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Q: Federal campaign contributions ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Federal campaign contributions
Category: Relationships and Society > Politics
Asked by: bquery-ga
List Price: $80.00
Posted: 22 Aug 2006 18:18 PDT
Expires: 21 Sep 2006 18:18 PDT
Question ID: 758588
I would like to learn the following about contributions to federal
candidates (candidates for U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate and the
President), for a given election cycle (say, 2003-2004):

1. What was the total amount contributed to all candidates from
individuals (not including contributions from PACs or other
2. How much of the total in (1) came in contributions of $10,000 or more?
3. What is the total number of these contributions of $10,000 or more?

4. What was the total amount contributed to all candidates from PACs,
parties, and other organizations (all contributions not from
5. How much of the total in (4) came in contributions of $10,000 or more?
6. What is the total number of contributions of $10,000 or more, from
all organizations?

7. How many organizational (non-individual) entities contribute to
Federal candidates, subdivided by type? (How many PACs, how many party
committees, etc).
8. If we sorted all the entities in (7) in order of total giving,
starting from the biggest contributors, how many entities would be
needed to make up 50% of total contributions? 80% of total
contributions? I assume that it takes much less than 50% of the top
PACs to make up 50% of the contributions.
9. How did you obtain this information?

Thank you.

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 22 Aug 2006 19:02 PDT

I can provide an answer for the following only:


Clarification of Question by bquery-ga on 25 Aug 2006 09:57 PDT
Hi! Sorry, we need more answers than those two.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Federal campaign contributions
From: pinkfreud-ga on 25 Aug 2006 10:18 PDT
Bundling numerous questions together, as you've done here, may make it
less likely that you will get an answer. Since all parts of the
question must be answered in order for a Researcher to receive
compensation, this presents a daunting task that may cause many
Researchers to pass the question by.

You will probably do better if you post each of these items as a separate question.

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