Top 15 “Outside” Contributors to U.S. Political Campaigns in 2010 Elections

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15) League of Conservation Voters (Liberal)
$5.5 million

14) American Families First Action Fund (Liberal)
$5.9 million

13) 60 Plus Association (Conservative)
$7.1 million

12) Club for Growth (Conservative)
$8.2 million

11) National Rifle Association (Conservative)
$8.4 million

10) National Association of Realtors (Nonpartisan)
$8.9 million

9) Americans for Job Security (Conservative)
$9.0 million

8) American Future Fund (Conservative)
$9.6 million

7) National Education Association (Liberal)
$10.3 million

6) American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (Liberal)
$13.2 million

5) Service Employees International Union (Liberal)
$16.0 million

4) Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Conservative)
$17.1 million

3) American Crossroads (Conservative)
$21.5 million

2) American Action Network (Conservative)
$26.1 million

1) Chamber of Commerce (Conservative)
$32.9 million

Total from 15 “Outsiders”:           $199.7 million

Conservative     (70.o5%):                    $139.9 million
Liberal             (25.49%):                    $  50.9 million
Nonpartisan         (04.46%):                    $    8.9 million

*  Source: Financial Times, October 22-23, 2011.

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