The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates. Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization's members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates. Groups with national networks of donors - like EMILY's List and Club for Growth - make for particularly big bundlers. All the numbers on this page are for the 2012 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically on Monday, November 14, 2011.
Michele Bachmann- currently a Congresswoman for the state of Minnesota. Before she began working as a politician, she was a tax lawyer. She also served as a State Senator for Minnesota from 2000-2006. Carbon Concepts- a company that makes carbon cycling and triathalon gear. College Loan Corp- company that gives private college loans. Hubbard Broadcasting- . is an American television and radio broadcasting corporation based in St. Paul, Minnesota Empire Office Inc.- the largest national office furniture dealership in the United States. Slumberland Inc. – Furniture store that first opened in Minnesota, but now has over 100 locations.
Newt Gingrich- is a U.S. Republican Party politician who served as the House Minority Whip from 1989 to 1995 and then as the 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. While he was running for office, he served as a college history professor for 8 years. On January 21, 1997, the House of Representatives voted to discipline him for ethical wrongdoing. He was accused of using tax-deductible charitable donations to fund a non-charitable college course that he taught, and of giving false information about this to the House Ethics Committee. In a 395-28 vote, the House ordered Gingrich to pay an unprecedented $300,000 penalty as part of a settlement to avoid a full hearing. Rock Tenn Co- sells paperboard, packaging and marketing solutions to a wide range of markets. Poet LLC- the world’s largest ethanol producer. Pull-A-Part- sells low cost used auto parts. State Mutual Insurance- Medical Supplement Insurance Company. American Fruits and Flavors- Company that sells fruit based food products.
Barack Obama- current president- Democrat- before he became president, he served as a Illinois State Senator. Microsoft- computer company. Comcast Corp- high speed internet, TV cable and phone services company. Google- Search engine company. Harvard University- Ivy league university. University of California- aka Berkeley- public university.
Ron Paul- Congressman in the State of Texas. Before he was a politician, he was an Ob/Gyn. US Army, Navy and Air Force- top 3 contributors- all part of the armed forces. Microsoft- computer company- also a sponsor of Obama. Mason Capital Management- global asset management company.
Rick Santorum- lawyer and former US Senator for Pennsylvania. Kimber Manufacturing- sells “fine 1911 pistols and rifles” Universal Health Services- one of the nation’s largest healthcare management companies. Blue Cross/Blue Shield- Health Insurance company Acristavest- Architecture company. El Dorado Holdings- California Real Estate Companies.
Presidential Political Nascar 2012
Presidential Candidates as Nascar Drivers A Threat Level Theorizers Original Group Project
Newt Gingrich Rock-Tenn Co $20,000 Poet LLC $17,000 First Fiscal Fund $15,000 State Mutual Insurance $10,000 American Fruits & Flavors $10,000 Windway Capital $9,600 Streck Inc $7,500 Blackstone Group $7,000 Richardson Properties $7,000 Wirco Inc $6,000 Wells Fargo $5,900 AFLAC Inc $5,000 Clark Consulting $5,000 J Smith Lanier & Co $5,000 American Solutions PAC $5,000 Kranjac, Manuali & Viscovic $5,000 United Health Services $5,000 Citizens United $5,000 Alticor Corp $5,000 McKenna, Long & Aldridge $5,000
