009,173
2006 218 $19,440,487
2004 217 $12,530,927
2002 228 $9,717,739

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in state house elections was $19,009,965. The top 10 donors were:[14]

Donor Amount
Indiana House Democratic Caucus $2,186,252
Aiming Higher PAC $1,354,920
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Indiana $1,254,335
Indiana Democratic Party $1,053,030
Hoosiers for Economic Growth $861,491
Indiana State Teachers Association $700,500
Indiana Republican Party $606,611
Indiana Chamber of Commerce $596,880
White, Dean V $300,000
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $203,050

Democratic Party Iowa

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Iowa's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 29,293 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 201 $13,358,470
2008 211 $15,474,490
2006 176 $10,927,450
2004 197 $8,118,332
2002 215 $6,507,786

In 2010, $13,358,470 in contributions was raised among all campaigns for state house. The top donors were:[15]

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $2,784,031
Iowa Democratic Party $2,071,130
AFSCME Iowa Council 61 $283,585
Iowans for Tax Relief $273,900
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $203,250
Iowa Credit Union League $191,700
Iowa Bankers Association $136,300
Master Builders of Iowa $115,350
Iowa Association of Realtors $105,500
Iowa Farm Bureau $93,103


Republican Party Kansas

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Kansas's 125 state representatives each represent an average population of 22,550 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 250 $5,474,989
2008 243 $5,220,801
2006 265 $5,076,645
2004 260 $3,971,642
2002 243 $3,706,577

In 2010, candidates running for the state house raised a total of $5,474,989 in campaign contributions. The top donors were:[16]

Donor Amount
Donohoe, Owen $115,100
Brown, Tony $108,100
Kansas Optometric Association $94,050
Kansas Contractors Association $85,800
Kansas Medical Society $82,850
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry $68,750
Kansas Education Association $68,500
Kansas Association of Realtors $66,625
Kansas Bankers Association $66,288
AT&T $64,848

Democratic Party Kentucky

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Kentucky's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 40,418 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 186 $7,620,093
2008 165 $6,932,627
2006 182 $6,509,295
2004 194 $5,708,225
2002 164 $3,104,423


In 2010, candidates running for state house raised a total of $7,620,093 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[17]

Donor Amount
Kentucky House Democratic Caucus Campaign Cmte $586,199
Rocky Adkins for State Senate Transfer from Filer No 214456 $200,915
Kentucky Education Association $108,250
Kentucky Republican Party $102,468
Kentucky Optometric Association $97,800
Kentucky House Republican Caucus Campaign Cmte $85,714
Francis, Allan D $68,603
Kentucky Hospitals Circle of Friends $60,350
Dennis Keene for State Representative Campaign $57,348
Kentucky Association of Realtors $52,250

Democratic Party Maine

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Maine's 153 state representatives each represent an average population of 8,333 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 382 $1,607,976
2008 355 $1,712,760
2006 364 $2,106,312
2004 384 $1,794,005
2002 373 $1,466,749

In 2010, candidates running for state house raised a total of $1,607,976 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[18]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $1,268,577
Newendyke, Mel $4,575
Celli, Michael $4,559
Maine Association of Realtors $4,400
Maine Credit Union League $4,050
Maine Dental Association $3,650
Dow, Dana Lowell $3,025
Dirigo PAC $2,600
Tessier, Paul L $2,572
Millercoors $2,450

Democratic Party Maryland

See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Maryland's 153 state delegates each represent an average population of 34,618 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 407 $14,870,197
2008 0 $0
2006 410 $16,245,588
2004 0 $0
2002 426 $12,715,258

In 2010, candidates running for state house raised a total of $14,870,197 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[19]

Donor Amount
Maryland Realtors Association $194,083
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $174,800
Kramer, Benjamin F $139,900
Fisher, Mark & Deena $128,944
Maryland Education Association $126,253
Atterbeary, Vanessa E $108,010
Kelly, Ariana M $99,454
Beyer, Dana $99,000
Albin, Laurel $95,259
MCGEO Food & Commercial Workers Local 1994 $91,550

Democratic Party Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Massachusetts 160 state representatives each represent an average population of 39,682 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 336 $13,713,787
2008 251 $13,560,016
2006 265 $12,801,270
2004 305 $15,775,817
2002 312 $11,100,288

In 2010, the candidates running for state house raised a total of $13,713,787 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[20]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $181,529
Retired Public Employees $65,150
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts $50,700
Adams, Paul $50,350
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $44,500
Cutler, Josh S $43,976
Massachusetts Federation of Teachers $43,400
Massachusetts Association of Realtors $37,600
Schmid, Paul $36,543
Hanlon, John F $34,258

Democratic Party Michigan

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Michigan's 110 state representatives each represent an average population of 39,682 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 543 $17,146,452
2008 502 $15,640,045
2006 432 $16,212,812
2004 438 $16,209,181
2002 447 $12,625,867


In 2010, candidates running for state house raised a total of $17,146,452 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[21]

Donor Amount
Michigan House Democratic Fund $2,999,067
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Michigan $578,118
Michigan Education Association $245,350
Michigan Auto Workers $194,240
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $184,882
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $141,225
Michigan Farm Bureau $139,250
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $138,675
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association $130,650
Hammel Leadership Fund $125,250

Democratic Party Minnesota

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Mineesota's 134 state representatives each represent an average population of 36,713 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 293 $6,377,405
2008 317 $8,361,168
2006 287 $7,533,257
2004 318 $8,114,613
2002 335 $6,574,022


In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $6,377,405 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[22]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $819,089
Public Fund $414,924
Minnesota Telecom Alliance $29,400
Education Minnesota $25,650
Minnesota Dental Association $13,850
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Minnesota $13,473
54th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party $13,200
Thorson, Mark $12,850
Freedom Club State PAC $12,500
39th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party $12,350

Republican Party Missouri

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Missouri's 163 state representatives each represent an average population of 34,326 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 400 $11,420,148
2008 345 $14,236,059
2006 350 $12,137,736
2004 371 $11,462,341
2002 472 $11,103,513

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $11,420,148 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[23]

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Missouri $170,158
Sinquefield, Rex A $158,500
Supporters of Health Research & Treatments $126,725
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce $118,475
Missouri Leadership Cmte $112,000
Missouri Democratic Party $106,627
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $98,050
Missouri Freedom $90,434
Friends of Tilley $89,780
Missouri Healthcare Association $81,734

Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Montana

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Montana's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 9,022 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 237 $1,611,045
2008 239 $1,793,389
2006 240 $1,796,765
2004 237 $1,271,652
2002 229 $994,198

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $1,611,045 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[24]

Donor Amount
Guymon, Shawn $11,470
Plum Creek Timber $9,250
Shaw, Ray L $8,750
Olson, Mary Lane $7,254
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors $6,680
Hunter, Charles L (Chuck) $6,570
Montana Contractors Association $6,420
Clark, Christy $6,357
Treasure State PAC $6,330
Bonogofsky, Debra M $5,815

Democratic Party Nevada

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Nevada's 42 state representatives each represent an average population of 47,339 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 164 $8,353,520
2008 136 $8,201,307
2006 118 $8,513,172
2004 143 $8,216,031
2002 107 $6,009,028


In 2010, the candidates for state assembly raised a total of $8,353,520 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[25]

Donor Amount
Clark County Education Association $160,000
Nevada State Education Association $153,500
Kirner, Randall J $150,200
Nevada Power Co $127,096
Nevada Association of Realtors $115,700
Keystone Corp $114,772
Boyd Gaming $108,500
Reel PAC $95,000
Irwin, Bob $90,000
MGM Mirage $87,535

Democratic Party New Hampshire

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, New Hampshire's 400 state representatives each represent an average population of 3,089 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 835 $489,484
2008 794 $468,987
2006 783 $528,066
2004 815 $403,625
2002 794 $379,737


In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $489,484 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[26]

Donor Amount
New Hampshire House Republican Victory PAC $7,660
Total of All General Election Receipts in this Report (Uncoded) $4,997
Difroscia, A R $4,637
Abrami, Patrick $4,463
New Hampshire Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons $4,350
Jackman, Norma Roth $4,293
Obrien, William L $4,109
Pillsbury, Leland & Mary $4,000
Peckham, Michele $3,731
Nashua Republican City Cmte $3,608

Democratic Party New Mexico

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, New Mexico's 70 state representatives each represent an average population of 28,710 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 136 $4,634,349
2008 125 $4,046,541
2006 124 $3,890,212
2004 120 $2,828,020
2002 136 $2,383,571


In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $4,634,349 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[27]

Donor Amount
New Mexico Democratic Party $152,602
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association $119,678
New Mexico Democratic Legislative Campaign Cmte $98,111
Democratic Party New Mexico $88,141
Democratic Legislative Campaign Cmte $79,641
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 412 $70,500
AFSCME $68,885
Conservation Voters New Mexico $66,371
New Mexico Realtors Association $62,800
New Mexico Republican Party $56,929

Democratic Party New York

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, New York's 150 state representatives each represent an average population of 126,510 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 304 $22,899,004
2008 303 $22,621,875
2006 282 $22,190,222
2004 320 $22,795,363
2002 377 $24,474,447


In 2010, the candidates for state assembly raised a total of $22,899,004 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[28]

Donor Amount
Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York $786,493
Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte $480,838
Monroe County Republican Cmte $345,404
New York State United Teachers $323,799
Rooney, Peter R $269,000
New York State Trial Lawyers $240,325
Katz, Stephen $178,000
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $172,800
Barclay for Senate $159,452
Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York $149,726

Democratic Party North Carolina

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, North Carolina's 120 state representatives each represent an average population of 67,078 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 268 $17,390,203
2008 233 $14,037,756
2006 220 $15,381,190
2004 263 $14,234,075
2002 322 $11,732,634

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $17,390,203 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[29]

