April 26th, 2010
06:35 PM ET

Goldman Sachs' political contributions

Goldman Sachs' PAC and employees were among the top contributors to Barack Obama's campaign.

Goldman Sachs' PAC and employees were among the top contributors to Barack Obama's campaign.


The charts below summarize Goldman Sachs’ political contributions to federal candidates over the last several campaign cycles. Federal law prohibits a company from directly contributing money to a campaign; the totals below include contributions from the Goldman Sachs PAC and individual contributors who listed Goldman Sachs as their employer, and their family members. All of this information and more can be found at the Center for Responsive Politics.

Barack Obama’s top contributors from company PACs and employees (2007-2008 cycle)

Grouped together, Goldman Sachs’ PAC and employees were among the top contributors to the Obama presidential campaign.

University of California $1,591,395

Goldman Sachs $994,795

Harvard University $854,747

Microsoft Corp $833,617

Google Inc $803,436

Citigroup Inc $701,290

JPMorgan Chase & Co $695,132

Time Warner $590,084

Sidley Austin LLP $588,598

Stanford University $586,557

National Amusements Inc $551,683

UBS AG $543,219

Wilmerhale Llp $542,618

Skadden, Arps et al $530,839

IBM Corp $528,822

Columbia University $528,302

Morgan Stanley $514,881

General Electric $499,130

US Government $494,820

Latham & Watkins $493,835

John McCain’s top contributors from company PACs and employees (2007-2008 cycle)

Merrill Lynch $373,595

Citigroup Inc $322,051

Morgan Stanley $273,452

Goldman Sachs $230,095

JPMorgan Chase & Co $228,107

US Government $208,379

AT&T Inc $201,438

Wachovia Corp $195,063

UBS AG $192,493

Credit Suisse Group $183,353

PricewaterhouseCoopers $167,900

US Army $167,820

Bank of America $166,026

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher $159,596

Blank Rome LLP $154,226

Greenberg Traurig LLP $146,437

US Dept of Defense $144,105

FedEx Corp $131,974

Bear Stearns $117,498

Lehman Brothers $114,357

Click here to see a summary of Goldman Sachs PAC and employee contributions over the years. Goldman Sachs PAC and employees have given more to Democrats than Republicans across the past several campaign cycles.

Breakdown of Goldman Sachs PAC and employee contributions to members of Congress

Money to Congress: 2010 Cycle











# of Members
Average Contribution
Total Contributions





# of Members
Average Contribution
Total Contributions





Goldman Sachs PAC and employee contributions to Senate Banking Committee members (2009-2010)

Bayh, Evan (D-IN) $5,400

Bennet, Michael F (D-CO) $4,800

Bennett, Robert F (R-UT) $8,800

Bunning, Jim (R-KY) $2,000

Crapo, Mike (R-ID) $3,000

DeMint, James W (R-SC) $1,000

Dodd, Chris (D-CT) $4,250

Schumer, Charles E (D-NY) $22,600

Shelby, Richard C (R-AL) $34,600

Goldman Sachs PAC and employee contributions to House Financial Services Committee members (2009-2010)

Adler, John H (D-NJ) $5,750

Bachus, Spencer (R-AL) $2,500

Bean, Melissa (D-IL) $9,400

Capuano, Michael E (D-MA) $1,500

Castle, Michael N (R-DE) $2,400

Donnelly, Joe (D-IN) $1,000

Ellison, Keith (D-MN) $500

Foster, Bill (D-IL) $4,500

Garrett, Scott (R-NJ) $2,000

Hensarling, Jeb (R-TX) $1,000

Himes, Jim (D-CT) $15,150

Hodes, Paul W (D-NH) $13,100

Jenkins, Lynn (R-KS) $2,000

Lance, Leonard (R-NJ) $3,000

Lee, Christopher J (R-NY) $2,000

Maloney, Carolyn B (D-NY) $4,400

McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA) $4,500

McCotter, Thad (R-MI) $2,000

Meeks, Gregory W (D-NY) $2,500

Minnick, Walter Clifford (D-ID) $5,000

Paulsen, Erik (R-MN) $2,000

Posey, Bill (R-FL) $2,000

Royce, Ed (R-CA) $2,400

Velazquez, Nydia M (D-NY) $3,500

Waters, Maxine (D-CA) $2,400

Watt, Melvin L (D-NC) $2,500

Top Recipients, all federal candidates (2009-2010 cycle only)

