State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate 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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2010 State senate elections
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During the 2010 legislative elections, a total of $325,035,702 were donated to state senate campaigns. The five states with the largest total contributions were:

  1. New York
  2. Alabama
  3. California
  4. Illinois
  5. North Carolina

Statistical analysis of the contributions totals reveals:

  • The state with the highest contribution per candidate ratio was Illinois with $423,365 per candidate
  • The state with the lowest contribution per candidate ratio was North Dakota with $6,458 per candidate

The top 10 donors across all state senate elections were:

Donor Amount
Illinois Senate Democratic Fund $3,849,507
Public Fund (Connecticut- Public Subsidy) $3,631,306
Democratic Senate Campaign Cmte of New York $2,736,038
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Michigan $2,652,845
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of New York $2,634,450
California Democratic Party $2,591,242
Republican Senate Campaign Cmte of Ohio $2,463,124
North Carolina Republican Party $2,171,725
North Carolina Democratic Party $1,851,252
Public Fund (Maine- Public Subsidy) $1,809,803

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Democratic Party - Democratic Party majority
Republican Party - Republican Party majority
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada - 50/50 split in majority
Independent - Non-partisan

Democratic Party Alabama

See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Alabama's 35 state senators each represent an average population of 127,060 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 87 $24,925,230
2008 0 $0
2006 89 $24,792,035
2004 0 $0
2002 84 $15,536,155

The top 10 contributors were:[1]

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $1,501,385
Tennessee Valley Citizens for Economic Development $1,397,160
Alabama Education Association $868,675
Business Council of Alabama $814,500
Senate Majority PAC $636,985
Alabama Farmers Federation $591,293
Alabama Power Co $375,250
Home Builders Association of Alabama $343,500
Alabama Association of Realtors $339,133
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $338,930

Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Alaska

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Alaska's 20 state senators each represent an average population of 31,347 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 19 $1,227,692
2008 19 $863,330
2006 24 $1,560,798
2004 28 $1,867,581
2002 41 $2,196,193

The top 10 contributors were:[2]

Donor Amount
Dziubinski, Philip L $153,806
Higgins, Pete $45,410
Moronell, Mark W $39,162
Alaska Republican Party $28,450
Giessel, Cathy $27,535
Giessel, Catherin A (Cathy) $18,125
Alaska Association of Realtors $15,800
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte of Alaska $15,000
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52 $13,000
Alaska Laborers Local 341 $12,000

Republican Party Arizona

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Arizona's 30 state senators each represent an average population of 171,021 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 84 $2,954,711
2008 135 $5,531,238
2006 137 $4,354,506
2004 135 $3,816,633
2002 155 $4,079,565


In 2010, candidates running for the state senate received a total of $2,954,711 in campaign contributions. Their top 10 contributors were: [3]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $751,935
Davis, Rich $36,230
Konopnicki, William $33,140
Kohner, Shawn $26,132
Kohner, Stephen $25,050
Downing, Theodore $24,450
Arizona Association of Realtors $19,424
Cox Communications $17,490
Bundgaard, Scott $15,000
Arizona Medical Association $10.580

Democratic Party Arkansas

See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Arkansas's 35 state senators each represent an average population of 76,383 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 38 $3,771,126
2008 23 $2,251,735
2006 27 $1,546,556
2004 26 $1,250,204
2002 64 $2,693,862

In 2010, candidates running for senate raised a total of $3,771,126 in campaign funds. Their top 10 contributors were: [4]

Donor Amount
Greenberg, Daniel $185,638
Cowling, Ken $133,512
Arkansas Health Care Association $113,000
Medley, Jim $55,800
Stephens Group $51,250
Arkansas State Farm Insurance $39,500
Arkansas Realtors Association $38,500
Harrison, Barrett E $34,500
Morton, Michael S $29,000
Harrelson, Steve $28,500

Democratic Party California

California
See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, California's 40 state senators each represent an average population of 846,791 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 63 $23,000,670
2008 59 $35,169,351
2006 63 $30,011,241
2004 69 $32,887,100
2002 53 $22,148,467

In 2010, the candidates running for senate raised a total of $23,000,670 in campaign funds. Their top 10 contributors were: [5]

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $2,591,242
California Republican Party $1,249,852
AT$T $240,088
Carol Liu for Senate $227,997
California Association of Realtors $195,600
Merced County Democratic Central Cmte $190,000
Republican Party of Stanislaus County $174,000
California Dental Association $171,200
California State Council of Laborers $166,835
California Professional Fire Fighters $158,898

Democratic Party Colorado

Colorado
See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Colorado's 35 state senators each represent an average population of 122,893 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 48 $2,331,554
2008 41 $2,535,787
2006 44 $2,935,888
2004 38 $2,050,430
2002 40 $4,313,640

In the 2010 elections, the candidates running for senate raised $2,331,554 in campaign funds. The top 10 overall contributors were: [6]

Donor Amount
Odom, John $96,134
Colorado Education Association $31,625
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $29,000
Shuler, Derec $28,684
Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee $28,400
Eckstein, Torsten $25,491
Colorado State Conference of Electrical Workers Small Donor Committee (CSCEW) $22,000
State Democratic Senate Campaign Fund $21,488
Colorado Association of Realtors Small Donor Committee $20,000
Colorado American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations Nonpartisan Small Donor $19,750

Democratic Party Connecticut

Connecticut
See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Connecticut's 36 state senators each represent an average population of 94,599 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 78 $5,156,062
2008 79 $5,410,734
2006 73 $4,431,204
2004 88 $4,416,892
2002 76 $3,700,656


In 2010, the total campaign contributions raised in senate elections was $5,157,062. The top 10 overall contributors were: [7]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $3,631,306
Public Fund $176,895
Public Funding $88,307
Senate Democrats Victory PAC $42,651
Democrats for New Leadership $38,520
Working Families Party $14,853
Democratic Senate Majority PAC of Connecticut $14,150
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Connecticut $11,412
Frantz, L Scott $6,500
Senate Republican Majority Cmte of Connecticut $5,195

Democratic Party Delaware

Delaware
See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Delaware's 21 state senators each represent an average population of 37,314 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 19 $643,813
2008 21 $1,211,435
2006 22 $979,107
2004 16 $883,364
2002 44 $1,485,767

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in senate campaigns was $643,813. The top 10 overall contributors were: [8]

Donor Amount
Bodenweisser, Eric R $26,000
Friends to Elect Joe Booth State Representative $23,832
Moritz, John A $23,295
Bunting Jr., George H $11,500
Booth, Joseph W $10,000
Cullis, Fred $6,800
Delaware Racing Association $6,600
Delaware Association of Realtors $5,450
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association $4,800
Astrazeneca $4,600

Republican Party Florida

Florida
See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

As of the 2000 Census, Florida's 40 state senators each represent an average population of 399,559 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 60 $14,617,863
2008 50 $12,733,525
2006 47 $16,502,417
2004 37 $4,786,164
2002 81 $13,012,199


In 2010, the total amount of campaign contributions raised in senate elections was $14,617,863. The top 10 contributors were: [9]

Donor Amount
Domino, Carl J $592,600
Florida Democratic Party $588,915
Florida Republican Party $525,959
Perniciaro, Charles $385,980
Dockery, Paula B $281,500
McGriff Jr, Perry C $150,500
Hospital Corporation of America $67,500
Burkert, Pete $67,315
Margolis, Gwen $65,000
Florida Chamber of Commerce $62,000

Republican Party Georgia

Georgia
See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 110 $8,052,144
2008 96 $6,636,658
2006 96 $9,986,678
2004 154 $14,444,473
2002 119 $11,060,487


In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in senate campaigns was $8,052,144. The top 10 donors were: [10]

Donor Amount
Sibold, James $156,212
Miller, Butch $120,000
Albers, John $103,701
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association $88,350
Georgia Dental Association $65,950
Georgia Association of Realtors $64,550
Blank (Uncoded) $50,514
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia $49,550
Independend Insurance Agents of Georgia $48,350
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals $46,000

Democratic Party Hawaii

Hawaii
See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 46 $1,586,733
2008 26 $2,020,962
2006 28 $1,237,247
2004 25 $1,646,425
2002 59 $1,635,442

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in state senate elections was $1,586,733. The top 10 donors were: [11]

Donor Amount
Hawaii Association of Realtors $44,100
Ironworkers Local 625 $34,050
Hawaii State Teachers Association $32,420
Hawaii Operating Engineers $18,222
Hawaii Carpenters & Joiners $16,800
Plumbers & Pipefitters $16,000
Operating Engineers Local 3 $16,000
Painters Local 1791 $13,450
Monsanto $12,000
Longshore & Warehouse Local 142 $11,950

Republican Party Idaho

Idaho
See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 76 $1,380,073
2008 71 $1,661,840
2006 75 $1,199,736
2004 77 $1,315,599
2002 105 $1,287,803

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in state senate elections was $1,380,073. The top 10 contributors were: [12]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican PAC of Idaho $27,250
Idaho Farm Bureau $25,550
Idaho Association of Realtors $25,500
Idaho Power Co $25,000
Qwest Communications $23,500
JR Simplot Co $22,100
Donoval, James $21,689
Coeur D Alene Tribe $20,750
Idaho Education Association $19,000
Idaho Telecom Alliance $18,250

Democratic Party Illinois

Illinois
See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 45 $19,051,437
2008 74 $25,856,554
2006 77 $27,398,829
2004 37 $17,305,449
2002 120 $34,677,544

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in state senate campaigns was $19,051,437. The top 10 donors were: [13]

Donor Amount
Illinois Senate Democratic Fund $3,849,507
Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte of Illinois $1,493,465
Illinois Democratic Party $1,454,869
Illinois Republican Party $1,016,221
Illinois Health Care Association $459,144
Illinois Education Association $395,908
Illinois State Medical Society $315,142
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $282,582
AT&T $282,495
Illinois Laborers $261,618