Donor Amount
North Carolina Democratic Party $1,578,709
North Carolina Republican Party $801,494
North Carolina Democratic House Cmte $595,163
North Carolina Democratic Party House Caucus $329,134
North Carolina Medical Society $179,000
North Carolina Association of Realtors $173,000
North Carolina Advocates for Justice $168,500
Progress Energy $167,000
North Carolina Hospital Association $153,750
Bank of America $152,100

Republican Party North Dakota

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, North Dakota's 94 state representatives each represent an average population of 67,078 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 87 $428,028
2008 91 $403,833
2006 91 $303,682
2004 93 $194,667
2002 98 $166,920

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $428,028 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[30]

Donor Amount
Lignite Energy Council $32,500
House Democratic-NPL Caucus of North Dakota $30,130
North Dakota Association of Realtors $27,679
Boilermakers Local 647 $20,250
Marathon Oil $18,000
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives $17,000
DAK PAC $16,500
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $14,800
House Republican Caucus of North Dakota $14,303
North Dakota Petroleum Council $12,175

Democratic Party Ohio

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Ohio's 99 state representatives each represent an average population of 114,678 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 301 $35,860,365
2008 247 $34,867,032
2006 268 $25,357,717
2004 236 $17,650,366
2002 250 $16,757,100

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $35,860,365 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[31]

Donor Amount
Ohio House Republican Organizational Cmte $3,806,118
House Democratic Caucus Fund of Ohio $3,620,544
Ohio Democratic Party $3,100,762
Ohio Republican Party $1,352,685
Ohio Democratic Caucus $934,572
Ohio Association of Public School Employees $726,311
SEIU Healthcare District 1199 $626,725
Ohio Education Association $548,050
Ohio State Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters $529,085
Electrical Workers $377,996

Republican Party Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Oklahoma's 99 state representatives each represent an average population of 114,678 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 191 $8,005,830
2008 209 $10,393,664
2006 222 $10,344,749
2004 290 $10,657,926
2002 204 $5,489,273

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $8,005,830 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[32]

Donor Amount
Chickasaw Nation $261,500
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma $258,400
Dank, David $163,077
Cherokee Nation $141,000
Pruett, Raymond (RC) C $133,150
Chesapeake Energy $102,000
Oklahoma Public Employees Association $93,750
Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists $91,000
Oklahoma Association of Realtors $83,150
Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians $80,550

Democratic Party Oregon

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Oregon's 60 state representatives each represent an average population of 57,023 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 140 $14,996,656
2008 130 $16,963,664
2006 149 $14,560,329
2004 183 $10,967,119
2002 156 $10,976,823


In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $14,996,656 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[33]

Donor Amount
Future PAC House Builders $1,818,536
Promote Oregon Leadership PAC $628,525
Oregon Education Association $462,227
Oregon Public Employees Local 503 $425,634
Oregon Healthcare Association $246,496
Oregon Nurses Association $222,892
Oregon Beer & Wine Distributors Association $200,280
Oregon Lodging Association $194,027
Oregon Victory PAC $175,000
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association $170,068

Democratic Party Pennsylvania

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Pennsylvania's 203 state representatives each represent an average population of 60,498 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 444 $35,488,143
2008 403 $45,787,518
2006 531 $50,730,125
2004 391 $32,641,151
2002 420 $29,135,044

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $35,488,143 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[34]

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $1,573,572
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $1,495,172
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $1,413,690
Pennsylvania Republican Party $1,162,537
Republican Party of Pennsylvania $1,050,084
Pennsylvania Education Association $650,835
Pennsylvania Association for Justice $581,025
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association $427,000
Citizens to Elect Dwight Evans for State Representative $352,500
Laborers District Council $348,300

Democratic Party Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Rhode Island's 75 state representatives each represent an average population of 13,798 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 186 $2,454,588
2008 155 $2,514,985
2006 130 $2,552,006
2004 166 $2,593,762
2002 142 $954,182


In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $2,454,588 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[35]

Donor Amount
Schadone, Gregory J $54,200
Rhode Island Education Association $29,375
Mitchell, Kevin J $23,733
Corvese, Arthur J $22,600
Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers $17,200
Cranston Fire Fighters Local 1363 $15,850
Rhode Island Laborers $15,625
Operating Engineers Local 57 $14,700
Rhode Island Laborers Public Employees $14,175
Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters $12,575

Republican Party South Carolina

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, South Carolina's 124 state representatives each represent an average population of 36,784 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 231 $6,654,588
2008 231 $8,365,255
2006 213 $7,658,515
2004 198 $4,940,969
2002 228 $5,440,606


In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $6,654,588 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[36]

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina $195,500
Palmetto Leadership Council $82,000
South Carolina Trucking Association $78,750
South Carolina Farm Bureau $65,507
Carolina Commerce Fund $57,000
Progress Energy $57,000
South Carolina Dental Association $56,250
Palmetto Business Council $56,000
South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association $55,958
South Carolina Association of Realtors $52,750

Republican Party South Dakota

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, South Dakota's 70 state representatives each represent an average population of 10,783 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 132 $1,675,460
2008 181 $1,474,166
2006 157 $1,269,101
2004 142 $927,656
2002 140 $932,931


In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $1,675,460 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[37]

Donor Amount
Munsterman, Scott $183,417
South Dakota Democratic Party $35,550
South Dakota Association of Realtors $28,000
South Dakota Education Association $26,700
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $18,550
Schaefer, James $17,721
Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota $16,000
Equality South Dakota $15,500
Murray, Matthew $15,045
South Dakota Retailers Association $14,350

Republican Party Tennessee

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Tennessee's 99 state representatives each represent an average population of 57,468 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 219 $9,478,590
2008 196 $8,438,759
2006 223 $8,401,196
2004 215 $8,782,967
2002 263 $4,826,538

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $9,478,590 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[38]

Donor Amount
Tennessee Legislative Campaign Cmte $449,568
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $184,650
Tennessee Bankers Association $153,250
House Democratic Caucus $145,953
Tennessee Education Association $138,376
Tennessee Medical Association $132,550
CAS-PAC $122,950
Tennessee Democratic Party $122,126
Federal Express $120,050
Tennessee Association of Realtors $119,750

Republican Party Texas

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Texas's 150 state representatives each represent an average population of 139,012 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 332 $78,482,292
2008 361 $71,266,729
2006 425 $65,478,865
2004 285 $44,062,003
2002 365 $37,274,594

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $78,482,292 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[39]

Donor Amount
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $5,176,786
Texans for Insurance Reform $2,591,865
Associated Republicans of Texas $2,133,555
House Democratic Campaign Cmte $1,950,747
Perry, Bob J $1,733,500
Taylor, Van $950,000
Joe R Straus III Campaign $889,000
Texas Association of Realtors $814,570
Annies List $778,860
Perry, Doylene $567,500

Republican Party Utah

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Utah's 75 state representatives each represent an average population of 29,776 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 209 $3,736,373
2008 236 $3,539,985
2006 175 $3,286,025
2004 250 $2,066,663
2002 155 $2,040,055

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $3,736,373 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[40]

Donor Amount
Utah Association of Realtors $108,500
Reagan Outdoor Advertising $71,888
Utah League of Credit Unions $57,985
Utah House Republican Elections Cmte $57,205
Utah Cmte for a Democratic Majority $48,250
Sorensen, Beverly T $38,200
Merit Medical Systems $35,850
Utah Education Association $35,829
Edwards, Becky $35,500
Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association $34,600


Democratic Party Vermont

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Vermont's 150 state representatives each represent an average population of 4,059 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 266 $615,441
2008 278 $807,477
2006 263 $865,790
2004 274 $826,737
2002 284 $534,955

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $615,441 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[41]

Donor Amount
Campaign Research Center $8,050
Contributions by Candidate or Candidates Immediate Family $7,334
Vermont House Republican PAC $5,450
Contributions by Candidate or Candidates Immediate Family $5,409
Vermont State Employees Association $5,250
Obuchowski Tribute 90 $5,009
Vermont Association of Realtors $4,900
Branagan, Chris $4,867
Contributions by Candidate or Immediate Family $4,862
Skrill, S $4,452

Democratic Party Washington State

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Washington's 98 state representatives each represent an average population of 60,144 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 240 $15,999,632
2008 220 $15,450,663
2006 191 $13,723,444
2004 254 $13,635,786
2002 213 $12,776,890

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $15,999,632 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[42]

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign Cmte $552,413
House Republican Organizational Cmte of Washington $488,004
Washington State Democratic Party $294,579
Washington State Republican Party $141,785
Frockt, David S $117,764
Washington State Dental Association $109,600
Washington Healthcare Association $106,500
Premera Blue Cross $96,350
House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Washington $90,243
Washington Restaurant Association $87,600

Democratic Party West Virginia

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, West Virginia's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 18,083 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 233 $4,862,057
2008 237 $4,355,230
2006 243 $4,894,204
2004 290 $4,043,863
2002 274 $3,362,345

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $4,862,057 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[43]

Donor Amount
Susman, Sally M $130,948
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council $120,200
West Virginia AFL-CIO $115,000
Santorine, Adolph $88,704
West Virginia Regional Council of Carpenters $80,150
West Virginia Appalachian Laborers District Council $76,000
West Virginia Federation of Teachers $71,900
West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association $68,500
Householder, Eric L $50,523
West Virginia Bankers Association $48,400

Democratic Party Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Wisconsin's 99 state representatives each represent an average population of 54,179 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 273 $7,619,470
2008 245 $8,861,602
2006 209 $6,451,473
2004 232 $6,098,873
2002 220 $4,168,776

In 2010, the candidates for state assembly raised a total of $7,619,470 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[44]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $160,215
Marek, John $150,200
Prestrud, Marv $65,942
Kapenga, Chris $54,028
Klenke, John $50,317
Wisconsin Republican Party $43,734
McDonald, Dari $42,179
Simonson, John Christian $41,196
Wisconsin Education Association Council $36,250
Wisconsin Dental Association $29,789

Republican Party Wyoming

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Wyoming's 60 state representatives each represent an average population of 8,230 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 122 $699,577
2008 108 $769,992
2006 109 $585,234
2004 113 $622,660
2002 116 $573,771

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $699,577 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[45]

Donor Amount
Republican (Party) $17,750
Wyoming Realtors Association $17,350
Wyoming Education Association $16,820
Democrat (Party) $15,451
United Transportation Union $14,500
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association $13,250
CONPAC Contractors PAC $12,500
United Pacific Railroad $10,500
Dixon, Kathleen Baker $10,000
Trucking Industry PAC $9,700

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Only two states held State House elections in 2009: New Jersey and Virginia.

