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489. Contributions to Congressional Campaigns by Political Action Committees (PAC), by Type of Committee

[In millions of dollars. Cover amounts given to candidates in primary, general, run-off, and special elections during the 2-year calendar period indicated. For number of political action committees, see table 484]

 
    Type of committee Open
Total 1 Democrats Republicans Incumbents Challengers seats 2
 
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 
  1979-80, total 37.9 20.5 17.2 24.9 7.9 5.1
  1981-82, total 3 61.1 34.2 26.8 40.8 10.9 9.4
Corporate 18.9 7.0 12.0 14.4 2.0 2.6
Trade association 4 16.8 7.2 9.7 12.4 2.1 2.3
Labor 15.4 14.7 0.7 8.5 4.3 2.6
Non-connected 5 7.4 3.9 3.5 3.4 2.5 1.6
 
  1983-84, total 3 75.7 46.3 29.3 57.2 11.3 7.2
Corporate 23.4 10.4 13.1 18.8 2.6 2.0
Trade association 4 20.4 10.5 9.9 16.5 2.1 1.7
Labor 19.8 18.8 1.0 14.3 3.5 2.0
Nonconnected 5 9.1 4.7 4.4 4.9 2.9 1.3
 
  1985-86, total 3 87.4 54.7 32.6 65.9 9.1 12.4
Corporate 26.9 12.9 14.0 22.9 1.0 3.0
Trade association 4 23.4 12.3 11.2 19.3 1.3 2.8
Labor 22.6 21.1 1.6 14.7 4.3 3.6
Nonconnected 5 11.1 6.6 4.5 6.1 2.4 2.6
 
  1987-88, total 102.2 67.4 34.7 82.2 10.0 10.0
Corporate 31.6 16.3 15.4 28.6 1.1 1.9
Trade association 4 28.6 16.5 12.0 24.6 1.5 2.5
Labor 26.8 24.8 2.0 18.3 5.1 3.3
Nonconnected 5 11.4 7.4 3.9 7.3 2.2 1.9
Cooperative 2.0 1.3 0.7 1.8 0.1 0.1
Corporation without stock 1.9 1.1 0.7 1.6 0.1 0.2
 
  1989-90, total 108.5 72.2 36.2 87.5 7.3 13.6
Corporate 35.4 18.7 16.7 30.8 1.4 3.2
Trade association 4 32.5 19.3 13.3 27.5 1.4 3.6
Labor 27.6 25.8 1.8 19.8 3.2 4.5
Nonconnected 5 8.5 5.5 2.9 5.5 1.1 1.8
Cooperative 2.2 1.5 0.8 2.0 0.1 0.2
Corporation without stock 2.2 1.4 0.7 1.9 0.1 0.2
 
  1991-92, total 127.4 85.4 41.7 94.4 12.2 20.8
Corporate 42.9 23.4 19.5 35.1 2.8 5.0
Trade association 4 38.8 23.2 15.5 29.2 2.9 6.6
Labor 30.7 29.0 1.5 20.0 4.5 6.2
Nonconnected 5 10.4 6.7 3.7 6.3 1.7 2.4
Cooperative 2.1 1.4 0.7 1.9 0.1 0.2
Corporation without stock 2.5 1.6 0.8 1.9 0.2 0.3
 
  1993-94, total 132.4 88.2 43.9 101.4 12.7 18.3
Corporate 43.5 23.6 19.9 36.3 2.9 4.3
Trade association 4 38.8 22.1 16.6 30.0 3.3 5.5
Labor 33.4 31.9 1.4 23.6 4.1 5.6
Nonconnected 5 11.8 7.4 4.4 7.4 2.0 2.4
Cooperative 2.3 1.6 0.8 2.1 0.1 0.2
Corporation without stock 2.6 1.6 0.9 1.9 0.3 0.3
 
  1995-96, total 159.8 79.4 79.7 117.2 21.4 20.1
Corporate 53.2 16.2 36.8 45.8 1.9 5.2
Trade association 4 45.4 16.8 28.4 35.5 3.8 5.9
Labor 40.2 37.3 2.7 22.0 11.8 6.0
Nonconnected 5 15.6 6.8 8.7 9.5 3.5 2.5
Cooperative 2.3 1.0 1.3 2.0 0.1 0.2
Corporation without stock 3.1 1.3 1.8 2.4 0.3 0.3
 
  1997-98, total 158.7 77.6 80.9 123.9 14.8 19.7
Corporate 50.3 16.2 34.1 44.1 2.0 4.2
Trade association 4 46.5 17.7 28.8 38.1 3.0 5.3
Labor 37.3 34.1 3.1 26.1 5.4 5.7
Nonconnected 5 20.0 7.6 12.3 11.5 4.2 4.3
Cooperative 1.8 0.9 0.9 1.7 0.0 0.1
Corporation without stock 2.9 1.3 1.6 2.4 0.2 0.3
 
