How much our Politicians are taking from lobbyists

Top 20 Recipients

1Casey, Bob (D-PA)Senate$554,639
2Tester, Jon (D-MT)Senate$545,093
3Heitkamp, Heidi (D-ND)Senate$439,043
4Nelson, Bill (D-FL)Senate$417,177
5Kaine, Tim (D-VA)Senate$387,871
6Heller, Dean (R-NV)Senate$336,009
7Sinema, Kyrsten (D-AZ)House$327,823
8McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA)House$323,625
9Ryan, Paul (R-WI)House$320,261
10Cantwell, Maria (D-WA)Senate$313,841
11Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)House$304,568
12Menendez, Robert (D-NJ)Senate$292,950
13Wicker, Roger (R-MS)Senate$290,475
14Brown, Sherrod (D-OH)Senate$284,521
15McCaskill, Claire (D-MO)Senate$275,659
16Walden, Greg (R-OR)House$272,422
17Donnelly, Joe (D-IN)Senate$255,582
18Heinrich, Martin (D-NM)Senate$251,069
19Barrasso, John A (R-WY)Senate$250,723
20Hatch, Orrin G (R-UT)Senate$245,075

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METHODOLOGY: The numbers on this page are based on contributions from PACs and individuals giving $200 or more.

All donations took place during the 2017-2018 election cycle and were released by the Federal Election Commission on Friday, February 01, 2019.

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2 thoughts on “How much our Politicians are taking from lobbyists

  1. Politicians are a privileged class, America’s royalty. They can make tons of money from outside sources and not be influenced by them, and they can make laws for the people, then exempt themselves from those laws. They can double-dip on benefits, something the IRS would arrest anyone else from trying to do. And people thought the royalty of middle England was outlandish. 🤴

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