Democratic Party New Jersey

New Jersey

As of the 2000 Census, New Jersey's 80 state representatives each represent an average population of 105,179 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2009 205 $25,487,974
2007 204 $26,388,602
2005 212 $23,299,489
2003 233 $15,682,188
2001 218 $12,642,876

The top 10 donors were:[46]

Donor Amount
Add Funds Transferred from Prior Campaign $4,069,343
Fund of Joe Roberts Assembly Speaker $861,000
New Jersey Education Association $367,675
New Jersey Association of Realtors $263,375
New Jersey Business & Industry Association $220,475
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9 $214,825
New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters $212,710
Republican National Committee $174,340
Electrical Workers Local 351 $149,400
New Jersey Dental Association $146,825

Republican Party Virginia

Virginia

As of the 2000 Census, Virginia's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 70,785 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2009 204 $35,947,346
2007 156 $32,931,206
2005 187 $25,340,303
2003 158 $13,103,722
2001 182 $13,681,547

The top 10 donors were:[47]

Donor Amount
Democratic Party of Virginia $2,845,707
Virginia House Democratic Caucus $1,989,631
Republican Party of Virginia $1,701,257
Dominion Leadership Trust $757,344
Republican State Leadership Cmte $571,593
Virginia Association of Realtors $488,448
Virginia Dental Association $370,978
Virginia Bankers Association $344,181
Piedmont Leadership PAC $314,544
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association $294,662

During the 2008 legislative elections, a total of $586,514,509 were donated to state house campaigns. The five states with the largest total contributions were:

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Illinois
  5. Ohio

Statistical analysis of the contributions totals reveals:

  • The state with the highest contribution per candidate ratio was California with $357,586 per candidate
  • The state with the lowest contribution per candidate ratio was New Hampshire with $591 per candidate


Republican Party Alaska

Alaska

As of the 2000 Census, Alaska's 40 state representatives each represent an average population of 15,673 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 96 $2,919,909
2006 97 $3,973,988
2004 107 $4,077,001
2002 102 $3,385,516

The top 10 contributors were:[48]

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Alaska $114,703
Alaska Public Employees Association $53,500
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52 $53,000
Electrical Workers Local 1547 $50,651
Alaska Republican Party $42,769
Alaska Laborers Local 341 $38,501
Associated General Contractors of Alaska $37,500
Alaska Association of Realtors $37,000
Alaska Regional Council of Carpenters Local 1281 $34,001
Alaska Public Employees Local 71 $33,500


Republican Party Arizona

Arizona

As of the 2000 Census, Arizona's 60 state representatives each represent an average population of 85,511 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 135 $5,531,238
2006 137 $4,354,506
2004 135 $3,816,633
2002 155 $4,079,565

The top 10 contributors were:[49]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $3,876,267
Cmte to Elect Robert Blendu $30,560
Brown, Robert $20,700
Kilburn, Pat E $17,701
Sposito, Douglas $12,658
Arizona Association of Realtors $12,478
Groe, Frank $10,000
Salt River Project $8,290
Cox Communications $8,242
Arizona Medical Association $8,020

Democratic Party Arkansas

Arkansas

As of the 2000 Census, Arkansas's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 26,734 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 166 $5,071,811
2006 174 $4,666,062
2004 166 $3,956,366
2002 185 $2,775,317
Donor Amount
Arkansas Healthcare Association $182,920
Stephens Group $179,962
Arkansas Realtors Association $89,675
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association $83,504
Smith, Scott A $82,508
Wal-Mart $76,691
Walters, Bill $73,357
Southwestern Energy Co $67,500
Arkansas Democratic Party $52,500
Akin, Thomas $50,181


Democratic Party California

California

As of the 2000 Census, California's 80 state representatives to the Assembly each represent an average population of 423,396 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 236 $84,386,698
2006 285 $91,726,959
2004 264 $94,287,806
2002 279 $73,822,064

The top 10 contributors were:[50]

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $7,602,050
California Republican Party $3,000,235
California State Council of Service Employees $689,400
California Medical Association $649,849
California Teachers Association $637,100
Rao, Robert $539,388
Sacramento County Democratic Central Cmte $517,093
California Dental Association $504,132
California State Council of Laborers $448,600
California Association of Realtors $435,450

Democratic Party Colorado

Colorado

As of the 2000 Census, Colorado's 65 state representatives each represent an average population of 66,173 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 143 $5,814,014
2006 136 $5,204,618
2004 147 $3,743,809
2002 169 $5,389,097

The top 10 contributors were:[51]

Donor Amount
Hasan Ali $267,550
Colorado Democratic Party House Majority Project $152,679
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $126,000
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $110,000
Colorado Education Association $109,600
Colorado Association of Realtors $100,500
McCluskey, Bob $93,906
Thomason, Tom $91,400
Hasan, Ali $74,244
Service Employees Local 105 $60,789

Democratic Party Connecticut

Connecticut

As of the 2000 Census, Connecticut's 151 state representatives each represent an average population of 22,533 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 303 $5,657,925
2006 297 $4,878,009
2004 331 $4,776,294
2002 299 $4,749,372

The top 10 contributors were:[52]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,181,776
Speakers Leadership Cmte $27,924
Connecticut House Democratic Caucus Cmte $14,142
Shapiro, James A $8,400
Connecticut House Democratic Majority $5,730
Connecticut Democratic Party $3,543
Fairfield Republican Town Cmte $3,000
Connecticut Education Association $2,250
Protective Services Employees Coalition $2,250
Wilton Democratic Town Cmte $2,133


Democratic Party Delaware

Delaware

As of the 2000 Census, Delaware's 41 state representatives each represent an average population of 19,112 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 75 $2,334,401
2006 79 $2,156,700
2004 80 $2,020,644
2002 83 $1,824,680

The top 10 contributors were:[53]

Donor Amount
Atkins, John C $53,000
Delaware Democratic Party $22,350
Delaware Racing Association $22,075
Czerwinski, John J $22,069
Delaware Republican Party $19,300
Delaware State Dental Society $19,100
Delaware Association of Realtors $18,092
Carpenters & Joiners Local 626 $17,921
Delaware Education Association $17,032
LaVelle, Gregory Francis $16,050


Republican Party Florida

Florida

As of the 2000 Census, Florida's 120 state representatives each represent an average population of 133,186 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 293 $30,318,643
2006 267 $27,335,108
2004 243 $18,605,869
2002 322 $22,545,724

The top 10 contributors were:[54]

Donor Amount
Florida Republican Party $1,922,304
Florida Democratic Party $915,083
Hospital Corporation of America $219,750
Lopez, Jorge Luis $207,972
Roberson, Kenneth L $206,883
Florida Institute of CPAS $177,000
AT&T $171,112
Florida Association of Realtors $151,750
Hammond, Eric J $138,925
Florida Hospital Association $135,050


Republican Party Georgia

Georgia

As of the 2000 Census, Georgia's 180 state representatives each represent an average population of 48,980 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 279 $12,277,303
2006 294 $15,007,813
2004 353 $15,667,776
2002 339 $13,002,048

The top 10 contributors were:[55]

Donor Amount
Georgia Association of Realtors $168,900
Georgia Medical Association $142,550
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association $142,000
Georgia Dental Association $121,050
Georgia Hospital Association $117,531
Home Builders Association of Georgia $115,750
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals $98,700
Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia $88,759
Eric Johnson for Senate $84,800
Georgia Optometric Association $81,700


Democratic Party Hawaii

Hawaii

As of the 2000 Census, Hawaii's 51 state representatives each represent an average population of 23,756 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 105 $3,138,933
2006 125 $3,307,255
2004 121 $3,772,936
2002 144 $1,361,287

The top 10 donors were:[56]

Donor Amount
Hawaii Association of Realtors $86,300
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly $52,000
Choy, Isaac W $50,000
Hawaii State Teachers Association $45,400
Kawananakoa Quentin Kuhio $45,000
Hawaii Carpenters Local 745 $35,300
Hawaii Operating Engineers $34,734
Kawananakoa, Quentin $33,242
Neil Abercrombie for Congress $33,000
Parayno, Ilalo B $32,157


Republican Party Idaho

Idaho

As of the 2000 Census, Idaho's 70 state representatives each represent an average population of 18,485 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 148 $2,602,887
2006 145 $2,046,895
2004 160 $2,191,196
2002 207 $1,647,917

The top 10 contributors were:[57]

Donor Amount
Idaho Republican Party $69,500
Idaho Education Association $59,750
Idaho Farm Bureau $49,500
Idaho Association of Realtors $42,100
Idaho Poawer Co $36,500
Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho $32,934
Qwest Communications $31,050
Agriculture & Natural Resources Industry $28,700
Winning for Idaho $27,500
Micron Technology $25,050

Democratic Party Illinois

Illinois

As of the 2000 Census, Illinois 118 state representatives each represent an average population of 105,248 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 224 $42,866,912
2006 214 $38,897,487
2004 236 $36,703,698
2002 289 $35,803,555

The top 10 contributors were:[58]

Donor Amount
Illinois Democratic Party $3,211,111
House Republican Organization of Illinois $1,267,651
Illinois Education Association $956,847
Illinois Republican Party $906,754
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $614,128
Illinois State Medical Society $595,242
Illinois Federation of Teachers $484,993
AFSCME Illinois Council 31 $465,724
Illinois Healthcare Association $431,593
Illinois Pro-Choice $406,436


Democratic Party Indiana

Indiana

As of the 2000 Census, Illinois 118 state representatives each represent an average population of 105,248 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 225 $17,009,173
2006 218 $19,440,487
2004 217 $12,530,927
2002 228 $9,717,739

