Top Federal Contractors Disclosed Political Spending Tripled Over the Last Decade. But What About Their Undisclosed Spending?

Posted by Jay Riestenberg on March 11, 2015


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As President Obama faces more calls to sign an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their dark money political spending, the top federal contractors continue to dump big money in U.S. elections.

Common Cause’s analysis of data from the Center for Responsive Politics shows the PAC spending from the top five corporate recipients of federal contracts – Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics, and Northrop Grumman – has nearly tripled in the last decade, from $6.8 million in 2004 to $17.7 million in 2014. And that’s just the money we know about! What these contractors give to dark money groups that do not disclose their donors remains unknown.

Join us and tell President Obama to require federal contractors to disclose all of their political spending today!

Federal Contractor Political Spending

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Money in Politics

Tags: Disclosure

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