Michael F. Bennet
- Office Held:
- US Senate, CO
- Office Sought:
- US Senate, CO
Michael Farrand Bennet (born November 28, 1964) is an American businessman, lawyer, and politician. He is currently the junior United States Senator from Colorado, and a member of the Democratic Party. Bennet was appointed by Governor Bill Ritter to fill the seat vacated by Ken Salazar when Salazar became the United States Secretary of the Interior. Bennet won the 2010 Senate election against Republican Ken Buck and is currently serving his first full six-year term.
Campaign Finance$13,179,047 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:
- $13,179,047 #13 of 64 Senate candidates
- Total Spent:
- $13,082,307 #14 of 64 Senate candidates
- Cash on Hand:
- $155,517 #34 of 64 Senate 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.
Independent Expendituresoutside groups that spent money supporting or opposing the candidate
Committee Name Support/Oppose Total Spending American CrossroadsOppose $5,116,032 National Republican Senatorial CmteOppose $4,220,330 Club for GrowthOppose $977,871 Club For Growth ActionOppose $977,871 First Amendment AllianceOppose $332,239 Sierra ClubSupport $155,524 Environment AmericaSupport $147,138 Bull Moose Sportsmen's AllianceSupport $117,540 Environment ColoradoSupport $116,275 Rightchange.com Inc (527 Political Org)Oppose $83,586
Donor Informationfederal data covers roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
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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- Organizations' PAC(s)
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- Associated Individuals
Bundled Lobbyist ContributionsLobbyists 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 Stanton Dodge, DISH Network $91,200 Piper Su, Patton Boggs LLP $19,000
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 $5,000,000 National Domestic Preparedness Consortium: Surface Transportation Emergency Preparedness and Response Training 2010 $5,000,000 Arkansas Valley Conduit 2010 $4,500,000 Add/Alter Weapons Release 2010 $3,000,000 Colorado State University: Geosciences/Atmospheric Research 2010 $2,641,500 Colorado Transit Coalition Statewide Bus & Bus Facilities, CO 2010 $2,500,000 RTD East Corridor Construction, CO 2010 $2,400,000 National Jewish Medical Research Center: Center for Respiratory BiodefenseRequested by 2010 $2,000,000 RTD Gold Corridor, CO 2010 $2,000,000 Widen Paine Street 2010 $1,950,000 Convoy Skills Trainer (IED)