The top 10 contributors were:[59]

Donor Amount
Indiana Democratic Party $2,386,817
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Indiana $1,859,629
Indiana State Teachers Association $1,035,090
Indiana House Democratic Caucus $906,922
Indiana Chamber of Commerce $520,158
Indiana Republican Party $418,132
Pat Bauer for State Representative $257,200
Hoosiers for Economic Growth $215,186
All Children Matter $182,799
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $164,700

Democratic Party Iowa

Iowa

As of the 2000 Census, Iowa's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 29,293 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 211 $15,474,490
2006 176 $10,927,450
2004 197 $8,118,332
2002 215 $6,507,786

The top 10 contributors were:[60]

Donor Amount
Iowa Democratic Party $3,261,543
Iowa Republican Party $2,498,103
Iowans for Tax Relief $369,500
Concordia Group $355,800
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $259,750
Iowa Credit Union League $240,000
Iowa State Education Association $188,090
Iowa Bankers Association $169,944
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union $120,598
Master Builders of Iowa $120,000

Republican Party Kansas

Kansas

As of the 2000 Census, Kansas's 125 state representatives each represent an average population of 22,550 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 243 $5,220,801
2006 265 $5,076,645
2004 260 $3,971,642
2002 243 $3,706,577

The top 10 donors were:[61]

Donor Amount
Kansas Democratic Party $198,502
Kansas Contractors Association $96,400
Kansas Education Association $70,750
Kansas Medical Society $67,506
Koch Industries $60,400
Kansas Optometric Association $59,850
Kansas Bankers Association $58,200
Kansas Association of Realtors $57,950
Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $56,950
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry $53,750

Democratic Party Kentucky

Kentucky

As of the 2000 Census, Kentucky's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 40,418 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 165 $6,932,627
2006 182 $6,509,295
2004 194 $5,708,225
2002 164 $3,104,423

The top 10 contributors were:[62]

Donor Amount
Kentucky House Democratic Caucus $450,631
Floyd, David $102,847
Steele, Fitz $87,956
Kentucky Republican Party $87,324
Kentucky Education Association $81,500
Damron, Robert R $77,805
Kentucky Optometric Association $65,900
Lee, Jimmie $64,277
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $55,000
Kentucky Association of Realtors $54,750

Democratic Party Maine

Maine

As of the 2000 Census, Maine's 153 state representatives each represent an average population of 8,333 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 355 $1,712,760
2006 364 $2,106,312
2004 384 $1,794,005
2002 373 $1,466,749

The top 10 contributors were:[63]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $1,337,075
Thibodeau, Michael D $9,469
Maine Association of Realtors $7,000
Juskewitch, Steven A $6,516
Maine Dental Association $4,000
Maine Insurance Agents Association $3,900
Maine Motor Transport Association $3,750
Leadership for Maine's Future $3,500
National Federation of Independent Business $3,250
Maine Bankers Association $3,250


Democratic Party Massachusetts

Massachusetts
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 251 $13,560,016
2006 265 $12,801,270
2004 305 $15,775,817
2002 312 $11,100,288

The top 10 contributors were:[64]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $207,144
Devers, Marcos A $125,303
Retired Public Employees $71,200
Massachusetts Republican Party $53,605
Massachusetts Corrections Officers Federated Union $49,500
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts $48,700
Massachusetts Association of Realtors $47,925
Massachusetts Federation of Teachers $44,800
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 $43,325
Campbell, Linda Dean $42,911

Democratic Party Michigan

Michigan

As of the 2000 Census, Michigan's 110 state representatives each represent an average population of 39,682 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 502 $15,640,045
2006 432 $16,212,812
2004 438 $16,209,181
2002 447 $12,625,867

The top 10 contributors were:[65]

Donor Amount
Michigan House Republican Campaign Cmte $444,376
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $363,215
United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America $231,800
Michigan Association of Realtors $227,575
Michigan Farm Bureau $227,350
Michigan Education Association $187,190
Michigan Chamber of Commerce $175,748
Michigan House Democratic Fund $171,527
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $170,900
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $165,780

Democratic Party Minnesota

Minnesota

As of the 2000 Census, Minnesota's 134 state representatives each represent an average population of 36,713 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 317 $8,361,168
2006 287 $7,533,257
2004 318 $8,114,613
2002 335 $6,574,022

The top 10 contributors were:[66]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $1,585,947
Huizenga, Donald $35,000
Education Minnesota $29,350
AFSCME Minnesota Council 5 $29,300
Operating Engineers Local 49 $22,650
Minnesota Telecom Alliance $19,125
39th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party $17,683
Minnesota Dental Association $15,736
Minneapolis Fire Fighters Relief Association $15,700
Minnesota Nurses Association $15,700

Republican Party Missouri

Missouri

As of the 2000 Census, Missouri's 163 state representatives each represent an average population of 34,326 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 345 $14,236,059
2006 350 $12,137,736
2004 371 $11,462,341
2002 472 $11,103,513

The top 10 contributors were:[67]

Donor Amount
Brown, Steve $201,817
Missouri Democratic Party $152,189
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $138,925
Missouri Bankers Association $108,350
AT&T $101,359
Ameren $94,350
Missouri Association of Realtors $82,750
Ameristar Casinos $78,450
Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives $77,525
Missouri House Democratic Campaign Cmte $76,450

Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Montana

Montana

As of the 2000 Census, Montana's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 9,022 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 239 $1,793,389
2006 240 $1,796,765
2004 237 $1,271,652
2002 229 $994,198

The top 10 contributors were:[68]

Donor Amount
Malcom, Bruce $14,317
Donaldson, Neal $13,841
Anderson, Susan H $11,666
Glacier PAC $11,360
Ward, John M $10,886
Yellowstone County Republican Central Cmte $10,100
Forbes, John Stewart $9,523
Montana State AFL-CIO $8,800
Mehlhoff, Robert (Bob) $8,400
Montana Association of Realtors $8,070

Democratic Party Nevada

Nevada

As of the 2000 Census, Nevada's 42 state representatives each represent an average population of 47,339 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 136 $8,201,307
2006 118 $8,513,172
2004 143 $8,216,031
2002 107 $6,009,028

The top 10 contributors were:[69]

Donor Amount
MGM Mirage $165,946
Boyd Gaming $162,500
Clark County Education Association $154,500
Associated General Contractors of Las Vegas $152,645
Nevada State Education Association $150,000
Nevada Association of Realtors $148,500
Assembly Republican Caucus $146,663
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 525 $102,324
Harrahs $93,965
South Point Hotel & Casino $90,000


Democratic Party New Hampshire

New Hampshire

As of the 2000 Census, New Hampshire's 400 state representatives each represent an average population of 3,089 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 794 $468,987
2006 783 $528,066
2004 815 $403,625
2002 794 $379,737

The top 10 contributors were:[70]

Donor Amount
Chaplin, Duncan $10,000
Vinci, Chris $8,369
Cmte to Elect House Democrats of New Hampshire $8,236
New Hampshire Medical Society $5,700
House Republican Victory PAC $5,697
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire $5,363
New Hampshire Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons $5,000
New Hampshire Association of Realtors $4,850
Smith, William $4,112
International Association of Fire Fighters $3,000

Democratic Party New Mexico

New Mexico

As of the 2000 Census, New Mexico's 70 state representatives each represent an average population of 28,710 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 125 $4,046,541
2006 124 $3,890,212
2004 120 $2,828,020
2002 136 $2,383,571

The top 10 contributors were:[71]

Donor Amount
New Mexico Democratic Legislative Campaign Cmte $355,674
New Mexico Turn Around $148,310
Lago LLC $125,000
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association $68,000
Murphy, Mark B $66,000
New Mexico Realtors Association $64,450
Conservatives for a Republican Majority $52,051
Progress Vision & Commitment PAC $44,100
New Mexico Medical Society $40,500
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 412 $40,250

Democratic Party New York

New York

As of the 2000 Census, New York's 150 state representatives each represent an average population of 126,510 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 303 $22,621,875
2006 282 $22,190,222
2004 320 $22,795,363
2002 377 $24,474,447

The top 10 contributors were:[72]

Donor Amount
Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York $1,794,755
Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York $580,263
Corwin, Jane L $293,000
New York State United Teachers $291,890
New York State Trial Lawyers $273,175
1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers East $221,800
New York State Association of Realtors $130,758
Smith, Jonathan B $115,060
New York State AFL-CIO $98,220
Key, Winchester $93,809

Democratic Party North Carolina

North Carolina

As of the 2000 Census, North Carolina's 120 state representatives each represent an average population of 67,078 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 233 $14,037,756
2006 220 $15,381,190
2004 263 $14,234,075
2002 322 $11,732,634

The top 10 contributors:[73]

Donor Amount
North Carolina Democratic Party $1,620,586
North Carolina Democratic House Cmte $803,625
Citizens for Higher Education $279,000
North Carolina Republican Party $212,431
North Carolina Medical Society $206,812
North Carolina Advocates for Justice $176,500
North Carolina Hospital Association $169,500
North Carolina Association of Realtors $158,038
North Carolina Home Builders Association $140,000
Bank of America $117,250


Republican Party North Dakota

North Dakota

As of the 2000 Census, North Dakota's 94 state representatives each represent an average population of 67,078 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 91 $403,833
2006 91 $303,682
2004 93 $194,667
2002 98 $166,920

The top 10 contributors were:[74]

Donor Amount
Boilermakers Local 647 $29,900
North Dakota Republican Party $28,200
North Dakota Republican House Caucus $24,500
Lignite Energy Council $19,000
North Dakota Democratic-NPL House Caucus $16,800
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $15,541
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives $15,050
North Dakota Petroleum Council $14,650
House Republican Caucus of North Dakota $12,575
DAK PAC $12,500

