Center for Individual Freedom

The Center for Individual Freedom is an Alexandria, Virginia based U.S. lobbyist and policy advocacy organization founded on the principle of securing individual freedoms as embodied in the United States Constitution and state constitutions. It was founded in 1998 and tends to focus on neoconservative and Republican/libertarian[citation needed] values. The group focuses on three activities: legal - the center supports litigation in support of its beliefs, legislative - the center seeks to speak out on bills and laws which it feels strongly about, and educational - the center publishes articles and sponsors seminars seeking to explain its position and strengthen its support among Americans. On its website CFIF claims that it "relies on private financial support from individuals, associations, foundations and corporations."

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance


Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's September 30, 2012 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    Total Spent:
    Cash on Hand:
  • Independent Expenditures

    money spent supporting or opposing a candidate
    Candidate Support/Oppose Total Spent
    Steven Horsford
    William Owens
    Daniel Maffei
    Leonard Boswell
    James Matheson
    Ben Chandler


$50,000 Spent

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

Lobbying on Behalf of Center for Individual Freedom

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Center for Individual Freedom $50,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Telecommunications,
    • Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
    • Defense,
    • Taxes,
    • Clean Air & Water,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Economics & Econ Development,
    • Education,
    • Constitution,
    • Government Issues
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.1 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
    H.R.3261 Stop Online Piracy Act
    S.968 PIPA
    H.R.2 Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act
    H.R.8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
    H.R.10 REINS Act
    H.R.642 Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2011
    H.R.1081 Consumers Payment System Protection Act
    H.R.1473 Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
View all lobbying data for Center for Individual Freedom Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker


Mentioned in 8 dockets; Submitted to 2 dockets

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