2001 – 2002 PAC Fundraising, 15 months

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Top 50 Trade/Member/Health PAC’s by Contributions to Candidates Through March 31, 2002

RANK COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1 ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $1,783,753
2 REALTORS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $1,183,570
3 DEALERS ELECTION ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION (NADA) $1,156,250
4 BUILD POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS $1,082,000
5 CREDIT UNION LEGISLATIVE ACTION COUNCIL OF CUNA $919,210
6 NATIONAL BEER WHOLESALERS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $833,250
7 ABA BANKPAC $814,383
8 ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (ABC/PAC) $702,000
9 AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (AHAPAC) $691,459
10 AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $684,700
11 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $681,054
12 NRA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND $668,464
13 HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FUND POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $586,168
14 ACTION COMMITTEE FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION (ACRE) NATIONAL RURAL ELECTRIC COOP. ASSOC. $536,362
15 AMERICAN DENTAL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $521,761
16 VENTUREPAC $488,900
17 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL ADVISORS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $471,600
18 NACS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $441,500
19 TRUCKING POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN TRUCKING ASSOCIATIONS' INC $400,490
20 AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (AHCA-PAC) $373,250
21 NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $365,713
22 AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS EFFECTIVE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE (AICPA) $334,332
23 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY INC POLITICAL COMMITTEE ("OPHTHPAC") $333,322
24 NATIONAL CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (NCTA PAC) $323,889
25 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS/ SAVE AMERICA'S FREE ENTERPRISE TRUST $319,403
26 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS TELEVISION AND RADIO POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $306,710
27 NAPUS PAC FOR POSTMASTERS (FKA POLITICAL EDUCATION FOR POSTMASTERS) $304,420
28 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (NARFE-PAC) $299,000
29 INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS OF AMERICA POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (INSURPAC) $296,465
30 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE ANESTHETISTS SEPARATE SEGREGATED FUND (CRNA-PAC) $283,184
31 AMERICAN SUGAR CANE LEAGUE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $257,198
32 NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO PRESERVE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE- PAC $251,158
33 INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY BANKERS OF AMERICA POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $250,300
34 FARM CREDIT COUNCIL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $242,491
35 FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE FOODPAC $231,185
36 AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $226,555
37 PHYSICAL THERAPY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $223,242
38 NATIONAL ABORTION AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ACTION LEAGUE PAC $222,914
39 NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (NCBA-PAC) $222,683
40 WINE AND SPIRITS WHOLESALERS OF AMERICA, INC. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $218,950
41 ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $215,492
42 POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS $213,770
43 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR UNIFORMED SERVICES PAC $199,000
44 INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT POLITICAL ACTION CMTE OF THE INVESTMENT COMPANY INSTITUTE (IMPAC) $189,033
45 BLUEPAC- BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $181,751
46 AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (AVMAPAC) $174,000
47 AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LIFE INSURERS $168,408
48 NATIONAL MULTI HOUSING COUNCIL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $155,555
49 AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (ADAPAC) $148,900
50 AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION INC PODIATRY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $148,575