Democratic Party Ohio

Ohio

As of the 2000 Census, Ohio's 99 state representatives each represent an average population of 114,678 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 247 $34,867,032
2006 268 $25,357,717
2004 236 $17,650,366
2002 250 $16,757,100

The top 10 contributors were:[75]

Donor Amount
Ohio House Republican Campaign Cmte $4,683,243
Ohio Democratic Party $3,281,255
House Democratic Caucus Fund of Ohio $2,852,294
Ohio Republican Party $2,018,019
Ohio Education Association $416,185
SEIU Healthcare District 1199 WV KY OH $334,250
Ohio Association of Realtors $281,350
Firstenergy Corp $212,325
Brennan, David L $197,500
Ohio State Auto Workers $187,850

Republican Party Oklahoma

Oklahoma

As of the 2000 Census, Oklahoma's 99 state representatives each represent an average population of 114,678 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 209 $10,393,664
2006 222 $10,344,749
2004 290 $10,657,926
2002 204 $5,489,273

The top 10 contributors were:[76]

Donor Amount
Chesapeake Energy $247,000
Chickasaw Nation $209,000
Cherokee Nation $197,100
Dank, David M $148,377
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma $146,500
Pruett, R C $143,150
Oklahoma Association of Realtors $125,250
Oklahoma Medical Association $105,829
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association $104,250
Oklahoma Farm Bureau $89,000

Democratic Party Oregon

Oregon

As of the 2000 Census, Oregon's 60 state representatives each represent an average population of 57,023 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 130 $16,963,664
2006 149 $14,560,329
2004 183 $10,967,119
2002 156 $10,976,823

The top 10 contributors were:[77]

Donor Amount
Oregon House Democrats $2,016,164
Promote Oregon Leadership PAC $696,838
Oregon Public Employees Local 503 $469,254
Oregon Education Association $374,450
Oregon Victory PAC $320,000
Oregon Restaurant Association $273,817
Oregon Forrest Industries Council $244,000
Oregon Healthcare Association $217,106
Oregon Climate PAC $209,334
Oregon Beer & Wine Distributors Association $207,417


Democratic Party Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

As of the 2000 Census, Pennsylvania's 203 state representatives each represent an average population of 60,498 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 403 $45,787,518
2006 531 $50,730,125
2004 391 $32,641,151
2002 420 $29,135,044

The top 10 contributors were:[78]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $2,839,411
Pennsylvania Republican Party $1,884,029
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $1,594,259
House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $1,271,413
Pennsylvania Education Association $864,229
Laborers District Council $658,850
Pennsylvania Association for Justice $541,632
Electrical Workers Local 98 $471,783
Rendell For Governor $417,000
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association $387,440

Democratic Party Rhode Island

Rhode Island

As of the 2000 Census, Rhode Island's 75 state representatives each represent an average population of 13,798 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 155 $2,514,985
2006 130 $2,552,006
2004 166 $2,593,762
2002 142 $954,182

The top 10 contributors were:[79]

Donor Amount
Rhode Island Education Association $28,725
Corvese, Arthur J $21,600
Little, Christopher H $20,000
Jones, Thomas K $19,672
Rhode Island Carpenters $18,575
Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers $16,225
Rhode Island Laborers Public Employees $15,850
Rhode Island Laborers $15,150
Rhode Island Federation of Teachers $14,580
Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters $12,775

Republican Party South Carolina

South Carolina

As of the 2000 Census, South Carolina's 124 state representatives each represent an average population of 36,784 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 231 $8,365,255
2006 213 $7,658,515
2004 198 $4,940,969
2002 228 $5,440,606

The top 10 contributors were:[80]

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina $210,155
South Carolina Trucking Association $96,500
Palmetto Leadership Council $91,000
House Democratic Caucus of South Carolina $75,000
South Carolina Optometric Association $69,650
South Carolina Farm Bureau $68,500
South Carolina Association of Realtors $67,750
Scana Corp $61,750
South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association $59,949
Progress Energy $56,750


Republican Party South Dakota

South Dakota

As of the 2000 Census, South Dakota's 70 state representatives each represent an average population of 10,783 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 181 $1,474,166
2006 157 $1,269,101
2004 142 $927,656
2002 140 $932,931

The top 10 contributors were:[81]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $89,370
South Dakota Education Association $40,050
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $24,750
South Dakota Association of Realtors $20,200
Equality South Dakota $17,850
South Dakota Corn Growers Association $16,275
Actblue $14,498
South Dakota State Medical Association $13,900
South Dakota Telecommunications Association $13,700
Verchio, Mike $12,315

Republican Party Tennessee

Tennessee

As of the 2000 Census, Tennessee's 99 state representatives each represent an average population of 57,468 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 196 $8,438,759
2006 223 $8,401,196
2004 215 $8,782,967
2002 263 $4,826,538

The top 10 contributors were:[82]

Donor Amount
Tennessee Legislative Campaign Cmte $235,338
Tennessee Association of Realtors $197,000
The Speakers Fund $129,500
Tennessee Bankers Association $116,750
Tennessee Medical Association $115,000
Federal Express $107,400
Greeter, John $98,775
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $96,200
Tennessee Democratic Party $94,551
Tennessee Dental Association $84,500

Republican Party Texas

Texas

As of the 2000 Census, Texas's 150 state representatives each represent an average population of 139,012 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 361 $71,266,729
2006 425 $65,478,865
2004 285 $44,062,003
2002 365 $37,274,594

The top 10 contributors were:[83]

Donor Amount
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $2,833,416
Perry, Bob J $2,013,000
Texans for Insurance Reform $1,571,316
Stars Over Texas PAC $1,232,000
Texas Association of Realtors $1,030,082
Texas Republican Party $1,020,977
House Democratic Campaign Cmte $992,700
Texas Parent PAC $951,997
Blue Texas $920,000
Butt, Charles C $710,075

Republican Party Utah

Utah

As of the 2000 Census, Utah's 75 state representatives each represent an average population of 29,776 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 236 $3,539,985
2006 175 $3,286,025
2004 250 $2,066,663
2002 155 $2,040,055

The top 10 contributors were:[84]

Donor Amount
Utah Association of Realtors $99,000
Utah House Republicans Elections Cmte $95,859
Utah Cmte for a Democratic Majority $55,750
Utah Home Builders Association $55,000
Parents for Choice in Education $43,786
EnergySolutions $40,860
Utah Education Association $40,648
Christensen, Lavar $39,954
Comcast $39,250
Reagan Outdoor Advertising $38,970

Democratic Party Vermont

Vermont

As of the 2000 Census, Vermont's 150 state representatives each represent an average population of 4,059 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 278 $807,477
2006 263 $865,790
2004 274 $826,737
2002 284 $534,955

The top 10 contributors were:[85]

Donor Amount
Vermont Republican Party $29,013
Contributions by Candidate or Immediate Family $23,508
Vermonters for Economic Prosperity $12,743
Vermont Republican Federal Elections Cmte $8,625
Errecart, Joyce $7,914
Carris, Barbara T $7,700
Vermont Association of Realtors $6,300
Rutland County Democratic Cmte $6,150
Addison County Democratic Cmte $5,781
Vermonters for Tax Fairness $5,686

Democratic Party Washington

Washington

As of the 2000 Census, Washington's 98 state representatives each represent an average population of 60,144 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 220 $15,450,663
2006 191 $13,723,444
2004 254 $13,635,786
2002 213 $12,776,890

The top 10 contributors were:[86]

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Washington $964,130
Washington State Democratic Party $570,530
House Republican Organizational Cmte of Washington $493,197
Washington State Dental Association $120,500
Washington Healthcare Association $102,600
Washington Federation of State Employees $102,200
Washington Education Association $96,300
Washington Beverage Association $88,050
Washington Association of Realtors $84,100
Washington Restaurant Association $83,400

Democratic Party West Virginia

West Virginia

As of the 2000 Census, West Virginia's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 18,083 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 237 $4,355,230
2006 243 $4,894,204
2004 290 $4,043,863
2002 274 $3,362,345

The top 10 contributors were:[87]

Donor Amount
Susman, Sally $137,842
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council $118,750
West Virginia Laborers District Council $105,100
West Virginia Regional Council of Carpenters $101,300
West Virginia Federation of Teachers $95,000
West Virginia Education Association $63,500
West Virginia AFL-CIO $61,500
West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association $61,200
West Virginia Hospital Association $57,150
American Electric Power $53,750

Democratic Party Wisconsin

Wisconsin

As of the 2000 Census, Wisconsin's 99 state representatives each represent an average population of 54,179 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 245 $8,861,602
2006 209 $6,451,473
2004 232 $6,098,873
2002 220 $4,168,776

The top 10 contributors were:[88]

Donor Amount
Kohl, Daniel A $240,690
Public Fund $130,871
Feldman, Andrew R $66,450
Kule, David E $52,400
Wisconsin Republican Party $47,038
Melchert, Randall Ryan $39,717
Wisconsin Education Association Council $32,341
Public Fund $29,719
Assembly Democratic Campaign Cmte of Wisconsin $28,530
Pas, Richard J (Dick) $27,500

Republican Party Wyoming

Wyoming

As of the 2000 Census, Wyoming's 60 state representatives each represent an average population of 8,230 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 108 $769,992
2006 109 $585,234
2004 113 $622,660
2002 116 $573,771

The top 10 contributors were:[89]

Donor Amount
Wyoming Realtors Association $51,250
Wyoming Education Association $31,875
Wyoming Democratic Party $25,850
Campaign for a Great State $21,000
Findlater, Christopher (Chris) $17,500
Schloss, Joe $15,000
Wyoming Contractors Association $12,650
Wyoming Republican Party $12,350
Wyoming AFL-CIO $11,250
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association $10,450

Democratic Party Louisiana

Louisiana

As of the 2000 Census, Louisiana's 105 state representatives each represent an average populaation of 42,562 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2007 292 $23,068,639
2003 237 $12,267,180

The top 10 donors were:[90]

