These People Raised A Lot Of Money During The Government Shutdown

The government shutdown was good for fundraising.

1. DNC Services Corporation/Democratic National Committee: $1,564,273

Number of donors: 1,548

2. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: $972,938

Number of donors: 902

3. Republican National Committee: $963,087

Number of donors: 1,270

4. National Republican Senatorial Committee: $553,543

Number of donors: 234

5. Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball Political Action Committee: $345,000

Number of donors: 5

6. American Society of Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee: $252,600

Number of donors: 388

7. Emily’s List: $216,443

Emily’s List

Number of donors: 488

8. Planned Parenthood Votes: $185,500

Number of donors: 6

9. National Republican Congressional Committee: $169,715

Number of donors: 327

10. Dealers Election Action Committee of the National Automotive Dealers Association: $162,112

Number of donors: 208

11. Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee: $159,450

Number of donors: 67

12. Cantor Victory Fund: $153,600

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Number of donors: 11 (including Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who wrote a $25,000 check)

13. National Association of Realtors Political Action Committee: $117,100

Number of donors: 301

14. Club for Growth: $117,100

Number of donors: 18

15. Senate Conservatives Fund: $83,395

Number of donors: 195 (Senate Conservatives Fund is seen as an anti-establishment PAC. They generally support Tea Party candidates.)

16. Comcast Corporation & Nbcuniversal Political Action Committee - Federal: $82,324

Number of donors: 127

17. American Seniors Housing Association PAC: $72,945

American Seniors Housing Association PAC

Number of donors: 30

18. American Association for Justice Political Action Committee: $72,882

Number of donors: 147

19. Madison Project Inc.: $70,143

Number of donors: 180 (Much like Senate Conservatives Fund, Madison Project is an anti-establishment PAC.)

20. Neil Riser Campaign Inc.: $62,500

Number of donors: 78

21. National Multifamily Housing Council Political Action Committee: $57,951

Number of donors: 75

22. American Commitment Action Fund: $55,000

Number of donors: 2 (Interestingly, ACA a conservative PAC, only has raised $200,000 total. Both came in checks from hedge funder Sean Fieler and New Jersey GOP superdonor Virginia James.)

23. IPAA Wildcatters Fund: $53,250

Number of donors: 34

24. Arizona Republican Party: $53,250

Number of donors: 12

25. American Hospital Association PAC: $50,791

Number of donors: 121

Note: We didn’t include the campaigns of four candidates who were running for 2013 special elections, but were not in Congress during the shutdown: Cory Booker ($546,418), Steve Lonegan ($297,211), Bradley Byrne ($143,600), and Katherine Clark ($65,000).

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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