Campaign Contributions

TOP RECIPIENTS OF DIRECT DONATIONS FROM GUN RIGHTS GROUPS SINCE 2000*

Rank Candidate Money No. of Races
1 John Thune, R-S.D.
$137,755 3
2 Dean Heller, R-Nev.
$85,215 4 (3 House, 1 Senate)
3 Pat Toomey, R-Pa.
$83,169 4 (2 House, 2 Senate)
4 Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.
$79,950 2
5 Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
$77,935 6 (5 House, 1 Senate)
6 Ted Cruz, R-Texas
$69,279 1
7 Richard Burr, R-N.C.
$67,300 4 (2 House, 2 Senate)
8 David Vitter, R-La.
$64,561 2
9 Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
$59,439 1
10 Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
$55,800 2

*Gun rights figures include contributions made by political action committees that advocate for firearm freedoms, as well as identifiable gun rights group leaders and activists. Totals do not include contributions of $200 or less, which do not have to be reported to the Federal Election Commission.

TOP RECIPIENTS OF DIRECT DONATIONS FROM GUN CONTROL GROUPS SINCE 2000*

Rank Candidate Money No. of Races
1 Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
$21,450 3
2 Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
$14,250 3
3 Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
$13,577 3
4 Tom Carper, D-Del.
$10,500 3
5 Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc.
$7,800 7 (6 House, 1 Senate)
6 Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
$7,700 2
7 Patty Murray, D-Was.
$6,500 2
8 Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
$4,000 5 (3 House, 2 Senate)
9 Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
$3,500 2
10 Mark Udall, D-Co.
$2,750 5 (4 House, 1 Senate)

*Gun control figures include contributions made by political action committees that advocate for firearm restrictions, as well as identifiable gun control group leaders and activists. Totals do not include contributions of $200 or less, which do not have to be reported to the Federal Election Commission.