Donor Amount
Louisiana House Democratic Campaign Cmte $464,391
Leblank, Patrick L $381,647
Louisiana Association of Business and Industry $328,662
Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Cmte $317,500
Brown, Troy $276,738
Scott Simon $201,288
Louisiana Manufacturers Association $182,513
Louisiana State Farm Agents $170,750
Crescent River Port Pilots Association $168,650
Aycock, Michelle $160,134

Democratic Party Mississippi

Mississippi

As of the 2000 Census, Mississippi's 122 state representatives each represent an average population of 23,317 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2007 253 $6,201,617
2003 308 $4,346,149

The top 10 donors were:[91]

Donor Amount
Mississippi House Democratic Leadership $343,247
Mississippi Republican Party $248,791
Mississippi Association of Realtors $113,200
Mississippi Medical Association $111,200
Reeves, John $106,730
Lawyers Involved for Mississippi Betterment $99,503
AT&T $91,809
Mississippi Bankers Association $90,500
Mississippi Hospital Association $86,250
Improve Mississippi $85,467

Democratic Party New Jersey

New Jersey

As of the 2000 Census, New Jersey's 80 state representatives each represent an average population of 105,179 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2007 204 $26,388,602
2005 212 $23,299,489
2003 233 $15,682,188
2001 218 $12,642,876

The top 10 donors were:[92]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $2,687,684
Panter & Mallet for Assembly $935,740
Hudson County Democratic Organization $803,942
New Jersey Republican Party $573,008
New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters $269,750
New Jersey Association of Realtors $268,700
New Jersey State Laborers $248,850
New Jersey Business & Industry Association $205,735
New Jersey Education Association $194,885
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9 $191,950

Republican Party Virginia

Virginia

As of the 2000 Census, Virginia's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 70,785 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2007 156 $32,931,206
2005 187 $25,340,303
2003 158 $13,103,722
2001 182 $13,681,547

The top 10 donors were:[93]

Donor Amount
Democratic Party of Virginia $2,187,401
Virginia House Democratic Caucus $1,816,227
Republican Party of Virginia $1,297,018
Dominion Leadership Trust $794,000
Moving Virginia Forward $429,990
Virginia Association of Realtors $401,466
Dominion $311,254
House Republican Campaign Cmte $290,487
Virginia Bankers Association $283,172
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association $281,841

During the 2006 legislative elections, a total of $$598,415,858 were donated to state house campaigns. The five states with the largest total contributions were:

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Illinois
  5. Florida

Statistical analysis of the contributions totals reveals:

  • The state with the highest contribution per candidate ratio was California with $321,849 per candidate
  • The state with the lowest contribution per candidate ratio was New Hampshire with $674 per candidate

Democratic Party Alabama

Alabama

As of the 2000 Census, Alabama's 105 state representatives each represent an average population of 42,353 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 230 $17,109,524
2004 0 $0
2002 260 $12,397,003

The top 10 contributors were:[94]

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $1,163,411
Seth Hammett Campaign $762,762
Alabama Farmers Federation $640,139
Business Council of Alabama $557,250
Alabama Republican Party $415,841
Alabama Democratic Party $332,857
Alabama Association of Realtors $321,000
Alabama State Employees Association $293,428
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $248,000
FGA PAC $217,073


Republican Party Alaska

Alaska

As of the 2000 Census, Alaska's 40 state representatives each represent an average population of 15,673 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 97 $3,973,988
2004 107 $4,077,001
2002 102 $3,385,516

The top 10 donors were:[95]

Donor Amount
Alaska Republican Party $115,700
House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Alaska $106,200
Moffatt, William M. (Tom) $88,300
Alaska Public Employees Association $79,252
Electrical Workers Local 1547 $73,251
Alaska Association of Realtors $60,500
Associated General Contractors of Alaska $53,750
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52 $51,500
Operating Engineers Local 302 $51,500
Alaska Public Employees Local 71 $44,750

Republican Party Arizona

Arizona

As of the 2000 Census, Arizona's 60 state representatives each represent an average population of 85,511 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 137 $4,354,506
2004 135 $3,816,633
2002 155 $4,079,565

The top 10 donors were:[96]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $2,773,365
Smith, David $34,524
Nancy Barto $23,000
Arizona Association of Realtors $22,722
Young, Robert $16,187
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona $12,344
Salt River Project $10,392
Re-elect Eddie Farnsworth $9,648
Gail Griffin $9,643
Groe, Trish L. $7,800

Democratic Party Arkansas

Arkansas

As of the 2000 Census, Arkansas's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 26,734 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 174 $4,666,062
2004 166 $3,956,366
2002 185 $2,775,317

The top 10 donors were:[97]

Donor Amount
Arkansas Healthcare Association $155,050
Southwestern Energy Co $116,450
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association $89,100
Arkansas Realtors Association $74,125
The Stephens Group $68,104
Arkansas Democratic Party $63,250
Arkansas Medical Society $63,225
Entergy $50,301
Wal-Mart $47,500
Arkansas Republican Party $47,500

Democratic Party California

California

As of the 2000 Census, California's 80 state representatives to the Assembly each represent an average population of 423,396 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 285 $91,726,959
2004 264 $94,287,806
2002 279 $73,822,064

The top 10 donors were:[98]

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $7,373,474
California Republican Party $2,305,627
Sacramento County Democratic Central Cmte $1,549,999
Stanislaus County Democratic Central Cmte $790,720
San Diego County Democratic Party $745,000
California Teachers Association $715,255
Reilly, Janet $662,565
Hu, Grace $597,446
AT&T $589,549
Groveman, Barry $562,500

Democratic Party Colorado

Colorado

As of the 2000 Census, Colorado's 65 state representatives each represent an average population of 66,173 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 136 $5,204,618
2004 147 $3,743,809
2002 169 $5,389,097

The top 10 donors were:[99]

Donor Amount
Don Marostica $204,900
Mitchell, Victor $150,350
Colorado House Majority Project $128,665
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $104,000
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $102,500
Copic Insurance $81,932
Colorado State Conference of Electrical Workers $76,100
Marsha Looper $72,558
Colorado AFL-CIO $71,400
Colorado Education Association $71,331

Democratic Party Connecticut

Connecticut

As of the 2000 Census, Connecticut's 151 state representatives each represent an average population of 22,533 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 297 $4,878,009
2004 331 $4,776,294
2002 299 $4,749,372

The top 10 donors were:[100]

Donor Amount
House Republican Majority Cmte $71,636
United House Democrats $66,585
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Connecticut $56,201
Connecticut Lawyers for Excellence in Government $47,350
House Democratic Majority PAC $34,096
New Majority Democrats $32,339
General Electric $27,000
AT&T $25,225
Connecticut House Democratic Majority $25,110
Black, Peter L. $25,000

Republican Party Delaware

Delaware

As of the 2000 Census, Delaware's 41 state representatives each represent an average population of 19,112 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 79 $2,156,700
2004 80 $2,020,644
2002 83 $1,824,680

The top 10 donors were:[101]

Donor Amount
Korn, Richard $25,000
Delaware Republican Party $22,773
Lindarducci, Gary $21,415
Delaware Racing Association $18,300
Delaware Education Association $17,400
Anheuser-Busch $17,300
Sternberg, Righard J. $17,000
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association $16,800
Delaware Association of Realtors $16,500
Nick Manolakos $15,795

Republican Party Florida

Florida

As of the 2000 Census, Florida's 120 state representatives each represent an average population of 133,186 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 267 $27,335,108
2004 243 $18,605,869
2002 322 $22,545,724

The top 10 donors were:[102]

Donor Amount
Florida Republican Party $1,006,663
Florida Democratic Party $681,893
Doug Holder $398,299
Padron, Eric C. $195,194
Florida Association of Realtors $195,100
Turesky, Leonard M. $150,000
Hospital Corporation of America $145,000
Florida Hospital Association $133,636
Florida Institute of CPAS $125,800
Florida Chamber of Commerce $119,000

Republican Party Georgia

Georgia

As of the 2000 Census, Georgia's 180 state representatives each represent an average population of 48,980 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 294 $15,007,813
2004 353 $15,667,776
2002 339 $13,002,048

The top 10 donors were:[103]

Donor Amount
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association $176,500
Georgia Association of Realtors $155,250
Georgia Dental Association $141,300
Georgia Hospital Association $117,705
Mark Burkhalter $104,500
Georgia Medical Association $104,000
Georgia Association of Educators $100,900
Home Builders Association of Georgia $98,000
Georgia Optometric Association $88,000
Cmte of Automobile Retail Dealers of Georgia $86,084

Democratic Party Hawaii

Hawaii

As of the 2000 Census, Hawaii's 51 state representatives each represent an average population of 23,756 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 125 $3,307,255
2004 121 $3,772,936
2002 144 $1,361,287

The top 10 donors were:[104]

Donor Amount
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly $93,250
Hawaii Association of Realtors $54,900
Hawaii State Teachers Association $37,025
Cassiday Jr., Paul $34,000
Hawaii Republican Party $33,359
Steelquist, John A. $33,107
Longshore & Warehouse Local 142 $30,517
Alamedia, Jeffrey K & Debbie $29,807
Hawaii Carpenters Local 745 $29,400
Ironworkers Local 625 $27,700

Republican Party Idaho

Idaho

As of the 2000 Census, Idaho's 70 state representatives each represent an average population of 18,485 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 145 $2,046,895
2004 160 $2,191,196
2002 207 $1,647,917

The top 10 donors were:[105]

Donor Amount
Idaho Education Association $53,000
Micron Technology $38,810
Idaho Farm Bureau $36,600
Idaho Association of Realtors $33,950
Qwest Communications $33,000
Idaho Democratic Party $32,175
Idaho Power Co $23,000
Agriculture & Natural Resources Industry $22,400
Idaho Cmte on Hospitality & Sports $20,000
Idaho Associated General Contractors $18,250

Democratic Party Illinois

Illinois

As of the 2000 Census, Illinois 118 state representatives each represent an average population of 105,248 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 214 $38,897,487
2004 236 $36,703,698
2002 289 $35,803,555

The top 10 donors were:[106]

