Melvin L. Watt
- Office Held:
- US House, NC
- Office Sought:
- US House, NC
Melvin Luther (Mel) Watt (born August 26, 1945) is the United States House of Representatives for North Carolina's 12th congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Campaign Finance$601,719 Received
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.
Latest FEC Datacovers through candidate's December 31, 2010 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
Summaryoverview of how much the candidate raised and spent, and who contributed it
- Total Raised:
- $601,719 #487 of 715 House candidates
- Total Spent:
- $591,204 #484 of 715 House candidates
- Cash on Hand:
- $107,544 #247 of 715 House candidates
Contributions Over Timereflects 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.
Donor Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
Top IndustriesOpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
In State vs. Out of Statecontributions from individuals, in dollars
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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.
In State vs. Out of Statein dollars
Fiscal Year Amount Description 2010 $14,700,000 City of Charlotte, Charlotte Area Transit System's [CATS] Blue Line Extension-Northeast Corridor Project, NC 2010 $1,800,000 National Textile Center, Raleigh, NC: Textile Research 2010 $1,700,000 I-85 Widening in Davidson and Rowan Counties, NC 2010 $1,400,000 I-85 Widening Project, NC 2010 $1,280,000 North Carolina National Guard: North Carolina National Guard Family Assistance Centers 2010 $1,200,000 North Carolina A&T State University: High Performance Computing in Biomedical Engineering and Health SciencesRequested by 2010 $965,000 Textile/Clothing Textile Corporation, Raleigh, NC: Textile Research Programs 2010 $750,000 Renewable Energy Center 2010 $525,000 Central Piedmont Community College 2010 $500,000 Charlotte Streetcar Project, NC