Republican Party Indiana

Indiana
See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 57 $4,046,473
2008 99 $4,518,011
2006 84 $5,289,748
2004 73 $3,820,464
2002 76 $3,243,894

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in state senate elections was $4,046,473. The top donors were: [14]

Donor Amount
Senate Majority Campaign Cmte of Indiana $578,408
Indiana Democratic Party $532,797
Indiana Republican Party $305,368
Indiana State Teachers Association $82,287
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $78,200
AT&T $73,550
Hoosiers for Economic Growth $72,500
Indiana Hospital Association $56,750
Vision Concepts $56,689
Indiana Motor Truck Association $56,150

Democratic Party Iowa

Iowa
See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 55 $5,058,528
2008 54 $5,073,586
2006 75 $7,456,412
2004 74 $7,217,102
2002 98 $4,266,190

In 2010, a total of $5,058,528 was raised in campaign contributions by those running for state senate. The top donors were: [15]

Donor Amount
Iowa Democratic Party $1,540,045
Iowa Republican Party $607,907
Iowans for Tax Relief $112,250
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $89,750
Iowa Credit Union League $80,000
Iowa Dental Association $71,550
Iowa Bankers Association $69,500
Iowa Farm Bureau $66,779
Iowa Health Care Association $66,250
Butler County Republican Central Cmte $61,300


Republican Party Kentucky

Kentucky
See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 51 $5,379,997
2008 43 $5,882,128
2006 55 $3,171,644
2004 63 $5,143,180
2002 51 $4,547,216

In 2010, candidates running for state senate raised a total of $5,379,997 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [16]

Donor Amount
Kentucky Republican Party $416,959
Smith, Rex $371,350
Kentucky Democratic Party $217,250
Kentucky Senate Republican Caucus Campaign Cmte $175,310
Harris, Ernie $107,518
Rhoads, Jerry P $93,000
Kentucky Senate Democratic Caucus Campaign Cmte $63,000
Kentucky Senate Democratic Caucus $48,400
Spainhour, John E $37,060
Parrett, Dennis L $30,000

Democratic Party Maine

Maine
See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 88 $1,988,888
2008 90 $1,854,105
2006 89 $1,990,662
2004 90 $2,095,278
2002 87 $1,323,033


In 2010, the candidates running for state senate raised a total of $1,988,888 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [17]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $1,809,803
Nadeau, James A $8,386
Schweitzer, Daniel J $3,810
James A Nadeau/Loan Forgiven, $000 balance $3,500
Whalen, Francis J $3,194
Maine Association of Realtors $2,150
Millercoors $1,900
Maine Dental Association $1,800
Bangor Historic Track $1,750
Maine Credit Union League $1,650

Democratic Party Maryland

Maryland
See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 111 $9,313,367
2008 47 $4,222,872
2006 115 $10,593,147
2004 47 $3,953,082
2002 118 $9,071,191

In 2010, the candidates running for state senate raised a total of $9,313,367 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [18]

Donor Amount
Lenett, Michael G $226,697
Helton, Arthur H $181,000
Maryland Realtors Association $139,665
Community Coalition Advocacy Slate $125,000
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $98,800
Dearmon, Donald M $81,092
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $75,000
SEIU 1199 $66,500
Democratic Senate Slate $60,812
Health Policy Leadership Alliance $57,375

Democratic Party Massachusetts

Massachusetts
See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 93 $8,982,549
2008 56 $7,993,572
2006 68 $7,948,867
2004 81 $12,267,971
2002 62 $6,996,755

In 2010, the candidates running for state senate raised a total of $8,982,549 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [19]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $400,290
Wolf, Daniel A $262,839
Rudnick, Charles S $154,577
Spadafora, Craig $80,600
Dahlberg, Eric $42,491
Moore, Richard T $41,433
Wilson Jr., John $36,000
Addivinola Jr., Frank J $32,511
Silberstein, Debra $30,000
Didomenico, Salvador N $27,400

Republican Party Michigan

Michigan
See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 188 $16,309,515
2008 38 $2,448,421
2006 133 $14,463,621
2004 38 $3,181,627
2002 156 $14,086,340


In 2010, the candidates running for state senate raised a total of $16,309,515 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [20]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Michigan $2,652,845
Michigan Senate Democratic Fund $808,605
Wenke, Lorence $415,100
Trebesh, Michael Frederick $353,093
Mridha, Debasish $344,773
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $198,846
Michigan Chamber of Commerce $169,110
Michigan Education Association $163,425
Michigan Bankers Association $149,150
Michigan Association of Realtors $123,450

Democratic Party Minnesota

Minnesota
See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 160 $5,109,415
2006 152 $5,999,082
2002 175 $5,317,916

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $5,109,415 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [21]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $866,745
Public Fund $559,372
Housley, Karin $39,555
6th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party $23,500
Nelson Carla Jean House District 30A Cmte $14,014
Minnesota Telecom Alliance $14,000
Education Minnesota $12,900
Faegre & Benson $11,900
Minnesota Association of Realtors $11,750
Minnesota Dental Association $11,600

Republican Party Missouri

Missouri
See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 50 $12,861,549
2008 37 $8,190,841
2006 44 $7,762,910
2004 55 $6,618,265
2002 49 $6,057,453

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $12,861,549 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [22]

Donor Amount
Majority Fund Inc $707,500
Missouri Democratic Party $581,925
Missouri Republican Party $385,311
Citizens for Brad Lager $347,000
Humphreys, David Craig $277,500
Lamping, John T $180,003
Engler for Missouri $171,383
Herzog, Stanley M $160,500
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $153,650
Missouri Club for Growth $144,000

Republican Party Montana

Montana
See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 70 $993,331
2008 56 $744,742
2006 62 $687,206
2004 57 $600,450
2002 53 $521,540

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $993,331 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [23]

Donor Amount
Noennig, Mark $20,000
Gallik, Dave $19,317
Priest, Jason S $17,873
Facey, Thomas $16,800
Comstock, Michael B $9,416
Samson, Bruce $7,245
Cohenour, Jill $6,439
Arthun, Ron $4,534
Page, Julia L $3,720
Henry, Teresa K $3,468

Independent Nebraska

Nebraska
See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 51 $1,597,466
2008 74 $3,009,798
2006 83 $3,036,539
2004 56 $1,416,405
2002 53 $1,346,267


In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $1,597,466 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [24]

Donor Amount
Nebraska Education Association $80,347
Union Pacific Railroad $67,500
Nebraska Bankers Association $66,682
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry $61,584
Nebraska Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors $53,643
Nebraska Realtors Association $49,850
Nebraska Optometric Association $49,242
Nebraska State AFL-CIO $37,929
Associated General Contractors of Nebraska $37,765
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys $35,500

Democratic Party Nevada

Nevada
See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 44 $4,320,019
2008 32 $4,595,155
2006 23 $4,617,882
2004 39 $4,452,213
2002 25 $2,878,156

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $4,320,019 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [25]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Leadership Conference $75,000
Senate Republican Leaders Fund $65,000
Nevada Association of Realtors $63,500
Boyd Gaming $53,000
Las Vegas Sands Corp $52,500
R & S Investment Properties $50,500
Nevada State Education Association $47,500
South Point Hotel & Casino $47,500
Move Nevada Forward PAC $46,500
Sunrise Healthcare System $46,250

Democratic Party New Hampshire

New Hampshire
See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 54 $2,461,574
2008 54 $2,618,697
2006 52 $2,684,106
2004 56 $2,045,226
2002 68 $1,764,674

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $2,461,574 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [26]

Donor Amount
New Hampshire Association of Realtors $36,300
Sanborn, Andy $35,623
Angerhofer, Peter $34,734
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire $32,800
Forrester, Jeanie $30,150
New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association $25,850
Gallagher Callahan & Gartrell $24,200
Electrical Workers Local 2320 $22,500
Wendelboe, Fran $21,050
Tausch, Frederick W $20,000

Democratic Party New York

New York
See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 133 $48,466,031
2008 142 $47,019,720
2006 118 $34,814,138
2004 132 $30,017,313
2002 142 $24,443,377


In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $48,466,031 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [27]

Donor Amount
Democratic Senate Campaign Cmte of New York $2,736,038
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of New York $2,634,450
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $419,400
New York State Trial Lawyers $407,700
New York State United Teachers $391,010
Democratic Senate Campaign Cmte of Colorado $326,262
New York State Correctional Officers $273,600
Nassau County Republican Cmte $250,000
Oppenheimer, Suzi $226,000
New York State AFL-CIO $194,160

Democratic Party North Carolina

North Carolina
See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 137 $18,614,595
2008 115 $15,991,201
2006 99 $14,697,182
2004 137 $13,819,791
2002 172 $12,996,012

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $18,614,595 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [28]

Donor Amount
North Carolina Republican Party $2,171,725
North Carolina Democratic Party $1,851,252
North Carolina Democratic Party Caucus $562,126
Bordeaux, Frankie L $477,675
North Carolina Republican Senate Caucus $360,908
North Carolina Democratic Party Senate Caucus $350,810
North Carolina Republican Party Senatorial Trust $245,781
Jackson, Brent $221,410
Goolsby, Thomas C $169,316
North Carolina Medical Society $154,500

Republican Party North Dakota

North Dakota
See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 42 $271,222
2008 46 $437,998
2006 50 $229,294
2004 43 $161,116
2002 51 $242,201

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $271,222 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [29]

Donor Amount
North Dakota Senate Democratic-NPL Caucus $26,750
North Dakota Association of Realtors $18,550
North Dakota Republican Senate Caucus $15,602
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives $13,000
Lignite Energy Council $12,500
DAK PAC $12,000
Boilermakers Local 647 $11,200
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $11,050
North Dakota Education Association $10,750
Marathon Oil $9,600

