During the 2010 election cycle, 10 political action committees (PACs) from the construction industry contributed to federal candidates, according to www.opensecrets.org.
About $1.4 million was given to candidates—$323,700, or 23 percent, for Democrats, and about $1.05 million, or 76 percent, for Republicans.
The building materials and equipment sector contributed $184,500—24 percent to Democrats and 76 percent to Republicans; construction services sector contributed $250,350—42 percent to Democrats and 57 percent to Republicans; general contractors contributed $697,610—12 percent to Democrats and 88 percent to Republicans; home builders contributed $24,000—42 percent to Democrats and 58 percent to Republicans; and special trade contractors contributed $269,750—36 percent to Democrats and 64 percent to Republicans.
Following is a list of the top 10 PAC contributors to candidates (from all industries) for 2011-12 as of July 5:
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