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Largest federal contributors through Aug. 30, 2012
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Source: Federal Election Commission
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RankNameCityStateTotalNotes
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1Adelson, Sheldon G.Las VegasNV$18,837,600Owner of Sands Casino; gave to Gingrich and Romney super PACs.
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2Adelson, Miriam Dr.Las VegasNV$17,516,700Wife of #1 Sheldon Adelson; gave to Gingrich, Romney super PACs.
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3Perry, Bob J.HoustonTX$15,798,500Homebuilder; gave to Restore Our Future (Romney super PAC) and American Crossroads (GOP super PAC).
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4Simmons, Harold C.DallasTX$14,575,300Investor; owner of #15 Contran Corp.; husband of #58 Annette Simmons; gave to American Crossroads and to Romney and Gingrich super PACs.
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5Brunner, John GSaint LouisMO$6,739,399Self-funded Republican Senate candidate in Missouri; lost primary to Todd Akin.
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6Binnie, William HRyeNH$6,569,218Self-funded Republican Senate candidate in New Hampshire in 2010; lost primary to Kelly Ayotte.
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7National Education AssociationWashingtonDC$5,079,150Teachers union; gave to its own PAC.
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8Hovde, Eric D MrMadisonWI$4,850,000Self-funded Republican Senate candidate in Wisconsin; lost primary to Tommy Thompson.
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9Thiel, Peter A.San FranciscoCA$4,830,500PayPal co-founder; gave to Endorse Liberty (Ron Paul super PAC) and Club for Growth (conservative super PAC)
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10Simons, James H.New YorkNY$4,076,600Mathematician and hedge fund manager; gave to Priorities USA Action (Obama super PAC) and House and Senate Democratic super PACs.
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11Eychaner, FredChicagoIL$3,334,600Media executive; gave to Priorities USA Action (Obama super PAC) and Democratic House and Senate super PACs.
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12Mercer, Robert L.East SetauketNY$3,327,700Hedge fund manager; gave to Restore Our Future (Romney super PAC) and American Crossroads (GOP super PAC)
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13Childs, John W.Vero BeachFL$3,157,000Private equity; gave to Club for Growth (conservative super PAC), Restore Our Future (Romney super PAC) and American Crossroads (GOP super PAC).
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14Bloomberg, Michael R.New YorkNY$3,118,738Billionaire mayor of New York; gave to Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action, a "dark money" group that doesn't have to disclose donors but did in his case.
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15Contran CorporationDallasTX$3,025,000Owned by #4, Harold Simmons; gave to American Crossroads (GOP super PAC).
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16Goldman, Amy P.New YorkNY$2,828,540Philanthropist and heirloom plant conservationist; gave to Planned Parenthood and pro-Obama super PACs.
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17Ramsey, John AustinTX$2,795,483College student; founded and funded his own pro-Ron Paul super PAC, Liberty for All
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18Leppert, Thomas C.DallasTX$2,725,000Former Dallas mayor; self-funded Republican Senate candidate in Texas; finished third; Ted Cruz won runoff.
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19Cooperative Of American PhysiciansLos AngelesCA$2,639,330Physician-owned medical malpractice insurer; gave to its independent expenditure committee.
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20Perenchio, JerryLos AngelesCA$2,615,500Retired head of Univision Spanish-language TV network; gave to American Crossroads (GOP super PAC) and Restore Our Future (Romney super PAC)
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21Friess, Foster SJacksonWY$2,418,100Investor; gave to Red White and Blue Fund (Santorum super PAC).
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22Singer, PaulNew YorkNY$2,295,568Hedge fund manager; gave to Restore Our Future (Romney super PAC) and American Unity PAC (GOP super PAC).
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23Dore, William JLake CharlesLA$2,250,000Oil and gas executive; gave to the Red White & Blue Fund (Santorum super PAC).
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24Huntsman, Jon M SrSalt Lake CityUT$2,222,039Businessman; funded his son's super PAC.
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25Katzenberg, JeffreyUniversal CityCA$2,219,300Co-founder of DreamWorks; gave to Priorities USA Action (Obama super PAC).
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26AFL-CIOWashingtonDC$2,206,369Labor union federation; gave to its super PAC, Workers Voices.
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27Rowling, Robert B.IrvingTX$2,100,000
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28Griffin, Kenneth C.ChicagoIL$2,097,000
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29Stryker, JonNew YorkNY$2,081,500
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30Mostyn, SteveHoustonTX$2,072,550Trial lawyer; husband of #72 Amber Mostyn.
