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Businesses & Other Organizations

Businesses and other organizations includes corporations, union groups and trade associations whose sole purpose is not political influence. However, these groups do do take part in the political process through political giving and lobbying, etc.

Campaign Finance

$8,978,384,426 GIVEN
Information

The charts below display organizations' contributions to federal and state races. For federal races, only political contributions over $200 are included in these totals. This is because the Federal Election Commission only requires campaigns to itemize contributions that are more than $200. For state races, the threshhold for itemizing each contribution varies by state.

For more information, see our Campaign Finance Methodology page.

covers from 1989 roughly through Q4 2013

Contributions to Parties from Organizations

As these charts show, businesses and other organizations split their contributions between the political parties. The "Other" portion of the pie represents third party giving. The bar chart lists the top ten giving organizations by the party. The interactive pie chart can be used to toggle between the parties to see which organization gave the most to each.

Contributions to Committees and Politicians' Campaigns from Organizations

These charts show how organization money is divided between politicians and committees. The bar chart shows the top ten givers to politicians and committees. The interactive pie chart can be used to toggle between the types of recipients and see which organization gave the most in that category.

Contributions in State and Federal Races from Organizations

These charts show how giving from organizations is divided between state federal races. The bar chart shows the top ten organizations to give on the state and federal levels. The interactive pie chart can be used to toggle between the levels of government to see which organizations gave greatest amount there.

Contributions from Organizations and Their Associated Individuals

These charts show what money comes from political action committees associated with a particular organization and what money comes from individuals associated an organization. The bar chart shows the top ten organization PACs and organization-related individuals to give money.