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Top 50 PAC's - Cash on Hand
As of December 31, 1996

   RANK                                                 NAME                                                CASH    
                                                                                                           ON HAND  
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         1  INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S ASSOCIATION AFL-CIO COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION ILA-COPE   $4,635,579
         2  UAW - V - CAP (UAW VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM)                                       $4,108,561
         3  AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES - P E O P L E, QUALIFIED           $2,926,770
         4  DEALERS ELECTION ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION (NADA)      $2,599,195
         5  UNION OF NEEDLETRADES INDUSTRIAL & TEXTILE EMPLOYEES CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE (UNITE CAMP COMM)    $1,814,283
         6  NRA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND                                                                   $1,424,467
         7  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (NARFE-PAC)     $1,186,369
         8  AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                      $1,039,826
         9  AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION                             $1,021,105
        10  COMMITTEE FOR THOROUGH AGRICULTURAL POLITICAL EDUCATION OF ASSOCIATED MILK PRODUCERS, INC      $840,656
        11  COMMODITY FUTURES POLITICAL FUND OF THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE                            $818,399
        12  TRANSPORTATION POLITICAL EDUCATION LEAGUE                                                      $716,058
        13  VOICE OF TEACHERS FOR EDUC/CMTE ON POL EDUC OF NY STATE UNTD TEACHERS (VOTE/COPE) OF NYSUT     $669,096
        14  DISTRICT NO 1-PCD MEBA POLITICAL ACTION FUND (MEBA-PAF)                                        $644,325
        15  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIFE UNDERWRITERS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                           $633,863
        16  ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                             $628,889
        17  ENGINEERS POLITICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE (EPEC)/INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS      $602,116
        18  SUNBELT GOOD GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE OF WINN-DIXIE STORES, INC.                                   $582,456
        19  CAMPAIGN AMERICA                                                                               $536,759
        20  ENTERPRISE LEASING COMPANY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                          $533,454
        21  COMPASS BANCSHARES INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (COMPASS BANCPAC)                            $519,663
        22  NEW YORK STATE LABORERS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                             $501,868
        23  NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR AN EFFECTIVE CONGRESS                                                   $499,257
        24  BANC ONE PAC                                                                                   $484,708
        25  NATIONAL LEAGUE OF POSTMASTERS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                      $469,091
        26  MACHINISTS NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL LEAGUE                                                       $460,705
        27  LOCAL 745 DRIVE                                                                                $449,090
        28  NEW JERSEY STATE LABORERS' POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE/LABORERS' POLITICAL LEAGUE (NJSLPAC)     $448,071
        29  MORGAN STANLEY & CO INCORPORATED BETTER GOVERNMENT FUND                                        $443,127
        30  AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                     $441,109
        31  CWA-COPE POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS COMMITTEE                                                     $431,133
        32  EMILY'S LIST                                                                                   $428,646
        33  NEW REPUBLICAN MAJORITY FUND                                                                   $413,459
        34  ALABAMA MEDICAL PAC                                                                            $409,376
        35  TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION - LOCAL 100 POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS COMMITTEE                          $390,470
        36  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS POLITICAL ACTION FOR CANDIDATE ELECTION                 $390,457
        37  SUNTRUST BANKS OF FLORIDA INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                       $379,184
        38  NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                              $378,305
        39  STONE CONTAINER CORPORATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                         $362,040
        40  NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO PRESERVE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE - PAC                              $357,908
        41  LOCKHEED MARTIN EMPLOYEES POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                           $345,848
        42  FORD MOTOR COMPANY CIVIC ACTION FUND                                                           $338,973
        43  COMMITTEE FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT INTERNATIONAL UNION UAW                                          $326,072
        44  ACORN POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                                               $320,825
        45  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN INDEPENDENT VOTER EDUCATION COMMITTEE                                    $313,981
        46  AUTO DEALERS AND DRIVERS FOR FREE TRADE PAC                                                    $312,842
        47  BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC EMPLOYEES FEDERAL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                  $282,325
        48  ERNST & YOUNG POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                                       $279,151
        49  ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (OMSPAC)                             $278,402
        50  AIR LINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                         $269,694