Top All-Time Political Donors 1989-2010

Why do these corporations pour millions into a political party? That is the real million dollar question.

1989-2010

DemsRepub
1AT&T Inc$43,501,24044%55%
2American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees$40,965,17398%1%
3National Assn of Realtors$35,179,01348%51%
4Goldman Sachs$31,183,66264%35%
5Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$30,920,69697%2%
6American Assn for Justice$30,734,42990%9%
7National Education Assn$29,908,62592%6%
8Laborers Union$28,201,60092%7%
9Service Employees International Union$27,510,25795%3%
10Teamsters Union$27,402,30492%6%
11Carpenters & Joiners Union$27,368,25889%10%
12Communications Workers of America$26,748,74699%0%
13Citigroup Inc$26,562,90550%49%
14American Medical Assn$26,213,44939%60%
15American Federation of Teachers$25,996,07198%0%
16United Auto Workers$25,767,00298%0%
17Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union$24,793,47798%0%
18National Auto Dealers Assn$24,048,80831%68%
19Altria Group$23,869,89128%71%
20United Food & Commercial Workers Union$23,742,07498%1%
21United Parcel Service$23,649,47636%63%
22American Bankers Assn$21,945,96641%58%
23National Assn of Home Builders$21,401,35535%64%
24EMILY’s List$20,984,38499%0%
25National Beer Wholesalers Assn$20,300,84531%68%
26Microsoft Corp$19,692,77452%46%
27Time Warner$19,653,33171%28%
28JPMorgan Chase & Co$19,395,54851%48%
29National Assn of Letter Carriers$19,206,78488%11%
30Morgan Stanley$18,173,70845%53%
31AFL-CIO$18,034,96795%4%
32Verizon Communications$17,812,92739%59%
33FedEx Corp$17,676,55640%58%
34Lockheed Martin$17,638,38842%57%
35General Electric$17,349,80350%49%
36National Rifle Assn$17,095,13617%82%
37Sheet Metal Workers Union$16,907,56397%2%
38Ernst & Young$16,746,41344%55%
39Credit Union National Assn$16,694,23747%51%
40Bank of America$16,568,59147%52%
41Operating Engineers Union$16,235,35085%14%
42American Dental Assn$16,134,57946%53%
43American Hospital Assn$16,126,10952%46%
44Plumbers & Pipefitters Union$15,807,53694%5%
45Blue Cross/Blue Shield$15,779,30539%60%
46Air Line Pilots Assn$15,478,91784%15%
47International Assn of Fire Fighters$15,372,24382%17%
48Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu$15,366,87034%65%
49PricewaterhouseCoopers$15,073,03336%63%
50Natl Assn/Insurance & Financial Advisors$14,845,20542%56%
51AFLAC Inc$14,582,26944%55%
52Merrill Lynch$14,299,16037%61%
53Union Pacific Corp$13,847,94823%76%
54Boeing Co$13,579,26247%52%
55United Steelworkers$13,477,94799%0%
56United Transportation Union$13,373,54588%11%
57Reynolds American$13,302,82724%75%
58Pfizer Inc$13,210,08729%70%
59BellSouth Corp$12,993,78245%54%
60Ironworkers Union$12,923,77592%7%
61American Institute of CPAs$12,698,58542%57%
62Credit Suisse Group$12,141,21544%55%
63American Postal Workers Union$11,925,47395%4%
64National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn$11,745,87152%47%
65General Dynamics$11,496,72446%53%
66American Financial Group$11,334,67518%81%
67GlaxoSmithKline$10,895,74428%70%
68Walt Disney Co$10,810,54967%32%
69Chevron$10,709,39525%74%
70Exxon Mobil$10,511,02314%85%
71Natl Active & Retired Fed Employees Assn $10,430,00077%21%
72MBNA Corp$10,059,00617%82%
73General Motors$9,950,91938%60%
74UST Inc$9,935,06121%78%
75Freddie Mac$9,859,49043%56%
76AIG$9,744,31250%49%
77Human Rights Campaign$9,741,37590%9%
78National Restaurant Assn$9,645,99515%83%
79Southern Co$9,544,34531%68%
80Prudential Financial$9,345,07448%51%
81MetLife Inc$9,284,36555%44%
82American Academy of Ophthalmology$9,162,53852%47%
83National Cmte to Preserve Social Security & Medicare$9,144,49980%19%
84Eli Lilly & Co$9,039,67428%71%
85CSX Corp$8,935,78531%68%
86Associated General Contractors$8,811,94114%85%
87Amway/Alticor Inc$8,716,6010%99%
88National Cmte for an Effective Congress$8,707,94099%0%
89American Maritime Officers$8,606,03146%53%
90Archer Daniels Midland$8,303,36443%56%
91Seafarers International Union$8,140,14484%14%
92MCI Inc$8,093,47246%53%
93American Airlines$8,052,02347%52%
94American Council of Life Insurers$7,581,09037%62%
95Marine Engineers Beneficial Assn$7,353,62774%25%
96Bristol-Myers Squibb$7,282,43721%78%
97Enron Corp$6,633,45729%70%
98Andersen$6,313,42237%62%
99BP$6,120,97128%70%
100Vivendi$4,455,94066%32%

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