STATE – MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that focuses on money’s influence on politics, has conducted an analysis of campaign contributions from companies and organizations to the sitting members of Congress from each state.
According to MapLight’s report, technology company Honeywell leads in donations to New Jersey’s Congressional delegation, spending a total of $139,434 on campaign contributions to currently sitting members of the House between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2011, and Senators from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2011.
Investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs spent $132,950; Winning Strategies Washington, a bi-partisan federal government relations firm, spent $122,858; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters spent $111,500 and insurer spent $109,700.
To learn more and see data for other states, visit http://maplight.org/who-owns-your-state
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