Barack Obama Microsoft Corp $169,436 Comcast Corp $94,155 Google Inc $90,166 Harvard University $87,725 DLA Piper $73,375 Chopper Trading $64,815 Skadden, Arps et al $64,162 Time Warner $60,050 National Amusements Inc $57,100 Stanford University $55,803 Latham & Watkins $54,582 Ballard, Spahr et al $53,550 University of California $52,394 Arnold & Porter $51,200 Goldman Sachs $49,124 Exelon Corp $47,625 Bank of America $46,699 General Electric $46,300 Mayer Brown LLP $45,950 US Government $45,055
Ron Paul US Air Force $23,035 US Army $22,102 US Navy $14,774 Microsoft Corp $13,398 Mason Capital Management $12,000 Boeing Co $10,620 Google Inc $10,391 Lockheed Martin $9,507 Overland Sheepskin $9,500 IBM Corp $8,294 US Government $8,207 Corriente Advisors $7,500 Greenstreet Co $7,500 AT&T Inc $7,32 9Northrop Grumman $7,022 Intel Corp $6,855 Federal Express Corp $6,255 United Technologies $6,115 Entergy Corp $5,950 JPMorgan Chase & Co $5,451
Rick Santorum Kimber Manufacturing $12,300 Universal Health Services $9,750 Blue Cross/Blue Shield of South Carolina $8,500 Diamond Manufacturing $8,000 Northwestern Mutual Life $7,650 Consol Energy $6,500 Pride Mobility Products $6,000 Netapp $5,250Shinn & Co $5,000 Group Fox Inc $5,000 Newsome Eye Clinic $5,000 Mita Management $5,000 Higgins, Jowers & Assoc $5,000 Neal Communities $5,000 Energy Alchemy $5,000 Cmt $5,000 Eldorado Holdings $5,000 Medallion Enterprises $5,000 Mako Global $5,000 Keller Williams Realty $5,000
Jon Huntsman Station Casinos $25,000 Ultimate Fighting Championship $23,000 Fertitta Entertainment $23,000 Crow Holdings $20,000 Fresenius Medical Care $17,400 Huntsman Corp $14,500 University of Utah $14,000 Eastdil Secured $12,750 Morgan Stanley $9,750 Fertitta Enterprises $9,000 Blackrock Inc $9,000 Raptor Capital Management $8,000 Harris Assoc $7,750 Ram Realty Services $7,500 Cozen & O'Connor $7,500 Gleason Agency $7,500 JPMorgan Chase & Co $7,500 Orgain, Bell & Tucker $7,500 Goldman Sachs $6,750 Microsoft Corp $6,750
Herman Cain Wausau Homes $9,800 Wells Fargo $8,300 Houston Texans $7,400 Cold Spring Granite $6,000 Cinco Natural Gas $5,200 Ggam LLC $5,000 Barron Collier Comp $5,000 Third Security $5,000 Whitaker Oil $5,000 Wynn Resorts $5,000 Creative Dimensions $5,000 JM Smucker Co $5,000 Hilton Hotels $5,000 Infinity Oil & Gas $5,000 Ames Research Laboratory $5,000 Arb Corp $5,000 Fox, Paine & Co $5,000 Greenhill & Co $5,000 Jones Petroleum $5,000 Neuroimaging Centers $5,000
Rick Perry Ryan LLC $131,050 Murray Energy $52,053 USAA $51,500 Contran Corp $50,000 Ernst & Young $45,300 Clayton Williams Energy $43,300 State of Texas $41,750 Ryan Inc $38,250 Occidental Petroleum $36,000 Global Mine Service Inc $27,500 Allen, Boone et al $27,500 Reschini Group $27,500 JPMorgan Chase & Co $27,050 Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP $24,500 McNa Dental Plans $23,000 Texas Oncology $22,700 Primoris Services $22,500 Phillips Machine Service $22,500 MMC Group $22,500 Morgan Stanley $20,750
Mitt Romney Goldman Sachs $352,200 Credit Suisse Group $195,250 Morgan Stanley $183,800 HIG Capital $176,500 Barclays $152,750 Kirkland & Ellis $128,700 EMC Corp $117,300 PricewaterhouseCoopers $115,500 Bank of America $112,500 JPMorgan Chase & Co $104,250 The Villages $92,500 Vivint Inc $88,250 Sullivan & Cromwell $78,750 Marriott International $75,837 Bain Capital $69,500 UBS AG $64,250 Wells Fargo $62,500 Citigroup Inc $56,550 Bain & Co $52,500 KKR & Co $48,500
References <ul><li>http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contriball.php?cycle=2012 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.businessinsider.com/wall-street-abandons-obama-donates-to-gop-2011-10?op=1 </li></ul><ul><li>All figures are taken from these two sites. Open Secrets’ numbers are from November 14, 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Business Insider’s numbers are from October 2011. </li></ul>