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Robert C. Byrd

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US Senate, WV

Robert Carlyle Byrd (born Cornelius Calvin Sale, Jr.; November 20, 1917 – June 28, 2010) was a United States Senator from West Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd served as a U.S. Representative from 1953 until 1959 and as a U.S. Senator from 1959 to 2010. He was the longest-serving senator and the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Congress.

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Campaign Finance

$10,091 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.

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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:
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    Cash on Hand:
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.
    100% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
  • In State vs. Out of State

    contributions from individuals, in dollars
  • Top Contributors

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View all campaign finance data for Robert C. Byrd Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time


$292,014,000 Allocated

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 State

    in dollars
  • Top Earmarks

    Fiscal Year Amount Description
    2010 $39,700,000 Advanced Training Center, WV
    2010 $21,750,000 Island Creek, Logan, WV
    2010 $19,500,000 C-5 Taxiway Upgrades
    2010 $12,000,000 Information Manufacturing Corporation: AFIP/Joint Pathology Center Records Digitization and Repository Modernization
    2010 $10,990,000 Emergency Services Center
    2010 $9,500,000 U.S. Department of the Navy: Allegany Ballistics Laboratory Facility Restoration Plan
    2010 $8,000,000 TTI Technologies, Inc.: Smart Sensor Supercomputing Center
    2010 $7,000,000 Marshall University: Institute of Advanced Flexible Manufacturing Systems
    2010 $6,400,000 FMW Composite Systems: Titanium Metal Matrix Composite and Nano-Enhanced Titanium Development
    2010 $6,400,000 Greenpak, Inc.: Supply Chain Logistics Capability at the ABL NIROP
View all earmarks data for Robert C. Byrd Sources: OpenSecrets.org