50 PACs with the Largest Increase in Contributions to Candidates

1998-2000

Contributions

Contributions

Rank

2000

1998

Increase

1

REALTORS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$3,423,441

$2,474,133

$949,308

2

PAC TO THE FUTURE

$792,800

$0

$792,800

3

KEEP OUR MAJORITY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (KOMPAC)

$762,505

$107,322

$655,183

4

MICROSOFT CORPORATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$820,999

$212,000

$608,999

5

MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER & CO POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$681,500

$83,500

$598,000

6

SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION POLITICAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

$1,887,649

$1,295,099

$592,550

7

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION

$2,455,325

$1,884,470

$570,855

8

NATIONAL BEER WHOLESALERS' ASSOCIATION POLITICAL A

$1,871,500

$1,301,719

$569,781

9

MACHINISTS NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL LEAGUE

$2,181,113

$1,637,300

$543,813

10

SBC COMMUNICATIONS INC EMPLOYEE FEDERAL POLITICAL

$1,293,150

$761,071

$532,079

11

AMERICANS FOR A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY (ARMPAC)

$852,391

$389,082

$463,309

12

AMERIPAC: THE FUND FOR A GREATER AMERICA

$572,000

$113,000

$459,000

13

DEDICATED AMERICANS FOR THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE PAC (DASHPAC)

$429,100

$0

$429,100

14

AIRCRAFT OWNERS AND PILOTS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$470,999

$45,000

$425,999

15

AMERICAN SUCCESS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$519,049

$120,500

$398,549

16

DEALERS ELECTION ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOC

$2,498,700

$2,107,800

$390,900

17

CREDIT UNION LEGISLATIVE ACTION COUNCIL OF CUNA

$1,430,103

$1,040,333

$389,770

18

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION PAC FKA NATIONSBANK CO

$821,375

$431,950

$389,425

19

METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (METLIFE) EMPLOYEES POLITICAL PARTICIPATION FUND

$600,525

$220,919

$379,606

20

LABORERS' POLITICAL LEAGUE-LABORERS' INTERNATIONAL

$1,792,750

$1,413,850

$378,900

21

CITIGROUP INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE-FEDERAL (

$517,500

$144,003

$373,497

22

CARPENTERS LEGISLATIVE IMPROVEMENT COMM, UNITED BR

$1,714,200

$1,372,423

$341,777

23

WAL-MART STORES INC PAC FOR RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT

$457,050

$135,750

$321,300

24

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$908,562

$590,429

$318,133

25

AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COM

$1,388,887

$1,075,368

$313,519

26

DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN INDEPENDENT VOTER EDUCATION

$2,494,450

$2,183,250

$311,200

27

CHICAGO BOARD OF OPTIONS EXCHANGE INC PAC

$512,000

$204,499

$307,501

28

US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PAC (NCAP)

$317,983

$10,901

$307,082

29

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES POLITICAL ACTION TOGETHER POLITICAL CMTE

$563,400

$259,268

$304,132

30

AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION BANKPAC

$1,507,500

$1,205,350

$302,150

31

IRONWORKERS POLITICAL ACTION LEAGUE

$1,441,960

$1,140,800

$301,160

32

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS

$400,508

$99,350

$301,158

33

PAC FOR A CHANGE

$299,560

$0

$299,560

34

ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES INC POLITICAL ACTION COMM

$402,000

$108,050

$293,950

35

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS INCORPORATED

$1,041,002

$751,529

$289,473

36

DELOITTE AND TOUCHE LLP FEDERAL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$997,095

$712,379

$284,716

37

L A PAC

$346,000

$65,000

$281,000

38

NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING POLITICAL ACTION COMMITT

$581,700

$308,250

$273,450

39

POLITICAL EDUCATIONAL FUND OF THE BUILDING AND CON

$352,950

$91,650

$261,300

40

BANK ONE CORPORATION PAC

$929,000

$667,949

$261,051

41

FUTURE LEADERS PAC

$260,000

$0

$260,000

42

TRUCKING POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICA

$674,037

$419,196

$254,841

43

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP PAC

$401,375

$151,625

$249,750

44

PAC OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS

$246,122

$0

$246,122

45

GENERAL DYNAMICS VOLUNTARY POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION

$682,961

$436,900

$246,061

46

SANDHILLS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$242,500

$0

$242,500

47

UNITED SENIORS PAC INC

$367,079

$125,200

$241,879

48

UAW - V - CAP (UAW VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM)

$2,155,050

$1,915,460

$239,590

49

BLUE DOG POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

$408,500

$177,500

$231,000

50

UNITED FOOD & COMMERCIAL WORKERS, ACTIVE BALLOT CLUB

$1,734,693

$1,505,951

$228,742