Donor Amount
Illinois Democratic Party $2,714,136
House Republican Organization $2,127,379
Illinois Education Association $1,013,978
Illinois State Medical Society $709,294
Illinois Republican Party $508,701
Illinois Federation of Teachers $501,815
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $479,422
AT&T $410,113
Citizens to Elect Tom Cross $347,717
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $341,045

Democratic Party Indiana

Indiana

As of the 2000 Census, Illinois 118 state representatives each represent an average population of 105,248 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 218 $19,440,487
2004 217 $12,530,927
2002 228 $9,717,739

The top 10 donors were:[107]

Donor Amount
Indiana Democratic Party $4,569,547
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Indiana $2,043,041
Indiana Republican Party $868,090
Indiana State Teachers Association $808,315
Indiana House Democratic Caucus $497,533
Indiana Chamber of Commerce $413,615
Indiana Association of Realtors $207,500
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $164,850
Patrick Bauer for State Representative $135,700
AT&T $119,300

Democratic Party Iowa

Iowa

As of the 2000 Census, Iowa's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 29,293 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 176 $10,927,450
2004 197 $8,118,332
2002 215 $6,507,786

The top 10 donors were:[108]

Donor Amount
Iowa Democratic Party $1,839,693
Iowa Republican Party $1,250,400
Iowa Republican Party & Its Eisenhower Club $530,913
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $193,850
Iowa Association of Realtors $165,900
Commonwealth PAC $152,250
Hawkeye PAC $132,750
Iowans for Tax Relief $118,000
Iowa Bankers Association $114,780
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association $98,645

Republican Party Kansas

Kansas

As of the 2000 Census, Kansas's 125 state representatives each represent an average population of 22,550 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 265 $5,076,645
2004 260 $3,971,642
2002 243 $3,706,577

The top 10 donors were:[109]

Donor Amount
Kansas Contractors Association $98,100
Kansas Education Association $82,050
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation $64,550
Kansas Medical Society $60,750
Kansas Association of Realtors $58,550
Kansas Optometric Association $56,950
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry $56,545
Kansas Bankers Association $56,518
Anderson Financial Services DBA Loanmax $49,750
Jeff Colyer $48,167

Democratic Party Kentucky

Kentucky

As of the 2000 Census, Kentucky's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 40,418 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 182 $6,509,295
2004 194 $5,708,225
2002 164 $3,104,423

The top 10 donors were:[110]

Donor Amount
Kentucky House Democratic Caucus Campaign Cmte $617,602
Kentucky Republican Party $250,071
Kentucky Democratic Party $129,779
Kentucky Education Association $105,800
Kentucky Hospital Association $75,900
Leslie Combs $74,023
Spencer, James Brandon $62,100
Calhoun, Travis N. $59,110
Electrical Workers $53,000
Kentucky Automobile Dealers $52,900

Democratic Party Maine

Maine

As of the 2000 Census, Maine's 153 state representatives each represent an average population of 8,333 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 364 $2,106,312
2004 384 $1,794,005
2002 373 $1,466,749

The top 10 donors were:[111]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $1,605,351
House Republican Fund of Maine $11,500
Maine Association of Realtors $9,550
Joshua Tardy $7,600
Leadership for Maines Future $7,250
Bessey, Nancy J $7,099
Maine Bankers Association $7,000
Maine Dental Association $6,750
Maine Motor Transport Association $5,750
Gregg, Kinley $5,374

Democratic Party Maryland

Maryland

As of the 2000 Census, Maryland's 153 state delegates each represent an average population of 34,618 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 410 $16,245,588
2004 0 $0
2002 426 $12,715,258

The top 10 donors were:[112]

Donor Amount
Maryland Realtors Association $211,820
Jeff Waldstreicher $125,442
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $120,825
Benjamin Kramer $114,450
Ron Elfenbein $100,000
Valderrama, David $100,000
Peter Murphy $97,030
Maryland State Teachers Association $76,108
Dana Beyer $75,075
Mezger, Brian $73,000

Democratic Party Massachusetts

Massachusetts
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 265 $12,801,270
2004 305 $15,775,817
2002 312 $11,100,288

The top 10 donors were:[113]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $109,919
James Miceli $101,119
Retired Public Employees $69,850
Massachusetts Democratic State Cmte $61,416
Massachusetts Corrections Officers Federated Union $52,800
Massachusetts Association of Realtors $51,600
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts $44,560
Collamore, Bob $42,450
Beer Distributors of Massachusetts $37,400
Naughton, Claire B. $35,000

Democratic Party Michigan

Michigan

As of the 2000 Census, Michigan's 110 state representatives each represent an average population of 39,682 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 432 $16,212,812
2004 438 $16,209,181
2002 447 $12,625,867

The top 10 donors were:[114]

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Michigan $2,013,123
Michigan House Democratic Fund $1,979,490
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $297,909
United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America $234,850
Michigan Education Association $230,750
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $215,050
Michigan Association of Realtors $187,880
Michigan Bankers Association $181,744
Michigan Auto Dealers Association $149,525
DTE Energy $140,980

Democratic Party Minnesota

Minnesota

As of the 2000 Census, Minnesota's 134 state representatives each represent an average population of 36,713 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 287 $7,533,257
2004 318 $8,114,613
2002 335 $6,574,022

The top 11 donors were:[115]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $1,516,485
Denise Dittrich $70,153
Education Minnesota $39,575
Minnesota AFL-CIO $23,800
Small Independent Telephone Companies/SITCO $23,000
Minnesota Dental Association $18,675
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Minnesota $15,764
Olmstead County Democrat-Farmer-Labor $15,224
Gehan, John $14,936
AFSCME Minnesota Council 5 $14,500
Friends of Democrat-Farmer-Labor Women $14,500

Democratic Party Missouri

Missouri

As of the 2000 Census, Missouri's 163 state representatives each represent an average population of 34,326 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 350 $12,137,736
2004 371 $11,462,341
2002 472 $11,103,513

The top 10 donors were:[116]

Donor Amount
Missouri Bankers Association $170,960
Missouri Democratic Party $115,799
Missouri State Medical Association $87,045
Missouri Association of Realtors $86,300
Ameristar Casinos $68,400
AT&T $68,175
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $63,525
23rd Republican Senatorial District Cmts $58,550
Missouri Motor Carriers Association $53,850
Anheuser-Busch $53,812

Republican Party Montana

Montana

As of the 2000 Census, Montana's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 9,022 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 240 $1,796,765
2004 237 $1,271,652
2002 229 $994,198

The top 10 donors were:[117]

Donor Amount
McGarvey, Dale L $20,810
Stanley, Frank E $12,152
Robinson, Owen $12,132
Koopman, Roger $10,748
Lilleberg, Philip $10,374
Bill Thomas $10,127
Utter, Ken $10,000
Yellowstone County Republican Central Cmte $9,250
Glacier PAC $9,230
Montana State AFL-CIO $8,680

Democratic Party Nevada

Nevada

As of the 2000 Census, Nevada's 42 state representatives each represent an average population of 47,339 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 118 $8,513,172
2004 143 $8,216,031
2002 107 $6,009,028

The top 10 donors were:[118]

Donor Amount
Clark County Education Association $190,800
MGM Mirage $173,535
Harrahs $156,816
Nevada State Education Association $131,650
Republican Assembly Caucus of Nevada $131,237
Nevada Motor Transport Association $112,579
Focus Property Group $111,600
Boyd Gaming $106,500
Stan Vaughan $104,384
Nevada Association of Realtors $102,585

Democratic Party New Hampshire

New Hampshire

As of the 2000 Census, New Hampshire's 400 state representatives each represent an average population of 3,089 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 783 $528,066
2004 815 $403,625
2002 794 $379,737

The top 10 donors were:[119]

Donor Amount
Forward Together PAC $23,800
New Hampshire Republican State Cmte $13,289
Chaplin III, Duncan D $13,074
Volunteer PAC $8,500
Cmte to Elect House Democrats of New Hampshire $8,025
All America PAC $6,000
Anne Copp $5,395
House Republican Victory PAC $4,435
Democracy for America $4,300
Sorlucco, Jerry $3,985

Democratic Party New Mexico

New Mexico

As of the 2000 Census, New Mexico's 70 state representatives each represent an average population of 28,710 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 125 $4,046,541
2006 124 $3,890,212
2004 120 $2,828,020
2002 136 $2,383,571

The top 10 donors were:[120]

Donor Amount
New Mexico Democratic Legislative Campaign Cmte $304,482
Bill Richardson for Governor $114,855
New Mexico Republican Party $61,829
Cmte to Elect Lucky Varela State Treasurer $56,481
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association/Cmte on Individual Responsibility $50,500
New Mexico Automotive Dealers Association/CAR of New Mexico $43,900
PNM Resources $41,750
Associated Commerce & Industry of New Mexico $40,000
New Mexico Realtors Association $32,050
Pueblo of Isleta $32,000

Democratic Party New York

New York

As of the 2000 Census, New York's 150 state representatives each represent an average population of 126,510 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 282 $22,190,222
2004 320 $22,795,363
2002 377 $24,474,447

The top 10 donors were:[121]

Donor Amount
Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York $1,130,998
New York State Trial Lawyers $316,618
New York State United Teachers $246,604
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $237,450
New York State Association of Realtors $157,309
Grelick, Susan J $153,099
Monroe County Republican Party $133,850
Duvall, Michael $113,300
New York State Correctional Officers $111,235
Parenti, Gary D. $107,550

Democratic Party North Carolina

North Carolina

As of the 2000 Census, North Carolina's 120 state representatives each represent an average population of 67,078 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 220 $15,381,190
2004 263 $14,234,075
2002 322 $11,732,634

The top 10 donors were:[122]

Donor Amount
North Carolina Democratic House Cmte $944,242
North Carolina Democratic Party $930,785
Morgan, Richard T. $401,864
North Carolina Association of Realtors $389,850
North Carolina Medical Society $239,668
Citizens for Higher Education $235,000
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers $163,750
North Carolina Home Builders Association $156,850
Nationwide $116,750
North Carolina Hospital Association $107,250