SENATE
 
  1979-80, total 17.3 8.4 9.0 8.6 6.6 2.1
  1981-82, total 3 22.6 11.2 11.4 14.3 5.2 3.0
Corporate 8.6 2.4 6.2 5.5 1.7 1.4
Trade association 4 5.0 2.2 2.8 3.7 0.8 0.5
Labor 4.9 4.5 0.4 3.0 1.3 0.5
Non-connected 5 3.3 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.3 0.5
 
  1983-84, total 3 29.7 14.0 15.6 17.9 6.3 5.4
Corporate 12.0 3.2 8.8 8.8 1.1 2.2
Trade association 4 6.3 2.7 3.7 4.5 0.9 1.0
Labor 5.0 4.7 0.3 1.6 2.3 1.2
Nonconnected 5 5.4 3.0 2.4 2.4 2.0 1.0
 
  1985-86, total 3 45.3 20.2 25.1 23.7 10.2 11.4
Corporate 19.2 4.8 14.4 11.7 2.7 4.9
Trade association 4 9.5 3.8 5.7 5.7 1.6 2.1
Labor 7.2 6.6 0.6 2.2 3.2 1.9
Nonconnected 5 7.7 4.2 3.4 3.1 2.4 2.2
 
  1987-88, total 45.7 24.2 21.5 28.7 8.0 9.0
Corporate 18.8 7.2 11.6 12.7 2.4 3.7
Trade association 4 10.4 4.8 5.6 7.1 1.3 2.0
Labor 7.1 6.5 0.5 3.6 2.2 1.3
Nonconnected 5 7.8 4.8 3.0 4.2 2.0 1.6
Cooperative 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.1
Corporation without stock 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.1 0.2
 
  1989-90, total 41.2 20.2 21.0 29.5 8.2 3.5
Corporate 18.0 6.1 11.9 13.0 3.5 1.5
Trade association 4 10.0 4.2 5.8 7.2 1.8 0.9
Labor 6.0 5.6 0.4 3.9 1.7 0.4
Nonconnected 5 5.7 3.5 2.2 4.2 1.1 0.5
Cooperative 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.0
Corporation without stock 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.1 0.1
 
  1991-92, total 51.2 29.0 22.2 31.9 9.4 10.0
Corporate 21.2 8.7 12.5 14.6 2.9 3.8
Trade association 4 12.5 6.6 5.9 8.2 1.8 2.4
Labor 8.6 8.3 0.4 3.8 2.9 1.9
Nonconnected 5 7.0 4.2 2.8 4.0 1.5 1.5
Cooperative 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.2
Corporation without stock 1.2 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.2 0.2
 
  1993-94, total 47.2 24.0 23.2 26.3 5.7 15.1
Corporate 20.8 7.8 13.0 11.7 2.0 7.2
Trade association 4 11.5 4.9 6.6 6.8 1.1 3.6
Labor 7.3 7.1 0.2 3.6 1.7 2.0
Nonconnected 5 5.7 3.1 2.6 3.1 0.8 1.8
Cooperative 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.1
Corporation without stock 1.2 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.4
 
  1995-96, total 55.4 19.3 36.0 28.6 7.6 19.3
Corporate 23.4 4.9 18.5 13.7 2.7 7.1
Trade association 4 14.5 4.1 10.3 7.7 1.7 5.1
Labor 7.7 7.0 0.7 2.4 1.5 3.8
Nonconnected 5 7.9 2.7 5.2 3.8 1.3 2.7
Cooperative 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.2
Corporation without stock 1.3 0.4 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.4
 
  1997-98, total 48.1 20.7 27.3 34.3 6.6 7.2
Corporate 20.9 6.9 14.0 15.3 2.6 3.0
Trade association 4 12.5 4.6 7.9 9.0 1.6 1.9
Labor 6.0 5.4 0.6 4.0 0.9 1.5
Nonconnected 5 7.1 3.0 4.1 4.9 1.2 1.0
Cooperative 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.4
Corporation without stock 1.1 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.5 1.1



1 Includes other parties, not shown separately.
2 Elections in which an incumbent did not seek re-election.
3 Includes other types of political action committees not shown separately.
4 Includes membership organizations and health organizations.
5 Represents "ideological" groups as well as other issue groups not necessarily ideological in nature.

Source: U.S. Federal Election Commission, FEC Reports on Financial Activity, Party and Non-Party Political Committees, Final Report,, biennial. http://www.fec.gov/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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