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Farm Bill 2008: PAC Donations

Below are the total contributions made by agribusiness political action committees (PACs) to members of the Senate Agriculture Committee in the four donation cycles between 2000 and 2006. Please note: These figures do not include campaign contributions from individuals.

Saxby Chambliss, (R-GA)

$805,359

E. Benjamin Nelson, (D-NE)

$451,200

Richard G. Lugar, (R-IN)

$418,542

Blanche Lincoln, (D-AR)

$393,024

Thad Cochran, (R-MS)

$390,639

Norm Coleman, (R-MN)

$389,366

Max Baucus, (D-MT)

$328,058

Charles Grassley, (R-IA)

$322,526

Tom Harkin, (D-IA)

$321,533

Kent Conrad, (D-ND)

$320,672

Pat Roberts, (R-KS)

$319,034

Mitch McConnell, (R-KY)

$267,865

John Thune, (R-SD)

$215,650

Mike Crapo, (R-ID)

$193,903

Lindsey Graham, (R-SC)

$181,365

Debbie Stabenow, (D-MI)

$171,746

Ken Salazar, (D-CO)

$31,773

Sherrod Brown, (D-OH)

$30,250

Amy Klobuchar , (D-MN)

$21,800

Robert Casey, Jr., (D-PA)

$21,000

Patrick J. Leahy, (D-VT)

$0*


Total: $5,595,305

*As a matter of policy, Sen. Leahy returns any PAC contributions he receives. However, he does accept other kinds of contributions from agricultural interests.

Source: Information about political contributions comes from the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan, nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C. http://www.opensecrets.org.



 

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