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Saturday, December 15, 2012

NRA Contributions in 2012 (Open Secrets Dot Org)

I often visit OpenSecrets Dot Org.  The site is basically a repository for information and data relevant to all things politically important. 

As time passes, and we experience more and more mass shootings,  I think it important to stay informed on the extent National Rifle Association's grip on US politicians. 

During a recent flip through a few Facebook Pages, I notice the NRA had de-activated (albeit it temporary I am certain) one of its pages.  Well, I wonder why? It is truly amazing Limbaugh and Huckabee  go about making clowns of themselves with shooting related comment, the NRA close-up shop like a frightened and protective turtle.

Well, the the NRA closes-up shop, let take a look at how the organization feeds political campaigns.

As you view the legend below, join me in wonderment of how m,any of those sources of funds PACs are LEFT leaning.

National Rifle Assn: All Recipients

Among Federal Candidates, 2012 Cycle

Total: $719,596
Source of Funds:
Party Split:

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NameOfficeTotal Contributions
Fincher, Steve (R-TN)House$9,900
Renacci, Jim (R-OH)House$9,900
Mandel, Josh (R-OH)Senate$9,450
Berg, Rick (R-ND)House$7,450
Cantor, Eric (R-VA)House$7,450
Coffman, Mike (R-CO)House$7,450
Labrador, Raul (R-ID)House$7,100
Thompson, Tommy G (R-WI)Senate$7,000
Carter, John (R-TX)House$6,950
Heller, Dean (R-NV)Senate$6,950
Matheson, Jim (D-UT)House$6,950
Allen, George (R-VA)Senate$6,450
Gosar, Paul (R-AZ)House$5,950
King, Steven A (R-IA)House$5,950
Romney, Mitt (R)Pres$5,850
Barrasso, John A (R-WY)Senate$5,308
Dingell, John D (D-MI)House$5,000
Hatch, Orrin G (R-UT)Senate$5,000
Murphy, Tim (R-PA)House$5,000
Rogers, Hal (R-KY)House$5,000
Ross, Mike (D-AR)House$5,000
Runyan, Jon (R-NJ)House$5,000
Simpson, Mike (R-ID)House$5,000
Barrow, John (D-GA)House$4,950
Benishek, Dan (R-MI)House$4,950
Canseco, Francisco (R-TX)House$4,950
Corker, Bob (R-TN)Senate$4,950
Holden, Tim (D-PA)House$4,950
Mourdock, Richard E (R-IN)Senate$4,950
Rigell, Scott (R-VA)House$4,950
Sessions, Pete (R-TX)House$4,950
Shuler, Heath (D-NC)House$4,950
Stearns, Cliff (R-FL)House$4,950
Wicker, Roger (R-MS)Senate$4,950
Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)House$4,500
Flores, Bill (R-TX)House$4,500
Manchin, Joe (D-WV)Senate$4,500
Smith, Lamar (R-TX)House$4,500
Terry, Lee (R-NE)House$4,500
Tipton, Scott (R-CO)House$4,500
Griffith, Morgan (R-VA)House$4,150
Amodei, Mark (R-NV)House$4,000
Bartlett, Roscoe G (R-MD)House$4,000
Bucshon, Larry (R-IN)House$4,000
Chandler, Ben (D-KY)House$4,000
Coble, Howard (R-NC)House$4,000
Griffin, Tim (R-AR)House$4,000
Johnson, Timothy (R-IL)House$4,000
Miller, Jeff (R-FL)House$4,000
Yoder, Kevin (R-KS)House$4,000
Bishop, Sanford D Jr (D-GA)House$3,650
Cole, Tom (R-OK)House$3,500
Critz, Mark (D-PA)House$3,500
Duffy, Sean P (R-WI)House$3,500
Granger, Kay (R-TX)House$3,500
Schilling, Bobby (R-IL)House$3,500
Upton, Fred (R-MI)House$3,500
Walorski, Jackie (R-IN)House$3,500
McCaul, Michael (R-TX)House$3,150
Nunnelee, Alan (R-MS)House$3,150
Bachus, Spencer (R-AL)House$3,000
Denham, Jeff (R-CA)House$3,000
Ellmers, Renee (R-NC)House$3,000
Fischer, Deb (R-NE)Senate$3,000
Gibbs, Bob (R-OH)House$3,000
Graves, Tom (R-GA)House$3,000
Harris, Andy (R-MD)House$3,000
Hensarling, Jeb (R-TX)House$3,000
Hochul, Kathleen (D-NY)House$3,000
Huizenga, Bill (R-MI)House$3,000
Hurt, Robert (R-VA)House$3,000
Johnson, Sam (R-TX)House$3,000
Kissell, Larry (D-NC)House$3,000
Latham, Tom (R-IA)House$3,000
LaTourette, Steve (R-OH)House$3,000
Michaud, Mike (D-ME)House$3,000
Moran, Jerry (R-KS)Senate$3,000
Perry, Scott (R-PA)House$3,000
Ribble, Reid (R-WI)House$3,000
Roskam, Peter (R-IL)House$3,000
Ryan, Tim (D-OH)House$3,000
Schrader, Kurt (D-OR)House$3,000
Sullivan, John (R-OK)House$3,000
Walden, Greg (R-OR)House$3,000
Quayle, Ben (R-AZ)House$2,600
Altmire, Jason (D-PA)House$2,500
Altschuler, Randy (R-NY)House$2,500
Baca, Joe (D-CA)House$2,500
Barr, Andy (R-KY)House$2,500
Bilbray, Brian P (R-CA)House$2,500
Boehner, John (R-OH)House$2,500
Buerkle, Ann Marie (R-NY)House$2,500
Cardoza, Dennis (D-CA)House$2,500
Franks, Trent (R-AZ)House$2,500
Gibson, Chris (R-NY)House$2,500
Guthrie, Brett (R-KY)House$2,500
Hayworth, Nan (R-NY)House$2,500
Heck, Joe (R-NV)House$2,500
Kelly, Jesse (R-AZ)House$2,500
Kingston, Jack (R-GA)House$2,500
METHODOLOGY: The numbers on this page are based on contributions from PACs and individuals giving $200 or more. All donations were made during the 2012 election cycle and were released by the Federal Election Commission. Figures for the current election cycle are based on data released on November 12, 2012.
Feel free to distribute or cite this material, but please credit the Center for Responsive Politics.

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