Republican Party Ohio

Ohio
See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 57 $10,478,510
2008 44 $10,659,072
2006 48 $11,477,877
2004 48 $11,477,877
2002 40 $8,461,690

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $10,478,510 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [30]

Donor Amount
Republican Senate Campaign Cmte of Ohio $2,463,124
Ohio Republican Party $1,246,811
Ohio Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte $482,625
Republican Senate Campaign Cmte $325,958
Ohio Democratic Party $213,780
Schneider, Michelle G $151,000
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio $146,030
Ohio Senate Democrats $145,500
SEIU Health Care District 1199 $125,451
Ohio Dental Association $122,600

Republican Party Oklahoma

Oklahoma
See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 54 $4,964,645
2008 48 $7,137,699
2006 59 $7,222,412
2004 87 $6,451,890
2002 52 $4,170,343

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $4,964,645 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [31]

Donor Amount
Brinkley, Rick $114,000
Allen, Mark & Nikki $105,155
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma $96,500
Allen, Mark Dean $92,186
Ivester, Thomas $90,000
Chickasaw Nation $83,250
Chesapeake Energy $67,500
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association $66,500
Oklahoma Public Employees Association $66,000
Working Oklahomans Alliance $50,000

Democratic Party Oregon

Oregon
See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 41 $8,704,179
2008 29 $2,779,111
2006 40 $6,103,385
2004 36 $7,016,263
2002 37 $6,330,449

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $8,704,179 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [32]

Donor Amount
Oregon Senate Republican Leadership Fund $1,070,878
Oregon Democratic Party $933,967
Senate Democratic Leadership Fund $723,942
Oregon Education Association $250,846
Oregon Public Employees Local 503 $241,151
Oregon Health Care Association $192,361
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association $181,900
Doctors for Healthy Communities $110,995
Coalition for a Healthy Oregon $102,830
Douglas County Physicians $92,000

Republican Party Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 53 $11,102,031
2008 65 $24,543,650
2006 63 $14,917,052
2004 52 $12,825,488
2002 55 $14,065,748


In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $11,102,031 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [33]

Donor Amount
Volpe Jr., Charles J $690,659
Students First $365,000
Republican Party of Pennsylvania $353,324
Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners $341,650
Pennsylvania Republican Party $324,378
Friends of Dominic Pileggi $282,650
Pennsylvania Association for Justice $273,200
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association $270,000
Electrical Workers Local 98 $248,000
Templeton Jr., John M $154,500

Democratic Party Rhode Island

Rhode Island
See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 98 $2,009,724
2008 74 $1,785,520
2006 70 $1,987,554
2004 78 $2,028,107
2002 71 $782,693


In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $2,009,724 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [34]

Donor Amount
Tassoni Jr, John J $50,000
ONeil, Kevin R $49,166
Assalone, John R $42,617
ONeil, Edward J $35,100
Pinga, Michael J $22,715
Butera Noble, Linda $20,500
Rhode Island Senate Democratic Leadership $18,000
Colaluca, Anthony J $17,903
Ruggerio, Dominik J $17,825
Lanzi, Beatrice A $17,700

Republican Party South Dakota

South Dakota
See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 65 $1,090,800
2008 92 $2,196,661
2006 89 $1,811,174
2004 78 $859,976
2002 63 $429,255


In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $1,090,800 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [35]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Senate Republicans Campaign Cmte $36,500
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association $19,750
Warner PAC $16,000
South Dakota Education Association $15,750
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $15,750
South Dakota Republican Party $15,422
South Dakota Association of Realtors $14,700
South Dakota Retailers Association $13,850
Codington County Republican Central Cmte $11,500
South Dakota Corn Growers Association $11,250

Republican Party Tennessee

Tennessee
See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 44 $4,275,730
2008 39 $7,012,743
2006 45 $5,088,077
2004 34 $6,550,262
2002 48 $3,260,212

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $4,275,730 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [36]

Donor Amount
Henry, Douglas $314,500
Tennessee Democratic Party $120,434
Herron, Governor Roy $116,058
Tennessee Medical Association $98,600
McDonald, George $83,100
Federal Express $82,300
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $61,250
Tennessee Bankers Association $52,500
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Tennessee $46,000
Farris Mathews Branan Bobango & Hellen $44,050

Republican Party Texas

Texas
See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 41 $11,219,972
2008 37 $17,705,611
2006 46 $20,836,417
2004 30 $10,539,364
2002 75 $23,504,855

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $11,219,972 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [37]

Donor Amount
Perry, Bob J $544,500
Border Health $486,750
Texas Association of Realtors $426,548
Bius, Ben $273,790
Texas Medical Association $255,741
Time Warner $251,075
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $218,466
Independent Insurance Agents of Texas $207,232
AT&T $205,850
Associated General Contractors of Texas $180,408

Republican Party Utah

Utah
See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 39 $1,612,394
2008 71 $2,432,680
2006 60 $2,241,882
2004 71 $1,336,110
2002 34 $935,931

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $1,612,394 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [38]

Donor Amount
Utah Association of Realtors $84,000
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Utah $83,315
2006 Mayne Candidate Account $60,248
Utah State Senate Democrats $46,000
Sorensen, Beverly T $39,500
Utah Republican Party $37,453
Comcast $32,050
Reagan Outdoor Advertising $31,487
Workers Compensation Fund of Utah $30,950
Consumer Lending Alliance $25,500

Democratic Party Vermont

Vermont
See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 74 $670,068
2008 63 $422,775
2006 59 $744,527
2004 63 $836,383
2002 76 $771,524

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $670,068 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [39]

Donor Amount
Branon, Mike $20,000
Bucknam, Charles $12,600
Fox, Sally G $10,700
Banon, Mike $10,000
Campaign Research Center $7,500
Green Mountain Republican Senate Cmte $7,300
Contributions by Candidate or Immediate Family $5,369
Blittersdorf, David C $5,000
Galbraith, Peter $5,000
Galbraith, Alan J $5,000

Democratic Party Washington

Washington
See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 54 $7,259,812
2008 78 $6,822,733
2006 73 $7,241,049
2004 81 $6,993,740
2002 51 $4,496,407

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $7,259,812 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [40]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Washington $376,889
Washington State Republican Party $345,668
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte $295,049
Bennett, Gregg D $136,540
King County Republican Central Cmte $111,251
Washington State Democratic Central Cmte- Non-Exempt $103,124
Washington State Democratic Party $88,239
Premera Blue Cross $36,500
6th District Legislative Cmte $33,500
Washington State Dental Association $31,200

Democratic Party West Virginia

West Virginia
See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 51 $2,663,291
2008 41 $2,445,385
2006 45 $3,412,237
2004 44 $2,543,094
2002 49 $3,209,760

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $2,663,291 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [41]

Donor Amount
Chafin, H Truman $303,000
Smith, Greg (Hootie) $227,570
Barnes, John $88,451
Greathouse, Dan $50,834
Contractors Association of West Virginia $26,300
Tucker, Gregory A $25,200
West Virginia Bankers Association $25,000
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce $21,500
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council $18,000
Frich, Cindy $17,854

Democratic Party Wisconsin

Wisconsin
See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 41 $4,251,736
2008 25 $4,096,975
2006 52 $4,536,726
2004 55 $4,324,018
2002 51 $3,014,637

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $4,251,736 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [42]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $56,785
Galloway, Pamela G $45,131
Elmer, Monk $34,248
Richard, Rick $30,675
Hutchison, David E $17,699
Cmte to Elect a Republican Senate $17,226
Northwestern Mutual Life $16,000
State Senate Democratic Cmte of Wisconsin $15,767
Deutsch, Dane A $11,657
United Transportation Union $11,000

Republican Party Wyoming

Wyoming
See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2010
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 32 $259,183
2008 23 $232,124
2006 49 $368,423
2004 47 $317,964
2002 22 $126,509

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $259,183 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [43]

Donor Amount
Democrat (Party) $16,550
Meier, Curtis Eugine $16,516
Wyoming State Senate Republican Conference $10,000
Steinmetz, Corey A $7,978
Frisbie, Tom $5,000
Workers Help in Politics $5,000
Republican (Party) $4,500
Rothfuss, Chris $4,446
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association $4,150
Williams Companies $4,000

See also

There were no state senate elections in 2009.