McMahon, Michael E (D-NY) House $50,550

Shelby, Richard C (R-AL) Senate $34,600

Gillibrand, Kirsten (D-NY) Senate $23,800

Murphy, Scott (D-NY) House $23,450

Schumer, Charles E (D-NY) Senate $22,600

Kirk, Mark (R-IL) House $21,600

Pleitez, Emanuel (D-CA) House $20,175

Wyden, Ron (D-OR) Senate $15,900

Himes, Jim (D-CT) House $15,150

Khazei, Alan (D-MA) Senate $14,600

Hodes, Paul W (D-NH) House $13,100

Crist, Charles J Jr (R-FL) Senate $10,100

Dold, Robert (R-IL) House $9,850

Bean, Melissa (D-IL) House $9,400

Bennett, Robert F (R-UT) Senate $8,800

Roskam, Peter (R-IL) House $7,400

Saujani, Reshma M (D-NY) House $7,200

Coakley, Martha (D-MA) Senate $7,050

Blunt, Roy (R-MO) House $6,200

Adler, John H (D-NJ) House $5,750

Brown, Scott P (R-MA) Senate $5,550

Bayh, Evan (D-IN) Senate $5,400

Chachas, John Gregory (R-NV) Senate $5,100

Meek, Kendrick B (D-FL) House $5,050

Hoyer, Steny H (D-MD) House $5,000

Minnick, Walter Clifford (D-ID) House $5,000

Reid, Harry (D-NV) Senate $4,900

Bennet, Michael F (D-CO) Senate $4,800

Fiorina, Carly (R-CA) Senate $4,800

Conway, Jack (D-KY) Senate $4,650

Foster, Bill (D-IL) House $4,500

Lincoln, Blanche (D-AR) Senate $4,500

McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA) House $4,500

Ayotte, Kelly A (R-NH) Senate $4,400

Maloney, Carolyn B (D-NY) House $4,400

Dodd, Chris (D-CT) Senate $4,250

Foley, Thomas C (R-CT) Senate $4,150

Inouye, Daniel K (D-HI) Senate $4,000

Velazquez, Nydia M (D-NY) House $3,500

Specter, Arlen (D-PA) Senate $3,350

Hoffman, David (D-IL) Senate $3,150

Crapo, Mike (R-ID) Senate $3,000

Lance, Leonard (R-NJ) House $3,000

Murphy, Patrick J (D-PA) House $2,900

Tedisco, Jim (R-NY) House $2,900

Jackson, Cheryle (D-IL) Senate $2,800

Dorgan, Byron L (D-ND) Senate $2,650

Portman, Rob (R-OH) Senate $2,650

Bachus, Spencer (R-AL) House $2,500

Meeks, Gregory W (D-NY) House $2,500

Watt, Melvin L (D-NC) House $2,500

Bera, Ami (D-CA) House $2,400

Castle, Michael N (R-DE) House $2,400

Fisher, Lee Irwin (D-OH) Senate $2,400

Flake, Jeff (R-AZ) House $2,400

Royce, Ed (R-CA) House $2,400

Sowers, Tommy (D-MO) House $2,400

Waters, Maxine (D-CA) House $2,400

Williams, Roger (R-TX) Senate $2,400

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (R-FL) House $2,200

Bono Mack, Mary (R-CA) House $2,000

Bunning, Jim (R-KY) Senate $2,000

Camp, Dave (R-MI) House $2,000

Garrett, Scott (R-NJ) House $2,000

Grassley, Chuck (R-IA) Senate $2,000

Jenkins, Lynn (R-KS) House $2,000

Lee, Christopher J (R-NY) House $2,000

McCotter, Thad (R-MI) House $2,000

Melancon, Charles (D-LA) House $2,000

Paulsen, Erik (R-MN) House $2,000

Posey, Bill (R-FL) House $2,000

Rangel, Charles B (D-NY) House $2,000

Schwartz, Allyson (D-PA) House $2,000

Capuano, Michael E (D-MA) House $1,500

White, Bill (D-TX) Senate $1,500

Boxer, Barbara (D-CA) Senate $1,250

Arcuri, Michael (D-NY) House $1,000

Baucus, Max (D-MT) Senate $1,000

Burton, Dan (R-IN) House $1,000

Cantor, Eric (R-VA) House $1,000

Coburn, Tom (R-OK) Senate $1,000

DeMint, James W (R-SC) Senate $1,000

Diaz-Balart, Mario (R-FL) House $1,000

Donnelly, Joe (D-IN) House $1,000

Etheridge, Bob (D-NC) House $1,000

Grayson, Trey (R-KY) Senate $1,000

Gutierrez, Armando Jr (R-FL) House $1,000

Hamos, Julie (D-IL) House $1,000

Hensarling, Jeb (R-TX) House $1,000

Isakson, Johnny (R-GA) Senate $1,000

Kind, Ron (D-WI) House $1,000

Klobuchar, Amy (D-MN) Senate $1,000

Leahy, Patrick (D-VT) Senate $1,000

McDonald, Jack (D-TX) House $1,000

Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK) Senate $1,000

Murphy, Chris (D-CT) House $1,000

Murphy, Tim (R-PA) House $1,000

Norton, Jane (R-CO) Senate $1,000

Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA) House $1,000

Rooney, Brian John (R-MI) House $1,000

Top Recipients, all federal candidates (1990-2010)

Obama, Barack (D-Ill) $1,053,795

Clinton, Hillary (D-NY) $682,690

Corzine, Jon S (D-NJ) $585,870

Bush, George W (R-Texas) $528,124

Schumer, Charles E (D-NY) $481,040

Kerry, John (D-Mass) $351,750

McCain, John (R-Ariz) $337,065

Bradley, Bill (D-NJ) $323,550

Dodd, Chris (D-Conn) $273,466

Romney, Mitt (R-Mass) $254,025

Ryan, Jack (R-Ill) $218,161

Edwards, John (D-NC) $213,750

Lazio, Rick A (R-NY) $194,300

D'Amato, Alfonse M (R-NY) $189,150

Himes, Jim (D-Conn) $170,248

Bayh, Evan (D-Ind) $164,950

Specter, Arlen (R-Pa) $164,700

Daschle, Tom (D-SD) $158,500

Giuliani, Rudolph W (R-NY) $150,750

Menendez, Robert (D-NJ) $149,950

Clinton, Bill (D-Ark) $140,659

Lowey, Nita M (D-NY) $132,290

Lieberman, Joe (I-Conn) $123,700

Rangel, Charles B (D-NY) $115,100

Ford, Harold E Jr (D-Tenn) $111,997

Hutchison, Kay Bailey (R-Texas) $111,300

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  1. John

    Finally CNN has put up both sides. Congradulations on fair and balanced reporting hopefully it continues. Now tell the folks that every transaction financially with their accounts will be monitored by the Feds so they can be profiled. I wonder where we have heard that term recently.

    April 27, 2010 at 2:30 am |