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Patty Murray

Party
Democrat
Office Held:
US Senate, WA
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

$12,610,974 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:
    $12,610,974 #16 of 64 Senate candidates
    Total Spent:
    $14,873,696 #12 of 64 Senate candidates
    Cash on Hand:
    $407,558 #20 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
    National Republican Senatorial Cmte
    Oppose
    $3,648,705
    Crossroads GPS
    Oppose
    $3,597,316
    American Crossroads
    Oppose
    $537,448
    Sierra Club
    Support
    $376,486
    VoteVets.org
    Support
    $173,117
    Sierra Club Independent Action
    Support
    $168,731
    Rightchange.com Inc (527 Political Org)
    Oppose
    $147,250
    Women Vote!
    Support
    $98,524
    EMILY's List
    Support
    $98,524
    American College of Surgeons
    Support
    $92,850
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/
View all campaign finance data for Patty Murray Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time

Earmarks

$223,038,750 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