During the 2008 legislative elections, a total of $317,167,624 were donated to state senate campaigns. The five states with the largest total contributions were:

  1. New York
  2. California
  3. Illinois
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Texas

Statistical analysis of the contributions totals reveals:

  • The state with the highest contribution per candidate ratio was California with $596,111 per candidate
  • The state with the lowest contribution per candidate ratio was Vermont with $6,711 per candidate

Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Alaska

Alaska

As of the 2000 Census, Alaska's 20 state senators each represent an average population of 31,347 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 19 $863,330
2006 24 $1,560,798
2004 28 $1,867,581
2002 41 $2,196,193

The top 10 contributors were: [44]

Donor Amount
Anderson, John Nels $40,000
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte of Alaska $37,578
Alaska Republican Party $29,738
Electrical Workers Local 1547 $11,500
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52 $10,500
Associated General Contractors of Alaska $10,500
Fairbanks Republican Womens Club $9,000
Alaska Regional Council of Carpenters Local 1281 $9,000
Alaska Public Employees Association $9,000
Schneeberger, Rosemary Rory $7,500


Republican Party Arizona

Arizona

As of the 2000 Census, Arizona's 30 state senators each represent an average population of 171,021 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: [45]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $1,537,268
Pierce, Stephen M $227,977
Friends of John Nelson 2006 $40,631
Arizona Association of Realtors $26,956
OHalleran, Michael $25,000
Elect Russell Pearce $23,393
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona $8,900
Arizona Medical Association $8,432
Salt River Project $8,200
Arizona Education Association $7,750


Democratic Party Arkansas

Arkansas

As of the 2000 Census, Arkansas's 35 state senators each represent an average population of 76,383 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 23 $2,251,735
2006 27 $1,546,556
2004 26 $1,250,204
2002 64 $2,693,862

The top 10 donors were: [46]

Donor Amount
White, Joe M $99,824
Stephens Group $67,190
Arkansas Health Care Association $57,186
Sumpter, Denny $46,400
Friedkin Business Services $36,000
Wal-Mart $27,500
Rural Arkansas Telecommunications $25,000
Morton, Michael S $24,000
Cmte to Save Arkansas Jobs $21,000
Arkansas State Farm Insurance $21,000

Democratic Party California

California

As of the 2000 Census, California's 40 state senators each represent an average population of 846,791 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 59 $35,169,351
2006 63 $30,011,241
2004 69 $32,887,100
2002 53 $22,148,467

The top 10 donors were: [47]

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $2,771,582
California Republican Party $2,728,227
Merced County Democratic Central Cmte $290,000
Santa Barbara County Democratic Party $276,826
Santa Clara County Democratic Central Cmte $260,000
AT&T $248,481
California Medical Association $224,400
California Association of Realtors $223,805
California State Council of Service Employees $201,600
California Professional Fire Fighters $197,842

Democratic Party Colorado

Colorado

As of the 2000 Census, Colorado's 35 state senators each represent an average population of 122,893 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 41 $2,535,787
2006 44 $2,935,888
2004 38 $2,050,430
2002 40 $4,313,640

The top 10 donors were: [48]

Donor Amount
Democratic Senate Campaign Cmte of New York $119,350
Colorado Education Association $45,500
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees $43,750
Colorado Association of Realtors $42,100
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $40,000
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $39,750
Jefferson County Education Association $36,325
Service Employees Local 105 $33,000
Colorado Association of Public Employees $27,900
Ytterberg, Don $19,031

Democratic Party Connecticut

Connecticut

As of the 2000 Census, Connecticut's 36 state senators each represent an average population of 94,599 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 79 $5,410,734
2006 73 $4,431,204
2004 88 $4,416,892
2002 76 $3,700,656

The top 10 contributors were: [49]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,112,160
Public Fund $83,025
Senate Democrats Victory PAC $21,279
Democrats for New Leadership $18,647
House Exploratory Cmte $6,985
Democratic Senate Majority $6,937
Brideport Democratic Town Cmte $4,580
Simsbury Democratic Town Cmte $4,393
Connecticut Education Association $3,000
AFSCME Council 4 $3,000

Democratic Party Delaware

Delaware

As of the 2000 Census, Delaware's 21 state senators each represent an average population of 37,314 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 21 $1,211,435
2006 22 $979,107
2004 16 $883,364
2002 44 $1,485,767

The top 10 contributors were: [50]

Donor Amount
Downes, Gary $20,000
Bonini, Collin J $19,800
Delaware Republican Party $17,000
Abbot, Richard L $16,640
Mackenzie, John $11,507
Clatworthy, John D $11,309
Delaware Democratic Party $10,110
Cmte to Reelect David McBride $8,594
Carpenters & Joiners Local 626 $6,000
Stafford, Harold E $5,675


Republican Party Florida

Florida

As of the 2000 Census, Florida's 40 state senators each represent an average population of 399,559 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 50 $12,733,525
2006 47 $16,502,417
2004 37 $4,786,164
2002 81 $13,012,199

The top 10 contributors were: [51]

Donor Amount
Florida Republican Party $1,451,514
Florida Democratic Party $591,635
Ryan, Timothy M $142,570
Grant, Michael J $132,532
Campbell Jr, Walter Skip $$81,841
Woodard, Maurice $66,749
Hospital Corps of America  %57,500
Florida Hospital Association $53,500
AT&T $41,000
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association $38,000

Republican Party Georgia

Georgia
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 96 $6,636,658
2006 96 $9,986,678
2004 154 $14,444,473
2002 119 $11,060,487

The top 10 contributors were: [52]

Donor Amount
Georgia Association of Realtors $99,150
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association $96,000
Georgia Medical Association $84,050
Jones, Emanuel D $80,746
Georgia Dental Association $70,100
Home Builders Association of Georgia $68,500
Georgia Hospital Association $64,900
Hospital Corps of America $63,000
Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia $58,837
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals $57,000

Democratic Party Hawaii

Hawaii
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 26 $2,020,962
2006 28 $1,237,247
2004 25 $1,646,425
2002 59 $1,635,442

The top 10 contributors were: [53]

Donor Amount
Hawaii Association of Realtors $45,700
Plumbers & Pipefitters $44,000
Hawaii Carpenters Local 745 $32,750
Hawaii State Teachers Association $32,000
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly $28,615
Ironworkers Local 625 $27,850
Hawaii Operating Engineers $27,350
Electrical Workers Local 1186 $22,800
Outrigger Enterprises $20,400
Longshore & Warehouse Local 142 $19,225

Republican Party Idaho

Idaho
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 71 $1,661,840
2006 75 $1,199,736
2004 77 $1,315,599
2002 105 $1,287,803

The top 10 contributors were: [54]

Donor Amount
Idaho Republican Party $32,500
Idaho Power Co $31,750
Sorensen, Dean E $31,279
Idaho Association of Realtors $24,250
Troupis, Christ T $22,682
Idaho Farm Bureau $22,675
Senate Republican PAC of Idaho $21,000
Qwest Communications $20,500
JR Simplot Co $20,300
McKague, Shirley $20,000


Democratic Party Illinois

Illinois
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 74 $25,856,554
2006 77 $27,398,829
2004 37 $17,305,449
2002 120 $34,677,544

The top 10 contributors were: [55]

Donor Amount
Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte of Illinois $2,301,102
Illinois Senate Democratic Fund $1,572,783
Illinois Republican Party $852,827
Illinois Education Association $655,321
Friends of Clayborn $501,750
Illinois Health Care Association $415,163
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $356,981
Illinois State Medical Society $343,516
AT&T $284,963
Illinois Federation of Teachers $264,526

Republican Party Indiana

Indiana
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 99 $4,518,011
2006 84 $5,289,748
2004 73 $3,820,464
2002 76 $3,243,894

The top 10 contributors were: [56]

Donor Amount
Indiana Republican Party $255,736
Indiana Senate Majority Campaign Cmte $211,342
Indiana Democratic Party $171,627
Indiana Senate Democratic Cmte $118,631
Indiana Chamber of Commerce $68,431
AT&T $68,200
McManus Agency- Castlewood Realty $68,000
Indiana Hospital Association $63,700
Swaim, Randall C Head & Lisa L $54,337
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $50,900

Democratic Party Iowa

Iowa
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 54 $5,073,586
2006 75 $7,456,412
2004 74 $7,217,102
2002 98 $4,266,190

The top 10 contributors were: [57]

Donor Amount
Iowa Senate Democratic Majority Fund $1,197,175
Iowa Republican Party $380,724
Iowa Democratic Party $254,129
Iowa State Education Association $189,025
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $113,750
Iowa Credit Union League $102,250
Iowans for Tax Relief $78,500
Master Builders of Iowa $74,000
Iowa Dental Association $69,428
Iowa Bankers Association $68,364


Republican Party Kansas

Kansas
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 98 $5,535,999
2004 120 $4,776,522
2000 99 $3,605,370

The top 10 contributors were: [58]

Donor Amount
Kansas Democratic Party $325,990
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte $243,100
Wilson, Rusty $75,700
Kansas Contractors Association $64,400
Kansas Association of Realtors $62,200
Kansas Education Association $57,750
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce $54,750
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry $50,118
Gilstrap, Mark S $50,000
Koch Industries $48,500

Republican Party Kentucky

Kentucky
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 43 $5,882,128
2006 55 $3,171,644
2004 63 $5,143,180
2002 51 $4,547,216

The top 10 contributors were: [59]

Donor Amount
Kentucky Democratic Party $606,672
Kentucky Senate Republican Caucus $470,915
Kentucky Republican Party $434,185
Rogers, John $91,606
Kentucky Senate Democratic Caucus $64,266
Jensen, Tom $63,990
Jobe, Jeff $41,000
Hawkins, Doug $35,181
Schickel, John $34,095
Hamilton, Eric $30,411

Democratic Party Maine

Maine
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 90 $1,854,105
2006 89 $1,990,662
2004 90 $2,095,278
2002 87 $1,323,033

The top 10 contributors were: [60]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $1,621,186
Davis, Gerald M $5,200
Cushing, John William $3,806
Maine Association of Realtors $3,000
Maine Insurance Agents Association $2,250
Maine Senate Republican Victory Fund $2,250
Maine Bankers Association $2,000
Drummond, Woodsum, & MacMahon $1,750
Pack, Russell Wayne $1,535
Greenier, Joseph H $1,503

Democratic Party Massachusetts

Maine
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 56 $7,993,572
2006 68 $7,948,867
2004 81 $12,267,971
2002 62 $6,996,755

The top 10 contributors were: [61]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $237,431
Massachusetts Republican Party $33,314
Retired Public Employees $31,800
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts $30,575
Bank of America $24,581
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 $23,800
Massachusetts Association of Realtors $23,300
Martinez, Sandra B $20,105
Massachusetts Corrections Officers Federated Union $19,500
Massachusetts Federation of Teachers $18,800

Republican Party Missouri

Missouri
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 37 $8,190,841
2006 44 $7,762,910
2004 55 $6,618,265
2002 49 $6,057,453

The top 10 contributors were: [62]

