It is no secret that political money greases the wheels in Washington. Lobbyists are, of course, highly engaged in politics and therefore frequently give to candidates, parties and political action committees. These are the most generous donors who are also calling on congressional offices to influence policy.

Top Lobbyist Contributors

Lobbyist Total To Dems To Repubs To Super PACs
Gray, C Boyden C Boyden Gray $1,206,155 $0 $1,171,155 $35,000
Burgos, Tonio Tonio Burgos $505,831 $495,431 $10,400 $0
Miller, Jeff L Jeff L Miller $339,483 $0 $330,520 $0
Podesta, Heather Heather Podesta $318,245 $315,745 $1,000 $0
Elmendorf, Steven Steven Elmendorf $303,370 $289,570 $0 $11,000
Ballard, Brian D Brian D Ballard $298,600 $19,300 $278,300 $0
Beeson Tocco, Jessica Jessica Beeson Tocco $279,002 $4,725 $219,277 $55,000
Zirkin, Nancy Nancy Zirkin $259,000 $246,050 $0 $10,000
Kimbell, Jeffrey J Jeffrey J Kimbell $251,414 $0 $239,150 $5,000
Petrizzo, Thomas J Thomas J Petrizzo $234,300 $2,800 $231,500 $0
Smith, Michael D Michael D Smith $215,270 $209,220 $0 $1,500
Roberti, Vincent Vincent Roberti $209,100 $209,100 $0 $0
Pomper, Brian Arthur Brian Arthur Pomper $201,150 $186,650 $0 $0
Raffaniello, Patrick J 'Pat' Patrick J 'Pat' Raffaniello $170,223 $0 $170,223 $0
Geduldig, Sam K Sam K Geduldig $165,550 $1,000 $154,550 $0
Graefe, Frederick H Frederick H Graefe $164,447 $126,230 $36,942 $0
Nathanson, Melanie Melanie Nathanson $159,694 $153,914 $0 $0
Hirschmann, Susan Susan Hirschmann $158,975 $2,534 $148,649 $0
Mckay, Mike Mike Mckay $146,400 $144,400 $2,000 $0
Hohlt, Richard F Richard F Hohlt $146,000 $4,700 $141,300 $0
Brownstein, Norman Norman Brownstein $144,331 $88,710 $46,800 $0
Hellmann, Ralph Ralph Hellmann $143,050 $0 $143,050 $0
Spicer, Tracy B Tracy B Spicer $141,817 $141,817 $0 $0
Downs, Raissa H Raissa H Downs $139,471 $0 $139,471 $0
MacKinnon, Jeffrey M Jeffrey M MacKinnon $137,221 $1,000 $135,221 $0

Data on this page is generated by matching names of lobbyists who register with the Senate Office of Public Records to individual contribution data collected from the Federal Election Commission. These lobbyists were active for at least one quarter in the selected election cycle. Family totals are calculated by adding together a lobbyist's contributions and those from his or her family, including any dependent children.

Data for the most recent election cycle was downloaded on September 21, 2020.

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