Republican Party North Dakota

North Dakota

As of the 2000 Census, North Dakota's 94 state representatives each represent an average population of 67,078 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 91 $303,682
2004 93 $194,667
2002 98 $166,920

The top 10 donors were:[123]

Donor Amount
DAK PAC $25,750
North Dakota Association of Realtors $15,150
North Dakota Lignite Council $14,500
North Dakota Association of Telephone Cooperatives $13,975
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $12,100
House Republican Caucus of North Dakota $11,450
North Dakota Education Association $10,775
North Dakota House Democratic Caucus $10,750
Grand Forks Republican Women $10,505
North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party $10,000

Republican Party Ohio

Ohio

As of the 2000 Census, Ohio's 99 state representatives each represent an average population of 114,678 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 268 $25,357,717
2004 236 $17,650,366
2002 250 $16,757,100

The top 10 donors were:[124]

Donor Amount
Ohio House Republican Campaign Cmte $4,168,811
Ohio Republican Party $1,920,865
House Democratic Caucus Fund of Ohio $1,047,119
Ohio Democratic Party $725,615
Ohio Association of Realtors $404,150
Ohio Education Association $298,275
Brennan, David L $224,000
Armond Budish $192,200
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio $149,002
Firstenergy Corp $148,000

Republican Party Oklahoma

Oklahoma

As of the 2000 Census, Oklahoma's 99 state representatives each represent an average population of 114,678 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 222 $10,344,749
2004 290 $10,657,926
2002 204 $5,489,273

The top 10 donors were:[125]

Donor Amount
Pruett, Raymond C (R.C.) $286,300
Chesapeake Energy $198,800
Chicksaw Nation $167,100
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association $139,657
Johnston, J.D. $134,512
David Dank $117,000
Oklahoma Medical Association $112,000
Republican PAC to the Future $95,500
Center for Legislative Excellence $84,500
Oklahoma Farm Bureau $80,450

Democratic Party Oregon

Oregon

As of the 2000 Census, Oregon's 60 state representatives each represent an average population of 57,023 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 149 $14,560,329
2004 183 $10,967,119
2002 156 $10,976,823

The top 10 donors were:[126]

Donor Amount
Oregon House Democrats $1,308,998
Oregon House Republicans $737,272
Oregon Victory Cmte $425,000
Oregon Education Association $363,412
Friends of Wayne Scott $346,597
Speakers PAC $299,055
Service Employees Local 503 $254,633
Associated Oregon Loggers $221,500
Oregon Beer & Wine Distributors Association $194,554
Oregon Restaurant Association $193,893

Democratic Party Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

As of the 2000 Census, Pennsylvania's 203 state representatives each represent an average population of 60,498 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 531 $50,730,125
2004 391 $32,641,151
2002 420 $29,135,044

The top 10 donors were:[127]

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $2,631,828
House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $2,300,714
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $2,261,825
Pennsylvania Republican Party $1,381,453
Pennsylvania Education Association $677,619
Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners $421,725
Laborers District Council $407,100
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association $388,085
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $375,432
Electrical Workers Local 98 $330,700

Democratic Party Rhode Island

Rhode Island

As of the 2000 Census, Rhode Island's 75 state representatives each represent an average population of 13,798 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 130 $2,552,006
2004 166 $2,593,762
2002 142 $954,182

The top 10 donors were:[128]

Donor Amount
Pacheco, Richard A $23,756
Rhode Island Laborers $17,625
National Rifle Association $16,050
Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers $15,950
Rhode Island Education Association $15,825
Rhode Island Association of Realtors $14,900
Rhode Island Dental Association $14,540
Rhode Island Medical Society $13,720
Rhode Island Federation of Teachers & Health Professionals $13,260
Mumford, Carol A $11,466

Republican Party South Carolina

South Carolina

As of the 2000 Census, South Carolina's 124 state representatives each represent an average population of 36,784 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 213 $7,658,515
2004 198 $4,940,969
2002 228 $5,440,606

The top 10 donors were:[129]

Donor Amount
Floyd Jr., Cecil Edward Bubby $116,750
South Carolina Trucking Association $93,750
Palmetto Leadership Council $92,500
South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association $90,236
Republican Caucus of South Carolina $90,208
South Carolina Optometric Association $77,450
South Carolina Farm Bureau $77,000
Mahaffey, Joseph G $71,900
Speakers Politically Active Citizens Cmte $60,000
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association $57,750

Republican Party South Dakota

South Dakota

As of the 2000 Census, South Dakota's 70 state representatives each represent an average population of 10,783 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 157 $1,269,101
2004 142 $927,656
2002 140 $932,931

The top 10 donors were:[130]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $98,540
South Dakota Education Association $49,100
South Dakota Association of Realtors $26,000
South Dakota State Medical Association $21,800
Democracy Works $16,200
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $16,000
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association $14,000
South Dakota Telecommunications Association $12,700
South Dakota Democratic Party $11,000
South Dakota Corn Growers Association $10,400

Democratic Party Tennessee

Tennessee

As of the 2000 Census, Tennessee's 99 state representatives each represent an average population of 57,468 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 223 $8,401,196
2004 215 $8,782,967
2002 263 $4,826,538

The top 10 donors were:[131]

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of Tennessee $246,380
Tennessee Legislative Campaign Cmte $233,098
Tennessee Democratic Party $187,491
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $172,500
Tennessee Association of Realtors $137,250
The Speakers Fund $124,500
Tennessee Bankers Association $112,000
Lusk, Bill $101,979
Federal Express $86,900
Tennessee Medical Association $85,918

Republican Party Texas

Texas

As of the 2000 Census, Texas's 150 state representatives each represent an average population of 139,012 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 425 $65,478,865
2004 285 $44,062,003
2002 365 $37,274,594

The top 10 donors were:[132]

Donor Amount
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $2,402,797
Texas Republican Legislative Campaign Cmte $2,161,162
Bob Perry $1,848,750
Texans for Insurance Reform $1,375,219
Stars Over Texas PAC $943,967
Texas Association of Realtors $815,098
Durett, Larry K & Jackie $611,500
AT&T $599,093
H-E-B Grocery $588,818
Associated Republicans of Texas $578,367

Republican Party Utah

Utah

As of the 2000 Census, Utah's 75 state representatives each represent an average population of 29,776 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 175 $3,286,025
2004 250 $2,066,663
2002 155 $2,040,055

The top 10 donors were:[133]

Donor Amount
Utah Association of Realtors $131,500
Parents for Choice in Education $108,474
Utah Republican Party $92,019
Utah House Republican Elections Cmte $89,287
Utah Education Association $62,325
Utah League of Credit Unions $55,665
Cmte for a Democratic Majority $51,450
Reagan Outdoor Advertising $46,100
Utah Bankers Association $39,200
Staker & Parson Companies $38,000

Democratic Party Vermont

Vermont

As of the 2000 Census, Vermont's 150 state representatives each represent an average population of 4,059 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 263 $865,790
2004 274 $826,737
2002 284 $534,955

The top 10 donors were:[134]

Donor Amount
Vermont Republican Party $32,618
Vermont House Republican PAC $14,200
Jim Douglas for Governor $10,744
Vermont Libertarian Party $9,600
Friends of Chittenden County Republican Legislators $8,700
Vermont Association of Realtors $8,500
Home Builders & Remodelers of Vermont $8,500
Associated General Contractors of Vermont $8,000
Broughton, Lenore F $7,600
Republican Victory Cmte $7,200

Democratic Party Washington

Washington

As of the 2000 Census, Washington's 98 state representatives each represent an average population of 60,144 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 191 $13,723,444
2004 254 $13,635,786
2002 213 $12,776,890

The top 10 donors were:[135]

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Washington $760,208
Washington State Democratic Party $533,532
House Republican Organizational Cmte of Washington $250,700
Lee, Tim $150,901
Washington Federation of State Employees $92,400
Washington Healthcare Association $88,675
Washington Education Association $87,150
Washington State Dental Association $78,275
Washington State Council of Service Employees $77,700
Washington State Patrol Troopers Association $76,975

Democratic Party West Virginia

West Virginia

As of the 2000 Census, West Virginia's 100 state representatives each represent an average population of 18,083 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 243 $4,894,204
2004 290 $4,043,863
2002 274 $3,362,345

The top 10 donors were:[136]

Donor Amount
West Virginia Laborers District Council $101,500
West Virginia Regional Council of Carpenters $91,500
Building & Construction Trades Council $89,500
West Virginia Education Association $80,400
Blankenship, Don L $79,500
Reynolds, Doug $77,830
West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association $71,000
West Virginia Hospital Association $61,600
Jacobs, Jeremy M $59,500
West Virginia Federation of Teachers $56,800

Republican Party Wisconsin

Wisconsin

As of the 2000 Census, Wisconsin's 99 state representatives each represent an average population of 54,179 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 209 $6,451,473
2004 232 $6,098,873
2002 220 $4,168,776

The top 10 donors were:[137]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $233,711
McDonald, Dari $54,000
Scott Newcomer $42,050
Gary Tauchen $33,525
Wisconsin Education Association Council $31,638
Assembly Democratic Campaign Cmte of Wisconsin $31,099
Wisconsin Institute of CPAS $30,100
Stafsholt, Rob $29,735
Rich Zipperer $26,601
Jim Ott $25,525

Republican Party Wyoming

Wyoming

As of the 2000 Census, Wyoming's 60 state representatives each represent an average population of 8,230 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 108 $769,992
2006 109 $585,234
2004 113 $622,660
2002 116 $573,771

The top 10 donors were:[138]

Donor Amount
Wyoming Association of Realtors $33,500
Wyoming Education Association $19,635
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association $12,400
Doug Samuelson $11,442
Wyoming Republican Party $11,300
McLeland, Jim $11,246
Questar $10,500
Wyoming Medical Society $10,000
Pete Jorgensen $9,000
Union Pacific Railroad $8,000


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