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Electric utilities top campaign contribution recipients 2000 Total contributed to all candidates: $9,528,932Total contributed to incumbents: $7,671,958 (81%) Total to Democratic Candidates: $3,515,909 (37%) Total to Republican Candidates:$5,996,083 (63%)Chamber # of Democrat recipients# of GOP recipientsAverage contribution to DemocratsAverage contribution to GOPsHouse Members*206216$11,698$15,842Senate Members*4040$16,435$29,180*Members for 2000 election cycle onlyRankCandidateOfficeAmount1Bush, George W. (R)President$422,7392Barton, Joe L. (R-TX)House$135,5903Bingaman, Jeff (D-NM)Senate$131,4164Dingell, John D. (D-MI)House$114,6795Burns, Conrad (R-MT)Senate$107,9786Abraham, Spencer (R-MI)Senate$103,2287Allen, George (R-VA)Senate$100,2438Lazio, Rick A. (R-NY)Senate$97,9119Santorum, Rick (R-PA)Senate$92,09710Hall, Ralph (D-TX)House$88,71011Ashcroft, John (R-MO)Senate$79,62312Grams, Rod (R-MN)Senate$79,52113Lott, Trent (R-MS)Senate$79,23314Hastert, Dennis (R-IL)House$76,80615Smith, Robert C. (R-NH)Senate$72,57216Gorton, Slade (R-WA)Senate$71, 60017Tauzin, W. J. “Billy” (R-LA)House$71,21418Sawyer, Tom (D-OH)House$69,30719Gore, Al (D) President$66,70020Kyl, Jon (R-AZ)Senate $64,250

Source: Center for Responsive Politics

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