Private equity’s lobbying contributions

Marketplace Staff Oct 9, 2007

Private Equity Lobbying Contributions, 1998-2007

Year: Amount

1998: $200,000

1999: $235,000

2000: $443,000

2001: $330,000

2002: $270,000

2003: $500,000

2004: $760,000

2005: $2,193,000

2006: $2,782,493

2007: $6,521,000

Source: The Center for Responsive Politics

Candidate (Party): Total, 2000-2008

Romney, Mitt (R): $870,625

Bush, George W. (R): $714,740

Giuliani, Rudolph W. (R): $554,694

Clinton, Hillary (D): $516,380

Obama, Barack (D): $459,390

Kerry, John (D): $444,647

McCain, John (R): $435,300

Emanuel, Rahm (D): $229,700

Bayh, Evan (D): $223,550

Lieberman, Joe (I): $170,600

Schumer, Charles E. (D): $161,000

Dodd, Christopher J. (D): $157,250

Bowles, Erskine B. (D): $141,750

Frist, Bill (R): $126,250

Daschle, Tom (D): $124,350

Ford, Harold E. Jr. (D): $121,550

Warner, Mark (D): $99,000

Santorum, Rick (R): $86,100

Specter, Arlen (R): $84,000

Hastert, Dennis (R): $83,725

Lazio, Rick A. (R): $82,688

Bradley, Bill (D): $79,000

Pelosi, Nancy (D): $78,400

Gore, Al (D): $76,750

Richardson, Bill (D): $75,100

Baucus, Max (D): $32,400

Reid, Harry (D): $24,300

Source: The Center for Responsive Politics

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