Key players in the North Carolina broadband battle

North Carolina

North Carolina

Top telecom donors:

1. AT&T $1,658,591
2. TWC $516,549
3. CenturyLink $393,394

Top telecom beneficiaries:

1. Sen. Phil Berger (R) $72,000
First elected in 2000
2. Sen. Thomas Apodaca (R) $60,250
First elected in 2002
3. Rep. Thomas Tillis (R) $46,000
First elected in 2006
4. Rep. Julia Craven Howard (R) $31,500
First elected in 1988
5. Rep. Michael Hager (R) $21,500
First elected in 2010
8. Rep. Marilyn Avila (R) $16,000
First elected in 2010

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