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Ben Cardin

Party
Democrat
Latest Office Held:
US Senate, MD
Latest Office Sought:
US Senate, MD
CARDIN, Benjamin Louis, a Senator and a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., October 5, 1943; attended public schools; graduated from Baltimore City College, Baltimore, Md., 1961; B.A., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1964; J.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md., 1967; lawyer, private practice; member of the Maryland state house of delegates, 1966-1986, speaker, 1979-1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 2007); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1989 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Walter L. Nixon, judge of the United States District Court for the District Court of Mississippi; not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2006 for the term commencing January 3, 2007; reelected in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019.

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Campaign Finance

$18,948,590 Received
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.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Industries

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    86% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
  • In State vs. Out of State

    contributions from individuals, in dollars
  • Individuals vs. PACs

    in dollars
  • Top Contributors

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    Organizations' PAC(s)
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    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from an organization’s employees, their family members and its political action committee.
  • Bundled Lobbyist Contributions

    Lobbyists and lobbying firms that raised money from multiple donors on behalf of the politician. Contributions from the lobbyist or firm itself are not included.
    Bundler Amount
    Thomas F. Fise, American College of Gastroenterology $22,500
  • Recent and upcoming fundraisers

    Full invitations can be viewed at Party Time
    Date Event
    Sept. 5, 2014
    Venue:
    Maryland Golf Weekend at The Inn at Perry Cabin & Harbourtown Golf Course
    May 7, 2014
    Venue:
    Bagels with Ben at Erickson & Co. Townhouse
View all campaign finance data for Ben Cardin Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time

Earmarks

$1,045,474,410 Allocated
Information

Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill. Earmarks from the president's budget proposal are not included.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

View all earmarks data for Ben Cardin Sources: OpenSecrets.org