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Top 50 PAC's - Contributions to Candidates
January 1, 1995 - December 31, 1996

   RANK                                                 NAME                                              CONTRIB TO 
                                                                                                          CANDIDATES 
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         1  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN INDEPENDENT VOTER EDUCATION COMMITTEE                                   $2,611,140
         2  AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES - P E O P L E, QUALIFIED            $2,505,021
         3  UAW - V - CAP (UAW VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM)                                        $2,467,319
         4  ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                            $2,362,938
         5  DEALERS ELECTION ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION (NADA)       $2,351,925
         6  NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                     $2,326,830
         7  AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                       $2,319,197
         8  REALTORS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                                           $2,099,683
         9  INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION              $2,080,587
        10  ACTIVE BALLOT CLUB, A DEPT OF UNITED FOOD & COMMERCIAL WORKERS INT'L UNION                    $2,030,795
        11  MACHINISTS NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL LEAGUE                                                      $1,999,675
        12  LABORERS' POLITICAL LEAGUE                                                                    $1,933,300
        13  UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (UPSPAC)                      $1,788,147
        14  COMMITTEE ON LETTER CARRIERS POLITICAL EDUCATION (LETTER CARRIERS POLITICAL ACTION FUND)      $1,715,064
        15  AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS EFFECTIVE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE (AICPA)    $1,690,925
        16  AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION                              $1,614,833
        17  NRA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND                                                                    $1,565,821
        18  UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA POLITICAL ACTION FUND                                          $1,524,650
        19  BUILD POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS                 $1,472,849
        20  CARPENTERS LEGISLATIVE IMPROVEMENT COMM, UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS & JOINERS OF AME    $1,470,106
        21  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIFE UNDERWRITERS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                          $1,426,750
        22  NATIONAL BEER WHOLESALERS' ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (NBWA PAC)                  $1,324,992
        23  AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION BANKPAC                                                          $1,298,850
        24  CWA-COPE POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS COMMITTEE                                                    $1,297,286
        25  AMERICAN DENTAL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                                    $1,286,775
        26  TRANSPORTATION POLITICAL EDUCATION LEAGUE                                                     $1,260,600
        27  AMERICAN TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (AT&T PAC)                  $1,244,134
        28  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (NARFE-PAC)      $1,243,350
        29  AFL-CIO COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION/POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS COMMITTEE                    $1,190,514
        30  NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR AN EFFECTIVE CONGRESS                                                  $1,108,110
        31  NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS/ SAVE AMERICA'S FREE ENTERPRISE TRUST             $1,070,543
        32  SHEET METAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION LEAGUE (PAL)                   $1,066,000
        33  LOCKHEED MARTIN EMPLOYEES POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                          $1,026,250
        34  AMERICAN MARITIME OFFICERS, AFL-CIO VOLUNTARY POLITICAL ACTION FUND                             $975,960
        35  UNITED ASSOCIATION POLITICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE                                                $961,500
        36  FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE "FEPAC"                                  $948,000
        37  AMERICANS FOR FREE INTERNATIONAL TRADE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE INC                           $936,800
        38  AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (AHAPAC)                               $881,176
        39  ERNST & YOUNG POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                                        $880,615
        40  NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION         COMMITTEE                              $880,119
        41  PHILIP MORRIS COMPANIES INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (AKA PHIL-PAC)                           $850,119
        42  IRONWORKERS POLITICAL ACTION LEAGUE                                                             $828,615
        43  AIR LINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                          $827,000
        44  SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION POLITICAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE                              $820,950
        45  CAMPAIGN AMERICA                                                                                $819,681
        46  UNION PACIFIC FUND FOR EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT                                                     $797,357
        47  ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                       $791,050
        48  AMERICAN NURSES' ASSOCIATION PAC (ANA-PAC) (FKA N-CAP)                                          $784,891
        49  MONDAY MORNING POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE                                                       $771,500
        50  COMMITTEE FOR THOROUGH AGRICULTURAL POLITICAL EDUCATION OF ASSOCIATED MILK PRODUCERS, INC       $750,000