Donor Amount
Missouri Senate Republicans $348,200
Missouri Democratic Party $97,654
Humphreys, David Craig $95,675
Democratic Senatorial Cmte of Missouri $77,625
Missouri Bankers Association $68,175
3rd Republican Senatorial District Cmte $63,863
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $63,125
Citizens for Shields $62,150
Elect Nodler Cmte $59,700
Missouri Association of Realtors $56,175

Republican Party Montana

Montana
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 56 $744,742
2006 62 $687,206
2004 57 $600,450
2002 53 $521,540

The top 10 contributors were: [63]

Donor Amount
Zinke, Ryan K $15,491
Windy Boy, Jonathan $6,986
Brenden, John C $6,240
Hartelius, Channing J $6,171
Brown, Taylor $5,700
Sands, Jack E $5,500
Brooks, Suzanne $4,911
Jordan, Gilbert $4,125
ActBlue Montana $3,512
Yellowstone County Republican Central Cmte $3,300

Independent Nebraska

Nebraska
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 74 $3,009,798
2006 83 $3,036,539
2004 56 $1,416,405
2002 53 $1,346,267

The top 10 contributors were: [64]

Donor Amount
Nebraska Education Association $105,845
Nebraska Bankers Association $100,960
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry $92,198
Nebraska Realtors Association $76,125
Jeffers, James Arthur $70,000
Public Fund $67,930
Union Pacific Railroad $65,000
Nebraska Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors $62,076
Nebraska PAC $58,482
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys $53,500

Democratic Party Nevada

Nevada
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 32 $4,595,155
2006 23 $4,617,882
2004 39 $4,452,213
2002 25 $2,878,156

The top 10 contributors were: [65]

Donor Amount
MGM Mirage $89,699
Boyd Gaming $81,500
Nevada Association of Realtors $77,000
Associated General Contractors of Las Vegas $68,500
Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce $59,500
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 525 $55,497
South Point Hotel & Casino $55,000
Station Casinos $53,500
Nevada Power Co $53,500
Clark County Education Association $52,500

Democratic Party New Hampshire

New Hampshire
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 54 $2,618,697
2006 52 $2,684,106
2004 56 $2,045,226
2002 68 $1,764,674

The top 10 contributors were: [66]

Donor Amount
New Hampshire Association of Realtors $43,650
Martin Jr, Willard G $33,350
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire $30,923
Demers Group $27,306
Gallagher Callahan & Gartrell $22,750
Clark, Martha Fuller $20,750
Daniel Webster PAC $20,500
Denley, William P $20,000
Waste Management $19,750
New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association $19,009

Democratic Party New Mexico

New Mexico
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 77 $4,353,112
2004 81 $2,464,793
2000 94 $3,276,213

The top 10 contributors were: [67]

Donor Amount
Eichenberg, Tim $138,099
Lago LLC $125,000
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association $73,650
Conservation Voters New Mexico $73,030
Padilla, Michael $70,472
Conservatives for a Republican Majority $64,367
Fischmann, Steve $59,577
Cmte to Elect Senate Democrats $58,147
McMinn, Rory $53,877
New Mexico Medical Society $50,450

Democratic Party New York

New York
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 142 $47,019,720
2006 118 $34,814,138
2004 132 $30,017,313
2002 142 $24,443,377

The top 10 contributors were: [68]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of New York $6,157,046
New York State Democratic Party $2,434,593
New York Democratic Senate Campaign Cmte $638,868
New York State United Teachers $383,940
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $378,400
New York State Trial Lawyers $317,000
Monroe County Republican Cmte $211,982
Cmte to Reelect Senator Joseph Bruno $194,500
Nachbar, David R $175,000
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker $174,503


Democratic Party North Carolina

North Carolina
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 115 $15,991,201
2006 99 $14,697,182
2004 137 $13,819,791
2002 172 $12,996,012

The top 10 contributors were: [69]

Donor Amount
North Carolina Democratic Party $1,953,530
North Carolina Democratic Senate Cmte $1,088,751
North Carolina Republican Party $569,871
Soles Jr, R C $341,000
Reeves, Nena W $244,274
North Carolina Republican Senate Cmte $206,436
Citizens for Higher Education $198,000
Rucho, Robert A $170,000
North Carolina Medical Society $146,000
Nichols, Monroe Jackson $131,000

Republican Party North Dakota

North Dakota
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 46 $437,998
2006 50 $229,294
2004 43 $161,116
2002 51 $242,201

The top 10 contributors were: [70]

Donor Amount
North Dakota Republican Party $61,747
North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party $29,250
DAK PAC $29,000
North Dakota Democratic-NPL Caucus $25,300
Boilermakers Local 647 $21,100
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives $12,950
Lignite Energy Council $11,000
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $10,200
North Dakota Petroleum Council $9,900
North Dakota Senate Republican Caucus $9,000

Republican Party Ohio

Ohio
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 44 $10,659,072
2006 48 $11,477,877
2004 48 $11,477,877
2002 40 $8,461,690

The top 10 contributors were: [71]

Donor Amount
Republican Senate Campaign Cmte of Ohio $3,056,587
Ohio Republican Party $656,103
Ohio Senate Democrats $232,313
Ohio Association of Realtors $172,800
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio $146,040
Ohio Democratic Party $134,855
Firstenergy Corp $130,500
Brennan, David L $103,150
Ohio State Medical Association $96,950
Citizens for Gillmor $92,670

Republican Party Oklahoma

Oklahoma
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 48 $7,137,699
2006 59 $7,222,412
2004 87 $6,451,890
2002 52 $4,170,343

The top 10 contributors were: [72]

Donor Amount
Adelson, Thomas (Tom) $286,800
Lerblance, Richard C $259,490
Sherrill, Kenneth Wayne $156,607
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma $81,750
Chesapeake Energy $77,500
McClendon, Aubrey K $67,500
Chickasaw Nation $64,400
Cherokee Nation $62,000
Loveless, Kyle D $59,205
Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists $58,500

Democratic Party Oregon

Oregon
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 29 $2,779,111
2006 40 $6,103,385
2004 36 $7,016,263
2002 37 $6,330,449

The top 10 contributors were: [73]

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Leadership Fund of Oregon $249,206
Oregon Senate Republican Leadership Fund $171,606
Oregon Health Care Association $87,304
Coalition for a Healthy Oregon $83,750
Northwest Grocery Association $77,000
Oregon Soft Drink Association $68,130
Oregon Beer & Wine Distributors Association $66,112
Oregon Restaurant Association $62,248
Oregon Education Association $61,522
Doctors for Healthy Communities $61,500

Republican Party Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 65 $24,543,650
2006 63 $14,917,052
2004 52 $12,825,488
2002 55 $14,065,748

The top 10 contributors were: [74]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $2,378,474
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $1,608,546
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $1,581,016
Pennsylvania Democratic State Senate Campaign Cmte $837,158
Electrical Workers Local 98 $406,500
Pennsylvania Association for Justice $312,650
Pennsylvania Education Association $307,965
Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners $263,250
Yaw, Gene $228,023
Public Service PAC $218,000


Democratic Party Rhode Island

Rhode Island
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 74 $1,785,520
2006 70 $1,987,554
2004 78 $2,028,107
2002 71 $782,693

The top 10 contributors were: [75]

Donor Amount
McKenna, Kevin A $47,945
ONeil, Edward J $25,327
Rhode Island Laborers $21,700
Pagliarini Jr, John A $19,250
Rhode Island Troopers Association $17,900
Rhode Island Carpenters $16,250
Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers $16,250
Rhode Island Laborers Public Employees $16,195
Rhode Island Education Association $13,475
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 51 $13,100


Republican Party South Carolina

South Carolina
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 103 $11,006,391
2004 106 $10,207,188
2000 91 $6,670,088

The top 10 contributors were: [76]

Donor Amount
Elliott, Dick F $300,000
Cromer, Ronnie W $175,000
Elliott, Dick F $102,000
South Carolina Bank & Trust $101,134
Anderson, Greg $100,000
Davis, Thomas C $95,566
Senate Republican Caucus of South Carolina $91,925
Rose, Mike $91,030
Peeler, Harvey $85,500
Senate Democratic Caucus of South Carolina $65,000

Republican Party South Dakota

South Dakota
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 92 $2,196,661
2006 89 $1,811,174
2004 78 $859,976
2002 63 $429,255

The top 10 contributors were: [77]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $169,874
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of South Dakota $97,500
Adelstein, Stanford M $60,783
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association $47,000
South Dakota Education Association $39,800
GPS PAC $21,000
South Dakota Association of Realtors $18,850
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $18,750
Heineman, Phyllis M $17,500
Nemec, Nicholas $17,071


Republican Party Tennessee

Tennessee
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 39 $7,012,743
2006 45 $5,088,077
2004 34 $6,550,262
2002 48 $3,260,212

The top 10 contributors were: [78]

Donor Amount
Tennessee Legislative Campaign Cmte $179,286
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $158,750
Senate Republican Caucus of Tennessee $110,000
Tennessee Medical Association $109,000
Tennessee Association of Realtors $106,150
Tennessee Keep Your Legislature Efficient PAC $79,250
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 572 $72,000
Senate Democratic Caucus of Tennessee $68,547
Federal Express $68,100
Tennessee Health Care Association $55,500


Republican Party Texas

Texas
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 37 $17,705,611
2006 46 $20,836,417
2004 30 $10,539,364
2002 75 $23,504,855

The top 10 contributors were: [79]

Donor Amount
Texas Association of Realtors $494,383
Perry, Bob J $415,500
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $389,416
Twenty-One PAC $305,000
Texas Medical Association $280,295
Butt, Charles C $262,655
Time Warner $211,524
Associated General Contractors of Texas $200,253
Texans for Economic Development $190,000
Texas Democratic Party $186,742


