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Patty Murray

Party
Democrat
Latest Office Held:
US Senate, WA
Latest Office Sought:
US Senate, WA
MURRAY, Patty, a Senator from Washington; born in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 11, 1950; graduated, Washington State University 1972; education volunteer 1977-1984; instructor, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, Wash., 1984-1987; citizen lobbyist for environmental and educational issues 1983-1988; member, board of directors, Shoreline School District 1985-1989, serving as president and legislative representative for two terms; member, Washington state senate 1988-1992, Democratic whip 1990-1992; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1992; reelected in 1998, 2004 and again in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017; chairwoman, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (2001-2003, 2011-2013), Committee on Veterans Affairs (One Hundred Twelfth Congress), Committee on the Budget (One Hundred Thirteenth Congress); Democratic Conference secretary (2007-).

Source: Bioguide

Campaign Finance

$24,263,956 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.

covers roughly through Q4 2013
  • Top Industries

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    87% 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
    Microsoft Corp $100,400
    Timothy Keating, Boeing Co $27,600
    Paul Misener, Amazon.com $25,700
    Tim Thompson, Thompson Smitch Consulting Group $25,650
    Denny M. Miller, Denny Miller Assoc $22,250
    AT&T Inc $20,750
    Tony Podesta, Podesta Group $20,500
    Steve McBee, McBee Strategic Consulting $19,500
  • Recent and upcoming fundraisers

    Full invitations can be viewed at Party Time
    Date Event
    May 29, 2014
    Venue:
    19th Annual Golden Tennis Shoe Awards Luncheon at The Washington State Convention Center
View all campaign finance data for Patty Murray Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time

Earmarks

$1,188,133,267 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 Patty Murray Sources: OpenSecrets.org