October 8, 2012

Iowa’s Top 30 Political Campaign Donors to Federal and State Campaigns 2011-2012 (as of July 2012)

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Numbers on the first line with donors’ names and place of residence are total donations to federal and state candidates, parties, PACs, super PACs, and 527 campaigns. Numbers on the second line below the donors’ names break down the total between giving to federal and to state candidates, parties, PACs, super PACs, and 527 campaigns.

WILLIAM C. KNAPP, West Des Moines – $199,600, favoring Democrats
Federal: $42,500   State: $157,100

BRUCE L. RASTETTER, Iowa Falls – $173,300, favoring Republicans
Federal: $93,300    State: $80,000

JAMES S. COWNIE, Des Moines – $117,565, favoring Republicans
Federal: $80,000    State: $37,565

FRED S. HUBBELL, Des Moines – $114,275, favoring Democrats
Federal: $64,500    State: $49,775

GREGORY E. ABEL, West Des Moines – $97,738, favoring Republicans but also giving to some Democrats
Federal: $76,500    State: $21,238

GERALD M. KIRKE, West Des Moines – $92,850, favoring Republicans
Federal: $36,500    State: $56,350

VAN G. MILLER, Waterloo – $78,900, favoring Republicans but also giving to some Democrats
Federal: $77,800    State: $1,100

FREDERICK W. WEITZ, West Des Moines – $77,810, favoring Democrats
Federal: $64,210    State: $13,600

DENNY ELWELL, Ankeny – $71,000, favoring Republicans
Federal: $23,500    State: $47,500

JOHN M. SMITH, Cedar Rapids – $70,600, favoring Republicans
Federal: $42,750    State: $27,850

DONALD F. LAMBERTI, Ankeny – $68,750, favoring Republicans
Federal: $19,500    State: $49,250

BRENT RASTETTER, Ames – $66,500, favoring Republicans
Federal: $63,500    State: $3,000

JAMES DAVIS, Fairfield – $61,250. favoring Democrats
Federal: $60,950    State: $300

HARRY BOOKEY, Des Moines – $60,300, favoring Democrats
Federal: $52,500    State: $7,800

TOM MORELAND, Urbandale – $57,500, favoring Republicans
Federal: $56,500    State: $1,000

OWEN NEWLIN, Des Moines – $57,000, favoring Democrats
Federal: $26,000    State: $31,000

FRANK BROWNELL III, Montezuma – $53,800, favoring Republicans
Federal: $9,800    State: $44,000

KURT F. RASMUSSEN, Johnston – $52,650, evenly split between Democrats and Republicans
Federal: $17,000    State: $35,650

GERALD DAVID HURD, Des Moines – $42,427, favoring Democrats
Federal: $35,527    State: $11,900

CARL F. DALLMEYER, Washington – $47,150, favoring Republicans
Federal: $44,500    State: $2,650

PETER R. BROWNELL, Grinnell – $42,000, favoring Republicans
Federal: $15,000    State: $27,000

MICHAEL G. GARTNER, Des Moines – $41,500, favoring Democrats
Federal: $28,500    State: $13,000

RICHARD A. ALLBEE, Hampton – $40,775, favoring Republicans but also giving to Democrats
Federal: $6,500    State: $34,275

ROBERT FRAMPTON, Urbandale – $38,500, favoring Republicans
Federal: $38,500    State: $0

NICK T. RYAN, Des Moines – $35,801, favoring Republicans
Federal: $35,801    State: $0

LEE CHRISTIANSEN, Royal – $35,800, favoring Democrats
Federal: $35,800    State: $0

RICH EYCHANER, Des Moines – $35,125, favoring Democrats
Federal: $27,000    State: $8,125

CHARLENE LAMBERTI, Ankeny – $34,900, favoring Republicans
Federal: $4,900    State: $30,000

GEORGE H. FRAMPTON, Johnston – $34,900, favoring Republicans
Federal: $34,900    State: $0

JOHN PAPPAJOHN, Des Moines – $32,700, favoring Republicans
Federal: $32,700    State: $0

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HOW WE DID IT

The Center for Responsive Politics analyzed donations to candidates, parties, PACs, super PACs, and 527 organizations in selected states based on data released electronically by the Federal Election Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. The National Institute on Money in State Politics analyzed donations to candidates, parties and ballot measure committees in the same states based on data reported to state disclosure agencies.

The organizations merged their data to come up with the major campaign finance players in California, Colorado, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

Individual federal donors do not include contributions from family members and exclude contributions from candidates to themselves.

Reporters supplemented the data with other contributions, such as those to state PACs, in some instances. The Iowa data here were collected by IowaWatch and include money given to state PACs, but do not include donations to local elections.

Federal data is current as of July 2012. State data is current as of July 14, 2012.

 

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