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Michael F. Bennet

Party
Democrat
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.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$13,179,047 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, 2010 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
  • Summary

    overview 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 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
    $5,116,032
    National Republican Senatorial Cmte
    Oppose
    $4,220,330
    Club for Growth
    Oppose
    $977,871
    Club For Growth Action
    Oppose
    $977,871
    First Amendment Alliance
    Oppose
    $332,239
    Sierra Club
    Support
    $155,524
    Environment America
    Support
    $147,138
    Bull Moose Sportsmen's Alliance
    Support
    $117,540
    Environment Colorado
    Support
    $116,275
    Rightchange.com Inc (527 Political Org)
    Oppose
    $83,586
note: data comes from latest FEC filings and has not been cleaned or standardized. See section below for standardized data.

Donor Information

federal 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 Industries

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    85% 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.
  • 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
    Stanton Dodge, DISH Network $91,200
    Piper Su, Patton Boggs LLP $19,000
  • Recent and upcoming fundraisers

    Full invitations can be viewed at Party Time
    Date Event
    June 25, 2014
    Venue:
    Fundraiser at Podesta Group
    Hosted by:
    Izzy Klein
View all campaign finance data for Michael F. Bennet Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time

Earmarks

$44,682,500 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 Michael F. Bennet Sources: OpenSecrets.org