Nelson bill d fl 453 561. I was sitting on nantucket with a glass of wine in hand when i realized i couldn t stomach the job any longer.
Casey bob d pa 587 172.
How much money do lobbyists give to politicians. I was a lobbyist between 2003 and 2010 in washington dc. One of the easiest ways to raise that kind of cash is to turn to lobbyists who make big donations and organize swanky fundraisers for elected officials in order to buy influence for their clients. This chart shows contributions from at t comcast and verizon to sitting members of congress and their leadership pacs between 1989 and 2017.
In just the period april through june of 2010 the financial special interests spent 126 million on lobbying the financial reform bill. The cost of accepting the invite is a political donation of anywhere from 1 500 to 5 000. Money to congress all cycles 2020 2018 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 1996 1994 1992 1990 summary top 20 members all senators all members of the house all senate candidates all house candidates.
1998 to march 31 2020. Gun rights groups overwhelmingly support gop candidates contributing 5 9 million into republican campaigns in the 2016 election cycle compared with 106 000 to those of democrats. I quit in disgust.
19 836 019 14 899 570 11 240 950 contributions. The federal election campaign act and the bipartisan campaign reform act of 2002 set limits on the direct contributions that lobbying organizations or individuals can give to federal political candidate campaigns. And that doesn t include the cost of travel and lodging at some of the most posh resorts in the united.
Tester jon d mt 583 604. Heitkamp heidi d nd 466 230. However many lobbyists work around this by paying for congress member trips expensive dinners and other gifts or perks.
Lobbying is about a 3 3 billion per year industry with. Lobbyists raise gobs of money for elected officials the average senator has to pull in more than 14 000 dollars every single day just to stay in office.