PAC'S WITH THE LARGEST DECLINE IN CONTRIBUTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1996-1998

1996

1998

RANK

CONTRIBUTIONS

CONTRIBUTIONS

DECLINE

1

CAMPAIGN AMERICA INC

$829,971

$148,675

$681,296

2

COMMITTEE FOR THOROUGH AGRICULTURAL POL ED OF DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA INC (C-TAPE OF DFA)

$750,000

$174,500

$575,500

3

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS EFFECTIVE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE (AICPA)

$1,690,925

$1,134,414

$556,511

4

UAW V-CAP

$2,467,319

$1,915,460

$551,859

5

UNITED FOOD & COMMERCIAL WORKERS, ACTIVE BALLOT CLUB

$2,030,795

$1,505,951

$524,844

6

LABORERS' POLITICAL LEAGUE-LABORERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NA

$1,929,800

$1,413,850

$515,950

7

NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$2,326,830

$1,853,390

$473,440

8

AT&T CORP POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (AT&T PAC)

$1,244,134

$772,460

$471,674

9

UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA POLITICAL ACTION FUND

$1,524,650

$1,083,462

$441,188

10

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN INDEPENDENT VOTER EDUCATION COMMITTEE

$2,611,140

$2,183,250

$427,890

11

AIRCRAFT OWNERS AND PILOTS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$472,000

$45,000

$427,000

12

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (NARFE-PAC)

$1,243,350

$822,150

$421,200

13

TENNECO INC. EMPLOYEES GOOD GOVERNMENT FUND (AKA TENNECO EMPLOYEES GOOD GOVERNMENT FUND)

$658,725

$271,900

$386,825

14

AMERICAN DENTAL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$1,283,425

$908,312

$375,113

15

MACHINISTS NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL LEAGUE

$1,999,675

$1,637,300

$362,375

16

MORGAN STANLEY & CO INCORPORATED BETTER GOVERNMENT FUND

$384,000

$61,500

$322,500

17

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION GOOD GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE(AKA ROCKWELL GOOD GOV'T CMTE)

$321,700

$0

$321,700

18

CIVIC ACTION FUND- LORAL SYSTEMS GROUP (FKA GOODYEAR AEROSPACE CORP PAC)

$299,600

$0

$299,600

19

PHYSICAL THERAPY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PT-PAC)

$598,737

$313,536

$285,201

20

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (UPSPAC)

$1,788,147

$1,527,149

$260,998

21

NATIONAL PAC

$590,000

$354,000

$236,000

22

UNITED ASSOCIATION POLITICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE

$963,000

$735,250

$227,750

23

DEALERS ELECTION ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION (NADA)

$2,335,425

$2,107,800

$227,625

24

EMPLOYEES OF NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (ENGPAC)

$682,175

$456,775

$225,400

25

UST EXECUTIVES ADMINISTRATORS AND MANAGERS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (AKA USTEAM PAC)

$554,000

$347,350

$206,650

26

NYNEX EMPLOYEES' FEDERAL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$305,550

$101,000

$204,550

27

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION

$1,614,833

$1,415,400

$199,433

28

HOLLYWOOD WOMEN'S POLITICAL COMMITTEE

$197,500

$0

$197,500

29

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION

$2,080,587

$1,884,470

$196,117

30

WASTE MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES' BETTER GOVERNMENT FUND ("WASTE MANAGEMENT PAC")

$324,200

$129,100

$195,100

31

NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR AN EFFECTIVE CONGRESS

$1,118,475

$930,035

$188,440

32

HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP FUND

$314,250

$131,000

$183,250

33

CAPITOL COMMITTEE, THE

$296,000

$113,453

$182,547

34

FIRST CHICAGO NBD CORPORATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE/FCC (FKA) FIRST CHICAGO CORP PAC

$189,650

$23,500

$166,150

35

COOPER INDUSTRIES, INC. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (CIPAC)

$227,000

$61,500

$165,500

36

NATIONAL RURAL LETTER CARRIERS' ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$541,800

$378,900

$162,900

37

WOMEN'S CAMPAIGN FUND INC

$307,185

$146,017

$161,168

38

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$502,950

$342,000

$160,950

39

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS EMPLOYEES' POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$353,570

$193,250

$160,320

40

SENATE VICTORY FUND PAC (FKA COCHRAN COMMITTEE)

$287,711

$128,000

$159,711

41

NATIONSBANK CORP POL ACTION CMTE OF FLORIDA FKA: BARNETT PEOPLE FOR BETTER GOVERNMENT

$333,625

$181,400

$152,225

42

WEST PUBLISHING COMPANY PAC (WEST PUBLISHING PAC)

$144,928

$0

$144,928

43

FLUOR CORPORATION PUBLIC AFFAIRS C0MMITTEE (FLUOR PAC)

$306,175

$162,750

$143,425

44

HARRAH'S ENTERTAINMENT INC EMPLOYEES' POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE F/K/A PROMUS/HARRAH'S PAC

$477,115

$336,150

$140,965

45

SIERRA CLUB POLITICAL COMMITTEE

$371,710

$235,708

$136,002

46

BENEFICIAL MANAGEMENT CORP & AFFILIATED CORPORATIONS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (BENPAC)

$304,819

$169,038

$135,781

47

GEORGIA PEANUT PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$174,500

$38,750

$135,750

48

PACIFIC TELESIS GROUP POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (FEDERAL ACCOUNT)

$187,129

$52,564

$134,565

49

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES- P E O P L E, QUALIFIED

$2,504,021

$2,374,950

$129,071

50

AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$645,823

$519,950

$125,873