Republican Party Utah

Utah
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 71 $2,432,680
2006 60 $2,241,882
2004 71 $1,336,110
2002 34 $935,931

The top 10 contributors were: [80]

Donor Amount
Hinkins, David $90,000
Mayne, Ed $61,126
Utah Republican Senate Campaign Cmte $59,549
Utah County Legislative PAC $49,296
Reagan Outdoor Advertising $41,418
Senate Democrats of Utah $41,000
Killpack, Sheldon L $41,000
Gold Cross Services $31,000
Christensen, Clayton M $31,000
Utah Home Builders Association $30,050

Democratic Party Vermont

Vermont
Year Number of candidates Total contributions


2008 63 $422,775
2006 59 $744,527
2004 63 $836,383
2002 76 $771,524

The top 10 contributors were: [81]

Donor Amount
Contributions by Candidate or Immediate Family $9,667
Green Mountain Republican Senate Cmte $9,500
Federal Express $6,900
Caledonia County Republican Cmte $5,700
Doyle, William $5,500
Franklin County Republicans $5,500
Carris, William H $5,250
Ashe, Jonathan $5,000
Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont $4,400
Vermont State Dental Society $4,200

Democratic Party Washington

Washington
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 78 $6,822,733
2006 73 $7,241,049
2004 81 $6,993,740
2002 51 $4,496,407

The top 10 contributors were: [82]

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte of Washington $343,472
Washington State Republican Party $238,525
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Washington $211,320
Washington State Democratic Party $125,536
Washington State Dental Association $42,000
Washington Beverage Association $36,900
Shannon, Ted $35,987
Pierce County Republican Party $33,879
Holland America Line $32,800
Washington Federation of State Employees $32,200

Democratic Party West Virginia

West Virginia
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 41 $2,445,385
2006 45 $3,412,237
2004 44 $2,543,094
2002 49 $3,209,760

The top 10 contributors were: [83]

Donor Amount
Ross, Mike $336,000
Facemire, Douglas E $74,925
Barnes, Clark $50,000
Adams, Bob $35,750
Mallett, Shane M $32,751
Jackson & Kelly $23,500
West Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association $23,350
West Virginia Bankers Association $23,300
West Virginia Hospital Association $21,450
Webb, David H $21,344

Democratic Party Wisconsin

Wisconsin
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 25 $4,096,975
2006 52 $4,536,726
2004 55 $4,324,018
2002 51 $3,014,637

The top 10 contributors were: [84]

Donor Amount
Friends of Sheldon Wasserman $200,000
Wasserman, Sheldon A $50,000
Strategy Group $38,281
State Senate Democratic Cmte $38,175
Johnson, Tara $23,662
Time Warner $23,413
Hopper, Randy $22,000
Page, Alison H $13,810
Wisconsin Credit Union League $12,100
AT&T $11,568

Republican Party Wyoming

Wyoming
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 23 $232,124
2006 49 $368,423
2004 47 $317,964
2002 22 $126,509

The top 10 contributors were: [85]

Donor Amount
Wyoming Realtors Association $15,250
Campaign for a Great State $14,200
Dockstader, Dan $9,635
Wyoming Democratic Party $8,600
Sherard, Robert & Phyllis $7,000
Wyoming Education Association $6,735
Findlater, Christopher (Chris) $6,500
Walters, Tom $5,000
Wyoming Contractors Association $4,550
Questar $4,350

Only four states held state senate elections in 2007: Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia.

Democratic Party Louisiana

As of the 2000 Census, each of Louisiana's 39 state senators represents an average population of 1114,589 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2007 90 $18,266,324
2003 95 $13,648,458

The top 10 donors were:[86]

Donor Amount
Leach Jr., Claude (Buddy) $293,669
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte of Louisiana $249,598
Leach, Claude Buddy $237,000
Louisiana Republican Party $230,380
Quinn, Patrick & Julie $230,000
Peacock, Barrow $229,782
Jack Donahue $205,000
John A. Alario, Jr. $200,000
Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Cmte $185,000
Louisiana Association of Business & Industry $174,344

Democratic Party Mississippi

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2007 119 $5,740,791
2003 144 $3,676,844

The top 10 contributors were:[87]

Donor Amount
Lawyers Involved for Mississippi Betterment $242,696
Mississippi Republican Party $175,000
Billy Hudson $120,000
Mississippi Bankers Association $96,170
Improve Mississippi $94,540
Mississippi Hospital Association $94,500
Home Builders Association of Mississippi $75,700
Mississippi Medical Association $74,000
Mississippi Association of Realtors $69,950
AT&T $53,400

Democratic Party New Jersey

New Jersey

As of the 2000 Census, New Jersey's 40 state senators each represent an average population of 210,359 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2007 98 $30,156,484
2003 123 $19,785,597

The top 10 donors were:[88]

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Majority of New Jersey $2,274,904
Public Fund $1,285,395
Union City First $870,637
Choice for Change $461,800
Hudson County Democratic Organization $409,971
New Jersey Republican Party $291,187
New Jersey Democratic Party $275,591
Genovese, Gina $235,000
Manzo, Louis M $224,293
Steven Oroho $213,500

Democratic Party Virginia

Virginia

As of the 2000 Census, Virginia's 40 state senators each represent an average population of 176,963 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2007 77 $31,534,141
2003 69 $11,439,328

The top 10 donors were:[89]

Donor Amount
Democratic Party of Virginia $2,472,021
Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus $1,351,536
Virginia Senate Republican Leadership Trust $1,333,782
Moving Virginia Forward $914,467
Tom Davis for Congress $784,635
Republican Party of Virginia $760,699
Citizens for the Commonwealth $475,000
Rensin, David $394,500
Republican State Leadership Cmte $327,221
Holtzman, William B $308,747

During the 2006 legislative elections, a total of $334,790,749 were donated to state senate campaigns. The five states with the largest total contributions were:

  1. New York
  2. California
  3. Illinois
  4. Alabama
  5. Texas

Statistical analysis of the contributions totals reveals:

  • The state with the highest contribution per candidate ratio was California with $476,369 per candidate
  • The state with the lowest contribution per candidate ratio was North Dakota with $4,586 per candidate

Democratic Party Alabama

Alabama

As of the 2000 Census, Alabama's 35 state senators each represent an average population of 127,060 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 89 $24,792,035
2004 0 $0
2002 84 $15,536,155

The top 10 donors were:[90]

Donor Amount
Tennessee Valley Citizens for Economic Development $1,230,962
Alabama Education Association $1,003,393
Senate Majority PAC $894,840
Alabama Republican Party $829,311
Alabama Farmers Federation $766,283
Reynolds, Joan $670,500
Business Council of Alabama $584,000
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $541,285
Parker Griffith $403,104
Alabama Forestry Association $386,500

Republican Party Alaska

Alaska

As of the 2000 Census, Alaska's 20 state senators each represent an average population of 31,347 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 24 $1,560,798
2004 28 $1,867,581
2002 41 $2,196,193

The top 10 donors were:[91]

Donor Amount
Mayo, Louis Earl $83,629
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte of Alaska $63,754
Alaska Republican Party $41,700
Seekins, Ralph C. $30,300
Alaska Public Employees Association $22,000
Electrical Workers Local 1547 $20,100
Beck, Tim $19,681
Operating Engineers Local 302 $19,000
Alaska Association of Realtors $19,000
Associated General Contractors of Alaska $16,500

Republican Party Arizona

Arizona

As of the 2000 Census, Arizona's 30 state senators each represent an average population of 171,021 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:[92]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $1,325,140
Hall, Doug & Karen $50,000
Stoll, William $43,445
Townsend, Elise $21,235
Ohalleran, Katherine $15,000
Arizona Association of Realtors $14,354
Ohalleran, Michael D $13,523
Haughwout, Mark $11,453
Salt River Project $8,496
Arizona Education Association $5,512

Democratic Party Arkansas

Arkansas

As of the 2000 Census, Arkansas's 35 state senators each represent an average population of 76,383 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 27 $1,546,556
2004 26 $1,250,204
2002 64 $2,693,862

The top 10 donors were:[93]

Donor Amount
Arkansas Health Care Association $75,250
Carver, Joel & Lynn $35,000
Southwestern Energy Co $32,750
Willis, Arnell $28,500
Arkansas Medical Society $27,000
Arkansas State Farm Insurance $26,250
The Stephens Group $25,995
Alvin L. Simes $22,721
Jack Crumbly $22,517
Rural Arkansas Telecommunications/RATS PAC $20,500

Democratic Party California

California

As of the 2000 Census, California's 40 state senators each represent an average population of 846,791 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 63 $30,011,241
2004 69 $32,887,100
2002 53 $22,148,467

The top 10 donors were:[94]

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $2,337,829
California Republican Party $1,552,660
Republican Central Cmte of Orange County $627,900
Dutra, John A. $523,808
Monterey County Republican Party $479,000
AT&T $362,421
California Medical Association $274,150
California Association of Realtors $186,100
California State Council of Service Employees $164,800
California Building Industry Association $161,055

Democratic Party Colorado

Colorado

As of the 2000 Census, Colorado's 35 state senators each represent an average population of 122,893 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 44 $2,935,888
2004 38 $2,050,430
2002 40 $4,313,640

The top 10 donors were:[95]

Donor Amount
Noonan, Paula E. $247,586
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $46,000
Copic Insurance $35,250
Gail Schwartz $35,000
Democratic Senate Campaign Fund $34,500
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $33,000
Colorado Education Association $30,000
Colorado AFL-CIO $28,500
Colorado State Conference of Electrical Workers $26,500
Baisley $24,835

Democratic Party Connecticut

Connecticut

As of the 2000 Census, Connecticut's 36 state senators each represent an average population of 94,599 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 73 $4,431,204
2004 88 $4,416,892
2002 76 $3,700,656

The top 10 donors were:[96]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Vision 21 $145,229
Democrats United $75,720
Connecticut Lawyers for Excellence in Government $74,500
Giordano, Rick $70,000
Cmte for a Democratic Senate Majority $66,250
Schiavone, Craig $60,000
Senate Republican Golf Tournament Fund $56,500
Lisman, Barbara L. $50,020
Connecticut Republican Party $46,700
32 GOP PAC $42,000

Democratic Party Delaware

Delaware

As of the 2000 Census, Delaware's 21 state senators each represent an average population of 37,314 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 22 $979,107
2004 16 $883,364
2002 44 $1,485,767

The top 10 donors were:[97]

Donor Amount
Feroce, John $89,415
Delaware Republican Party $16,407
Potter Jr., Charles $16,000
Allsopp, Barbara J. $12,286
Delaware Education Association $7,450
Delaware Association of Realtors $6,750
Delaware Chiropractic Society $6,475
Delaware Automobile & Truck Dealers Association $6,425
Artesian Water $5,760
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 74 $5,500

Republican Party Florida

Florida

As of the 2000 Census, Florida's 40 state senators each represent an average population of 399,559 people.

