Monday, February 12, 2007

Summary of 2006 Political Money Flows - KNS

Very informative summary from Knoxville News Sentinel

Link

2006 campaign contributions and expenditures

Top 2006 contributors
(Most of these contributions were made to funds involved in state legislative races.) $379,441 -- from Republican State Leadership Committee to House and Senate Republican caucuses or spent directly on TV ads that attacked Democrats

  • $345,000 -- from Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, Washington, to Tennessee Democratic Party state account
  • $280,000 -- from Service Employees International Union PAC, Washington, to Tennessee Democratic Party state account ($29,500 returned after election)
  • $165,000 -- from Federal Express PAC, Memphis, to partisan caucus campaign accounts on both sides, including $85,000 to Democratic groups and $80,000 to Republican groups
  • $150,000 -- from Volunteer PAC, operated by former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, to state Republican Party's Legislative Campaign Committee
  • $130,000 -- from Speaker's Fund, a PAC operated by House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh, to Tennessee Democratic Party's state account
  • $127,000 -- from Plumbers and Pipefitters Union PAC, Washington, including $87,000 to Tennessee Democratic Party state account and $40,000 to Senate Democratic Caucus
  • $100,000 -- from national Democratic Governors Association, Washington, to Tennessee Democratic Party state account
  • $100,000 -- from ATLA PAC, operated by the American Trial Lawyers Association, to the Tennessee Democratic Party state account
  • $67,000 -- from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC to Tennessee Democratic Party's state acount
  • $60,000 -- from RAAMPAC, a PAC operated by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, to state Republican Party's Legislative Campaign Committee
  • $55,000 -- from John Templeton of Bryn Mawr, Pa., to state Republican Party's Legislative Campaign Committee
  • $40,000 -- from national Republican Governors Association, to state Republican Party's Legislative Campaign Committee
  • $36,400 -- from Kelley Beaman, Nashville, to state Republican Party's Legislative Campaign Committee. Her husband, Lee Beaman, gave another $25,000.
  • $30,000 -- from AFL CIO, Washington, to Tennessee Democratic Party's state account
  • $30,000 -- from James Haslam, Pilot Oil Co. CEO, to state Republican Party's Legislative Campaign Committee

    Source: Tennessee Registry of Election Finance

    2006 expenditures by major Tennessee political party campaign organizations

  • $2,577,943 — Tennessee Democratic Party (state account)
  • $640,060 — Tennessee Legislative Campaign Committee (Republican Party, state account)
  • $5,167,066 — Tennessee Democratic Party (federal account)
  • $5,593,779 — Tennessee Republican Party (federal account)
  • $686,188 — House Democratic Caucus
  • $336,988 — House Republican Caucus
  • $538,383 — Senate Democratic Caucus
  • $219,322 — Senate Republican Caucus

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