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Three of Top Five Political Spenders Are Government Unions

Created on February 25, 2011

Three of Top Five Political Spenders Are Government Unions

Three of Top Five Political Spenders Are Government Unions

Chart 1 • B 2522

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Non-Political-Party Spending During 2009–2010 Election Cycle

$40 million

National Education Association

$44 million

Service Employees International Union

$65 million

American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS

$75 million

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

$91 million

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Sources: Brody Mullins and John McKinnon, “Campaign’s Big Spender,” The Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2010; and Steven Greenhouse, “Union Spends $91 Million on Midterms,” The Caucus, New York Times Blog, October 22, 2010.