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 47 $16,502,417
2004 37 $4,786,164
2002 81 $13,012,199

The top 10 donors were:[98]

Donor Amount
Irving Slosberg $2,935,000
Jeremy Ring $1,360,500
Florida Republican Party $1,350,456
Florida Democratic Party $420,384
Young, Ray $89,170
Don Gaetz $53,332
Wellcare Health Plans $46,000
Hospital Corporation of America $42,500
Florida Association of Realtors $37,000
Florida Hospital Association $33,500

Republican Party Georgia

Georgia
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 96 $9,986,678
2004 154 $14,444,473
2002 119 $11,060,487

The top 10 donors were:[99]

Donor Amount
Dan Moody $202,000
Musselwhite, Mark $121,450
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association $103,500
Lee Hawkins $100,000
Georgia Association of Realtors $87,800
Home Builders Association of Georgia $80,000
Georgia Hospital Association $75,750
Georgia Dental Association $72,900
Steve Thompson $63,800
Thompson, Stephen P. $63,187

Democratic Party Hawaii

Hawaii
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 28 $1,237,247
2004 25 $1,646,425
2002 59 $1,635,442

The top 10 donors were:[100]

Donor Amount
Fong, Robert (Bob) $61,868
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly $52,700
Smith, Paul E. $31,396
Hawaii Association of Realtors $28,600
Yee, Randall M.L. $25,968
Pico Jr., Thomas M. $23,986
Island Insurance Co. $23,550
Altria $23,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters $18,000
Lockwood, Frank T. $15,520

Republican Party Idaho

Idaho
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 75 $1,199,736
2004 77 $1,315,599
2002 105 $1,287,803

The top 10 donors were:[101]

Donor Amount
Idaho Power Co $35,000
Idaho Education Association $23,500
Senate Republican PAC of Idaho $19,500
Micron Technology $19,450
Russell Fulcher $18,500
Idaho Association of Realtors $17,750
Idaho Farm Bureau $16,800
Idaho Associated General Contractors $14,625
Qwest Communications $14,450
Union Pacific Railroad $12,350

Democratic Party Illinois

Illinois
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 77 $27,398,829
2004 37 $17,305,449
2002 120 $34,677,544

The top 10 donors were:[102]

Donor Amount
Illinois Senate Democratic Fund $3,555,572
Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte $1,813,469
Illinois Republican Party $1,095,432
Illinois Education Association $906,460
Watson, Frank $646,334
Citizens for Frank Watson $505,865
Illinois State Medical Society $425,159
Illinois Federation of Teachers $403,876
AT&T $354,418
Illinois Pro-Choice/Personal PAC $325,511

Republican Party Indiana

Indiana
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 84 $5,289,748
2004 73 $3,820,464
2002 76 $3,243,894

The top 10 donors were:[103]

Donor Amount
Indiana Democratic Party $713,906
Indiana Republican Party $277,605
Indiana State Teachers Association $130,250
AT&T $72,825
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $69,750
Indiana Association of Realtors $66,900
Insurance Institute of Indiana $57,000
Indiana Senate Democratic Cmte $52,146
Morrow, Joseph T. $50,000
Build Indiana Council $47,600

Democratic Party Iowa

Iowa
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 75 $7,456,412
2004 74 $7,217,102
2002 98 $4,266,190

The top 10 donors were:[104]

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $904,869
Iowa Senate Democratic Majority Fund $872,628
Iowa Democratic Party $639,997
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $130,250
Hawkeye PAC $85,000
Iowa Republican Party & Its Eisenhower Club $80,982
Iowans for Tax Relief $77,900
Cownie, James S. $72,100
Iowa Bankers Association $68,850
Forward Together PAC $66,000

Republican Party Kentucky

Kentucky
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 55 $3,171,644
2004 63 $5,143,180
2002 51 $4,547,216

The top 10 donors were:[105]

Donor Amount
Kentucky Republican Party $259,879
Senate Democratic Caucus $128,100
Kentucky Democratic Party $91,000
Archer, Neil F. $79,837
Jerry Rhoads $44,320
Metcalf, Barry $36,285
Kentucky Optometric Association $31,500
Hubbard, Carroll $31,074
Kentucky Hospital Association $29,000
Kentucky Equine Education Alliance $24,000

Democratic Party Maine

Maine
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 89 $1,990,662
2004 90 $2,095,278
2002 87 $1,323,033

The top 11 donors were:[106]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $1,725,621
Maine Association of Realtors $2,500
PHRMA $2,000
Maine Bankers Association $2,000
Maine Insurance Agents Association $1,750
Maine Association of Insurance & Financial Advisers $1,650
Maine Hospital Association $1,500
Maine Dental Association $1,250
Maine Forest Products Council $1,250
Business Minded Democrats $1,250
Maine Medical Association $1,250

Democratic Party Maryland

Maryland
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 115 $10,593,147
2004 47 $3,953,082
2002 118 $9,071,191

The top 10 donors were:[107]

Donor Amount
James Rosapepe $360,000
Rifkin, Scott M $206,380
Michael Lenett $164,986
Support our Government Slate Cmte $162,683
Maryland Democratic Senatorial Cmte $149,000
Maryland Realtors Association $139,150
Robert Garagiola $115,000
Giannetti, John $110,000
Bala, Jayanthan $99,500
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $97,475

Democratic Party Massachusetts

Massachusetts
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 68 $7,948,867
2004 81 $12,267,971
2002 62 $6,996,755

The top 10 donors were:[108]

Donor Amount
Sharron, Helen $80,591
Massachusetts Democratic Party $72,385
Gonsalves, Joanna $64,002
Obey, Douglas E $49,275
Richard Tisei $35,500
Retired Public Employees $31,900
Cmte for a Democratic Senate of Massachusetts $29,000
Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union $25,750
Massachusetts Association of Realtors $25,500
Hodgkins, Christopher J $25,275

Republican Party Michigan

Michigan
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 133 $14,463,621
2004 38 $3,181,627
2002 156 $14,086,340

The top 10 donors were:[109]

Donor Amount
Michigan Senate Republican Campaign Cmte $2,290,135
Senate Democratic Fund of Michigan $1,293,060
Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus Fund $587,712
Williamson, Patsy Lou $330,170
Voorhees, Joanne M $206,970
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $203,790
United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America $172,945
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $152,887
Michigan Association of Realtors $152,650
Michigan Bankers Association $148,050

Democratic Party Minnesota

Minnesota
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 152 $5,999,082
2002 175 $5,317,916

The top 10 donors were:[110]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $1,577,021
Senate Republican Victory Fund $20,349
Education Minnesota $15,050
Mah Mah Wi No Min $13,261
Minnesota AFL-CIO $12,950
Minnesota Police & Peace Officers Association $12,750
Wright, Scott $12,369
Minnesota Dental Association $11,400
Small Independent Telephone Companies/SITCO $11,050
St Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association $10,600

Republican Party Missouri

Missouri
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 37 $8,190,841
2006 44 $7,762,910
2004 55 $6,618,265
2002 49 $6,057,453

The top 10 donors were:[111]

Donor Amount
Holzknecht, Michael D. $231,910
Flaherty, Mike $120,950
Henke, Wayne J $101,167
Missouri Bankers Association $92,550
23rd Republican Senatorial District Cmte $56,600
31st Republican Senatorial District Cmte $50,450
Ministers Benefit Association $50,000
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $45,825
14th Republican Legislative District Cmte $45,000
Missouri Democratic Party $41,441

Democratic Party Montana

Montana
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 62 $687,206
2004 57 $600,450
2002 53 $521,540

The top 10 donors were:[112]

Donor Amount
Jeff Essmann $24,260
Mark Noennig $20,000
Art Wittich $11,500
Smith, Ric $6,500
Loranger, Donald E $5,870
Woerner, Dr Don $5,423
Yellowstone County Republican Central Cmte $3,750
Terry Murphy $3,205
McDonald, Clay Scott $3,148
Terry Murphy $3,000

Independent Nebraska

Nebraska
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 83 $3,036,539
2004 56 $1,416,405
2002 53 $1,346,267

The top 10 donors were:[113]

Donor Amount
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry $109,285
Nebraska Bankers Association $94,100
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce $72,300
Nebraska Realtors Association $59,563
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys $59,238
Nebraska Education Association $53,373
Nebraska Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors $49,350
Kaschke, Marc $40,000
Associated General Contractors of Nebraska $38,636
Secure Care of Nebraska $35,000

Republican Party Nevada

Nevada
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 23 $4,617,882
2004 39 $4,452,213
2002 25 $2,878,156

