Thibodeau Candidate & PAC Donors 2015-16_REV25Oct2016
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Contributions to Senator Michael Thibodeau and Thibodeau-controlled Political Action Committees (PACs), 2015-2016. Oct 24, 2016
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Disclaimer
This spreadsheet summarizes campaign contributions to Senator Michael Thibodeau and to Political Action Committees (PACs) he controls, for the period from January 1, 2015 through Sept 30, 2016.

The raw data used in the analysis was obtained from the public website of the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices (mainecampaignfinance.com).

The analysis was carried out on a volunteer basis by Waldo County voters who received no compensation of any kind for their work. These volunteers take full responsibility for any errors. If you find errors in these calculations, please contact: heatherselin@mac.com

Any user of this information should verify the information for their own purposes.

New campaign contribution data should be available at mainecampaignfinance.com on October 28. We will update this spreadsheet to include the new data as soon as possible.
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OCT 29 UPDATE: New contribution and expenditure reports released yesterday show that Thibodeau's candidate committee and PACS he controls have received an additional $260,000 in contributions just in October. This brings the grand total of contributions up to more than $747,000. We will incorporate this new data into the spreadsheet in the next few days. In the meantime, the reports are available at www.mainecampaignfinance.com. Look for the "11-Day Pre-General Report" under each of the committees.
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Content Overview

This tab provides a brief summary of all of the data analyzed.

The additional tabs below contain the more detailed data. Click on a tab to see the data.
- Thibodeau Direct: Contributions to Thibodeau's campaign committee
- Senate Repub Majority: Contributions to the Maine Senate Republican Majority PAC
- Senate Repub Pres Fund: Contributions to the Senate Republican Presidents Fund PAC
- Donors by Industry: Commercial and PAC contributions to all three committees, sorted by industry/sector
- Donors by State: All contributions to all three committees, sorted by in-state vs out-of-state

Original data sources are:
2016 Contributions: http://mainecampaignfinance.com/PublicSite/Docs/BulkDataDownloads/2016_ContributionLoanExtract.csv.zip
2015 Contributions (to July 19): http://mainecampaignfinance.com/PublicSite/Docs/BulkDataDownloads/2015_ContributionLoanExtract.csv.zip
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Summary
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Senator Thibodeau has a candidate campaign committee, and is listed as the primary officer of two other PACs, for total of three funds:
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- Michael D. Thibodeau Candidate Committee
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- Senate Republicans Presidents Fund
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- Maine Senate Republican Majority
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Thibodeau’s Senate staff members are the treasurers of the Senate Republicans Presidents Fund and the Maine Senate Republican Majority.
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Total contributions to these three committees between January 1, 2015 and Sept 30, 2016 were $487,164.
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Ninety-seven per cent (97%) of contributions ($472,073) were to the PACs:
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- $15,090 to the Michael D. Thibodeau Candidate Committee
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- $331,446 to the Maine Senate Republican Majority
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- $140,627 to the Senate Republicans Presidents Fund
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Contributions by Industry/Sector. We analyzed contributions from commercial sources and PACs (not from individuals) by industry or sector. A given industry/sector includes contributions by companies, industry associations, and PACs confirmed to be funded by that industry/sector.

1. $78,221: Political party committees and PACs (Republican and conservative)
2. $45,300: Telecommunications interests
3. $35,500: Automotive & private transportation interests
4. $35,200: Law & lobbyist firms
5. $32,950: Hospitals, healthcare organizations & medical groups
6. $30,075: Financial & banking interests
7. $27,450: Construction industry interests
8. $24,350: Pharmaceutical interests
9. $23,375: Oil & gas interests
10. $16,085: Alcohol interests (Including producers and distributors)
11. $16,000: Gambling interests
12. $15,500: Insurance interests (including life, property, casualty, & healthcare)
13. $15,260: Real estate & development interests
14. $13,125: Miscellaneous/other interests, businesses & associations
15. $10,375: Retail businesses
16. $ 9,000: Tobacco companies
17. $ 8,700: Energy transmission & distribution companies
18. $ 4,600: Hospitality & tourism interests
19. $ 4,375: Chemical industry interests
20. $ 3,787: Firearms interests (National Rifle Association PAC)
21. $ 3,150: Business interests (general, e.g. Chamber of Commerce)
22. $ 3,100: Renewable energy interests
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In-State vs Out-of-State Contributions

The proportion of contributors (including individual, commercial and PAC sources) providing an out-of-state address was 49%. However, this proportion increases to 51% - more than half - when taking into account obvious out-of-state interests using a Maine address (for example, a Walmart store based in Maine, or a Maine-based PAC with out of state donors).
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Out-of-State51%
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In-State49%
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TOTAL to 3 PACS$487,164
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percentage to each
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Thibodeau3.10%
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Senate Republican Majority68.04%
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Republican Presidents Fund28.87%
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