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31FreedomworksWashingtonDC$2,068,971
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32Jacobs, Irwin MarkLa JollaCA$2,032,400
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33TRT Holdings Inc.IrvingTX$2,000,000
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34Pittenger, Robert M.CharlotteNC$1,923,567
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35Delbene, SuzanBothellWA$1,901,740
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36Association Of Realtors, NationalChicagoIL$1,809,776Real estate trade group
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37Communications Workers Of AmericaWashingtonDC$1,761,471Union
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38Ganley, Thomas DBrecksvilleOH$1,752,896
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39Oxbow Carbon, LlcWest Palm BeachFL$1,750,000
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40Chambers, Anne CoxAtlantaGA$1,552,500
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41Republican Governors AssociationWashingtonDC$1,518,605GOP governors
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42Linbeck, Leo IIIHoustonTX$1,515,042
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43Crow Holdings L.L.C. - DistributionDallasTX$1,500,000
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43National Air Traffic Controllers Association PacWashingtonDC$1,500,000Union
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43Weaver HoldingsNoblesvilleIN$1,500,000
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46Earhart, Anne G.Corona Del MarCA$1,436,400Oil heiress
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47Ricketts, J. JoeDenverCO$1,397,500
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48Geier, Philip H. Jr.New YorkNY$1,372,500
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49Soros, GeorgeNew YorkNY$1,366,500Investor.
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50Delaney, John K.PotomacMD$1,363,914
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51Stiefel, BarbaraCoral GablesFL$1,359,444
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52Service Employees International Union Pea-FederalWashingtonDC$1,357,269Union
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53Huffman, James IIPortlandOR$1,290,000
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54Angelos, Peter G.BaltimoreMD$1,273,800Investor; owner of the Baltimore Orioles.
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55Bloomfield, WilliamManhattan BeachCA$1,259,080
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56Craft, JoeTulsaOK$1,250,000
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56Robertson, JulianLocust ValleyNY$1,250,000
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58Simmons, AnnetteDallasTX$1,224,800Wife of #4 Harold Simmons.
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59Ahmed, KareemRancho CucamongaCA$1,158,300
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60SEIU COPEWashingtonDC$1,150,000
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61Saban, HaimLos AngelesCA$1,064,300
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62Heifetz, MelPhiladelphiaPA$1,063,550
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63James, VirginiaLambertvilleNJ$1,051,500
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64Stephens, Jackson T. Jr.Little RockAR$1,045,000
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65Parsons, RobertScottsdaleAZ$1,035,000
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66Working For Working AmericansLas VegasNV$1,025,000
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67Paulson, JohnNew YorkNY$1,015,000
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68Marriott, RichardBethesdaMD$1,008,124
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69Peters, Scott HLa JollaCA$1,007,500
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70Ortenzio, RoccoLemoynePA$1,005,250
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71Davis, James SBostonMA$1,005,000
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71Mostyn, Amber A.HoustonTX$1,005,000Trial lawyer; wife of #29 Steve Mostyn
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73Webster, StevenHoustonTX$1,004,000
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74Moskowitz, IrvingHawaiian GardensCA$1,003,500
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75Conard, EdwardNew YorkNY$1,001,000
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75Freeman, MorganLos AngelesCA$1,001,000
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75Kleinheinz, JohnFort WorthTX$1,001,000
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78Clayton Williams Energy Inc.MidlandTX$1,000,000
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78Eli Publishing IncProvoUT$1,000,000
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78F8 LlcProvoUT$1,000,000
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78Haney, FranklinWashingtonDC$1,000,000
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78Hughes, B. Wayne Sr.LexingtonKY$1,000,000
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78Huron Carbon LlcWest Palm BeachFL$1,000,000
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78Maher, WilliamLos AngelesCA$1,000,000
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78Marriott, J.W. Jr.BethesdaMD$1,000,000
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78Odysseyre Holdings Corp.StamfordCT$1,000,000
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78Rooney Holdings, Inc.TulsaOK$1,000,000
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78Stephens Inc.Little RockAR$1,000,000
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78The Renco Group, Inc.New YorkNY$1,000,000
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78Unite Here Tip State & Local FundNew YorkNY$1,000,000
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78United Association Of Journeymen And Apprentices Of The Pipe Fitting IndustryAnnapolisMD$1,000,000
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78Whiteco Industries Inc.MerrillvilleIN$1,000,000
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78Working For Working Americans - FederalLas VegasNV$1,000,000
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94American Federation Of State, County & Municipal EmployeesWashingtonDC$990,000
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95Larry H. Miller Group Of CompaniesSandyUT$987,000
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96Hamm, HaroldOklahoma CityOK$985,000
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