The top 10 donors were:[114]

Donor Amount
MGM Mirage $107,637
Cory, Timothy S. $100,000
Station Casinos $82,276
Jackson, John D & Terri $77,000
Harrahs $72,505
Nevada Association of Realtors $69,500
Ran Services $61,000
Nevada Motor Transport Association $56,578
International Gaming Technology $55,778
Associated General Contractors of Las Vegas $55,000

Democratic Party New Hampshire

New Hampshire
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 52 $2,684,106
2004 56 $2,045,226
2002 68 $1,764,674

The top 10 donors were:[115]

Donor Amount
Frank Sapareto $39,597
New Hampshire Association of Realtors $38,750
21st Century Freedom PAC $32,000
New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association $31,650
Commonwealth PAC $29,500
Gallagher Callahan & Gartrell $25,200
Senate Republican Victory PAC $24,100
Straight Talk America $21,000
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire $20,000
Martha Clark $19,650

Republican Party New York

New York
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 118 $34,814,138
2004 132 $30,017,313
2002 142 $24,443,377

The top 10 donors were:[116]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of New York $2,984,698
Diamondstone, Ken $559,051
Democratic Senate Campaign Cmte of New York $462,000
New York State United Teachers $319,747
1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers East $305,800
New York State Trial Lawyers $247,940
New York State Correctional Officers $202,924
Cmte to Reelect Senator Joseph Bruno $174,500
Friends of Joe Griffo $161,647
New York State AFL-CIO $139,940

Democratic Party North Carolina

North Carolina
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 99 $14,697,182
2004 137 $13,819,791
2002 172 $12,996,012

The top 10 donors were:[117]

Donor Amount
North Carolina Democratic Party $1,735,712
North Carolina Democratic Senate Cmte $902,979
North Carolina Republican Party $392,766
Joe Sam Queen $191,073
North Carolina Association of Realtors $189,750
Citizens for Higher Education $178,250
North Carolina Medical Society $138,859
North Carolina Home Builders Association $128,550
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers $128,500
Bank of America $121,200

Republican Party North Dakota

North Dakota
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 50 $229,294
2004 43 $161,116
2002 51 $242,201

The top 10 donors were:[118]

Donor Amount
North Dakota Republican Senate Caucus $31,471
Dak PAC $28,000
North Dakota Senate Democratic-NPL Caucus $19,000
North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party $12,000
North Dakota Association of Telephone Cooperatives $10,450
North Dakota Lignite Council $10,200
North Dakota Association of Realtors $8,676
North Dakota Education Association $8,000
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $5,700
North Dakota Chiropractic Association $5,050

Republican Party Ohio

Ohio
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 48 $11,477,877
2004 48 $11,477,877
2002 40 $8,461,690

The top 10 donors were:[119]

Donor Amount
Republican Senate Campaign Cmte of Ohio $2,911,762
Ohio Republican Party $970,751
Ohio Senate Democrats $849,418
Ohio Democratic Party $269,664
Ohio Association of Realtors $196,850
Brennan, David L $137,500
Ohio Education Association $133,550
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio $127,650
Ohio Dental Association $105,334
Firstenergy Corp $95,000

Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Oklahoma

Oklahoma
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 59 $7,222,412
2004 87 $6,451,890
2002 52 $4,170,343

The top 10 donors were:[120]

Donor Amount
Adelson, Thomas A $288,700
Potts, Patricia J & Ray H $190,960
Ivester, Thomas H $170,000
Chesapeake Energy $113,000
Chickasaw Nation $95,650
Walters, Wayne Allen $92,200
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association $90,500
Jim Wilson $83,543
Cherokee Nation $69,500
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association $66,000

Democratic Party Oregon

Oregon
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 40 $6,103,385
2004 36 $7,016,263
2002 37 $6,330,449

The top 10 donors were:[121]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Leadership Fund $634,103
Senate Democratic Leadership Fund $511,391
Oregon Education Association $252,649
Friends of Ted Ferrioli $191,750
Service Employees Local 503 $156,858
Oregon Health Care Association $116,500
Oregon Beer & Wine Distributors Association $116,107
Oregon Forest Industries Council $105,000
Westlund II, Bernard J (Ben) $104,153
Oregon Restaurant Association $88,593

Republican Party Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 63 $14,917,052
2004 52 $12,825,488
2002 55 $14,065,748

The top 10 donors were:[122]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $1,256,608
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $718,713
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $346,467
Wheaton, Heidi F $334,823
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association $300,975
Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners $254,440
Morris, Shannon M $200,000
Pennsylvania Education Association $192,430
Democratic State Senate Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $191,700
Pennsylvania Future Fund $175,550

Democratic Party Rhode Island

Rhode Island
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 70 $1,987,554
2004 78 $2,028,107
2002 71 $782,693

The top 10 donors were:[123]

Donor Amount
Paul Jabour $35,314
Christopher Maselli $31,500
Rhode Island Laborers $25,000
Senate Democratic Leadership of Rhode Island $24,075
Spillane, Eileen Rice $20,000
Schoos, Geoffrey A $17,907
Rhode Island Laborers Public Employees $14,590
Rhode Island Carpenters $13,800
National Rifle Association $13,050
Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers $12,540

Republican Party South Dakota

South Dakota
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 89 $1,811,174
2004 78 $859,976
2002 63 $429,255

The top 10 donors were:[124]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $165,101
Stanford Adelstein $99,500
South Dakota Democratic Party $67,250
South Dakota Education Association $50,575
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association $48,850
Oscar Adnerson South Dakota Freedom Fund $24,740
South Dakota Freedom Fund $23,522
Dennis Schmidt $18,895
Women Run! South Dakota $18,065
Alvine, Frank $16,051

Republican Party Tennessee

Tennessee
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 45 $5,088,077
2004 34 $6,550,262
2002 48 $3,260,212

The top 10 donors were:[125]

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Caucus of Tennessee $235,654
Senate Republican Caucus of Tennessee $214,000
Throckmorton III, Ray (Chip) T $161,616
Neill, Tom $133,618
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $112,500
Jack Johnson $110,100
Federal Express $79,100
Tennessee Medical Association $71,700
Tennessee Republican Caucus $70,000
National Healthcare Corp $67,500


Republican Party Texas

Texas
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 46 $20,836,417
2004 30 $10,539,364
2002 75 $23,504,855

The top 10 donors were:[126]

Donor Amount
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $1,041,735
Bob Perry $597,000
Texas Association of Realtors $424,530
Robert Nichols $386,000
Williams Bailey Law Firm $385,000
Texas Medical Association $342,382
BG Distribution Partners $336,000
Dan Patrick $316,671
Texas Association of Mortgage Attorneys $270,000
AT&T $247,127


Republican Party Utah

Utah
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 60 $2,241,882
2004 71 $1,336,110
2002 34 $935,931

The top 10 donors were:[127]

Donor Amount
Wayne Niederhauser $139,000
Garbett, Bryson David $94,100
Utah Republican Party $69,122
Republican Senate Campaign Cmte of Utah $65,235
Utah Association of Realtors $52,500
Utah Education Association $32,594
Parents for Choice in Education $31,090
Greiner, John J $30,376
Senate Democrats of Utah $29,588
Utah County Legislative PAC $27,000


Democratic Party Vermont

Vermont
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 59 $744,527
2004 63 $836,383
2002 76 $771,524

The top 10 donors were:[128]

Donor Amount
Vermont Republican Party $24,255
Bill Carris $23,000
Caledonia County Republican Cmte $9,014
Delaney Family $8,451
Green Mountain Republican Senate Cmte $8,100
Delaney, Sharron $6,708
Home Builders & Remodelers of Vermont $6,100
Broughton, Lenore F $5,900
Bennington County Republican Party $5,900
Stewart, John C $5,892


Democratic Party Washington

Washington
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 73 $7,241,049
2004 81 $6,993,740
2002 51 $4,496,407

The top 10 donors were:[129]

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte $351,479
Washington State Democratic Party $274,726
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte/SRCC $252,418
Eric Oemig $70,871
Christopher Marr $68,819
Benson Surplus Account, Brad $45,000
Washington Health Care Association $44,650
Washington State Dental Association $32,775
Washington Bankers Association $31,600
Tom, Rodney $30,400


Democratic Party West Virginia

West Virginia
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 45 $3,412,237
2004 44 $2,543,094
2002 49 $3,209,760

The top 10 donors were:[130]

Donor Amount
Mike Green $201,074
H. Truman Chafin $144,750
Susman, Sally $136,477
Greg Smith $127,595
Harold Sigler $111,463
Susman, Sally $103,868
Higgins, David $97,100
Greg Smith $76,628
Wooton, Shirliebeth $45,256
Lees Jr., James B $35,366

Democratic Party Wisconsin

Wisconsin
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 52 $4,536,726
2004 55 $4,324,018
2002 51 $3,014,637

The top 10 donors were:[131]

Donor Amount
Riley, Donovan W $85,993
John Simonson $54,631
State Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte of Wisconsin $53,654
Reynolds, Tom $44,655
Grabowski, Dimity $43,025
Charles R Most Jr. GST Trust $20,000
Wisconsin Dental Association $14,320
AT&T $13,100
Wisconsin Credit Union League $11,750
Association of Wisconsin School Administrators $10,000

Republican Party Wyoming

Wyoming
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2006 49 $368,423
2004 47 $317,964
2002 22 $126,509

The top 10 donors were:[132]

Donor Amount
Fecht, Robert (Bob) $22,497
Curt Meier $17,317
Clapp/Deville, Larry/Carla $14,100
Wyoming Association of Realtors $11,250
Bishop, John C & Shirley $10,502
Clapp, Larry R $10,000
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association $6,300
Herz, Chuck $5,700
Grant Larson $5,500
Wyoming Education Association $5,420


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