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Tom Carper

Party
Democrat
Latest Office Held:
US Senate, DE
Latest Office Sought:
US Senate, DE
CARPER, Thomas Richard, a Senator and a Representative from Delaware; born in Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va., January 23, 1947; attended public schools; graduated, Whetstone High School, Columbus, Ohio 1964; B.A., Ohio State University, Columbus 1968; University of Delaware, Newark, M.B.A. 1975; served in the United States Navy 1968-1973; Naval Reserve, commander, 1973-1991; Delaware State treasurer 1976-1983; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1993); governor of Delaware 1993-2001; chairman of the National Governors Association 1998-1999; elected to the United States Senate in 2000 for term commencing January 3, 2001; reelected in 2006 and again in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019; chair, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (One Hundred Thirteenth Congress).

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Campaign Finance

$11,987,801 Received
Information

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  • 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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covers roughly through Q4 2013
  • Top Industries

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    91% 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
    Gold And Silver PAC $21,700
    Law Offices of Frederick H Graefe $21,100
    Thomas J. Downey, Downey McGrath Group $17,200
View all campaign finance data for Tom Carper Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time

Earmarks

$311,570,525 Allocated
Information

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View all earmarks data for Tom Carper Sources: OpenSecrets.org