Campaign Finance

Information

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 December 31, 2012 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $1,371,130
    Total Spent:
    $1,155,655
    Cash on Hand:
    $442,901
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

covers roughly through Q4 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Southern Co Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$28,300,000 Spent
Information

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.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Southern Co

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Southern Co $28,200,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Clean Air & Water,
    • Utilities,
    • Taxes,
    • Telecommunications,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Transportation,
    • Commodities,
    • Science & Technology
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.910 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
    H.R.2401 Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011
    S.228 Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act
    S.482 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
    S.231 EPA Stationary Source Regulations Suspension Act
    S.400 A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to ensure that rates and charges for electric energy are assessed in proportion to measurable reliability or economic benefit, and for other purposes.
    H.R.174 Homeland Security Cyber and Physical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2011
    H.R.5325 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
    H.R.1 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
    S.2465 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
  • Recent Lobbying Contracts
    Date Registrant Summary
    Aug. 7, 2014 MCGUIREWOODS, LLP Tax policy advice View registration
View all lobbying data for Southern Co Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 134 dockets; Submitted to 5 dockets
Information

All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Southern Co" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.