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Bob Kerrey

Party
Democrat
Office Sought:
US Senate, NE

Joseph Robert "Bob" Kerrey (born August 27, 1943) was the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and a U.S. Senator from Nebraska (1989–2001). Having served in the Vietnam War, earning the Medal of Honor for his actions, he moved into politics. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992. Since leaving the Senate he has served as president of The New School, a university in New York City. In May 2010, he was selected to become the head of the Motion Picture Association of America. But in July 2010, both Kerrey and the MPAA could not reach an agreement so he is no longer slated to be their president.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$5,772,403 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.

Latest FEC Data

covers through candidate's December 31, 2012 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
  • Summary

    overview of how much the candidate raised and spent, and who contributed it
    Total Raised:
    $5,772,403 #34 of 59 Senate candidates
    Total Spent:
    $5,662,682 #33 of 59 Senate candidates
    Cash on Hand:
    $160,273 #22 of 59 Senate candidates
  • Contributions Over Time

    reflects only contributions over $200, as smaller contributions are not individually reported. For some candidates a significant portion of their fundraising may not be captured by this chart.
  • Independent Expenditures

    outside groups that spent money supporting or opposing the candidate
    Committee Name Support/Oppose Total Spending
    American Crossroads
    Oppose
    $992,172
    End The Gridlock
    Support
    $54,075
    Susan B Anthony List
    Oppose
    $40,077
    Faith Family Freedom Fund
    Oppose
    $21,000
    Planned Parenthood Voters of Nebraska
    Support
    $17,350
    National Wildlife Federation
    Support
    $12,500
    Americans United 4 Life Action
    Oppose
    $7,225
    Freedomworks For America
    Oppose
    $4,058
    Cooperative of American Physicians
    Oppose
    $1,517
    Cooperative Of American Physicians Ie Committee
    Oppose
    $1,517
note: data comes from latest FEC filings and has not been cleaned or standardized. See section below for standardized data.

Donor Information

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

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    81% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
  • In State vs. Out of State

    contributions from individuals, in dollars
  • Top Contributors

    PAC Color Block
    Organizations' PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from an organization’s employees, their family members and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Bob Kerrey Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time