Top 25 recipients of Planned Parenthood campaign cash

Many members of Congress are calling for an end to government funding for America’s biggest abortion mill, Planned Parenthood. Americans were outraged over the organization’s alleged sale of aborted-baby parts as revealed in undercover videos conducted by the Center for Medical Progress.

But the money does not go just one way—members and employees of Planned Parenthood, as well as the group’s PAC, have been very active and generous in their donations to government officials who both funnel taxpayer money to the organization as well as ardently defend abortion.

Considering the Democratic Party’s official “pro-choice” stance, it comes as no surprise that Planned Parenthood’s donations would skew toward the Democrats. For example, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, during the 2014 election cycle, PP gave $892,000 to Democrats and $3,100 to Republicans. The 2012 election cycle was even more generous to the Democrats, with $1.2 million to Dems compared to $26,600 to GOPers.

After adding up the annual individual candidate numbers from the Center for Responsive Politics, here are the 25 federal politicians who have received the most Planned Parenthood campaign cash from 1990 (the first year for which data was available) through the end of August:

White House
White House

No. 1: Barack Obama
$133,763

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (2005-08) U.S. senator from Illinois; President of the United States (2009-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 2: Timothy Bishop
$67,000

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (2003-15) U.S representative for New York’s 1st Congressional District

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 3: Hillary Clinton
$46,282

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (2001-09) U.S. senator from New York; Former (2009-13) secretary of state; Candidate for 2016 Democratic presidential nomination

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 4: John Kerry
$45,856

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (1985-2013) U.S. senator from Massachusetts; Failed 2004 Democratic presidential nominee; Secretary of state (2013-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 5: Diana DeGette
$41,485

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. representative for Colorado’s 1st Congressional District (1997-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 6: Louise Slaughter
$41,334

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. representative for New York’s 25th Congressional District (1987-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 7: Jeanne Shaheen
$38,449

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. senator from New Hampshire (2009-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 8: Barbara Boxer
$36,380

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (1983-93) U.S. representative for California’s 6th Congressional District; U.S. senator from California (1993-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 9: Kirsten Gillibrand
$35,380

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (2007-09) U.S. representative for New York’s 20th Congressional District; U.S. senator from New York (2009-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 10: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
$35,223

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (2004-11) U.S. representative for South Dakota’s At-large Congressional District

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 11: Patty Murray
$34,642

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. senator from Washington (1993-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 12: Sherrod Brown
$33,439

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (1993-2007) U.S. representative for Ohio’s 13th Congressional District; U.S. senator from Ohio (2007-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 13: Dan Maffei
$33,200

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (2009-11; 2013-15) U.S. representative for New York’s 24th Congressional District

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 14: Mark Udall
$32,835

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (1999-2009) U.S. representative for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District; Former (2009-15). U.S. senator from Colorado

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 15: Nita Lowey
$32,596

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. representative for New York’s 17th Congressional District (1989-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 16: Lois Capps
$31,985

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. representative for California’s 24th Congressional District (1998-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 17: Ann Kirkpatrick
$31,650

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. representative for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District (2009-11; 2013-present); Candidate for 2016 Democratic nomination for Senate to challenge incumbent John McCain (R)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 18: Russ Feingold
$30,635

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (1993-2011) U.S. senator from Wisconsin; Candidate for 2016 Democratic nomination for Senate to challenge incumbent Ron Johnson (R)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 19: Patrick Murphy
$29,976

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. representative for Florida’s 18th Congressional District (2013-present); Candidate for 2016 Democratic nomination for Senate to replace retiring incumbent Marco Rubio (R)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 20: Timothy Walz
$29,700

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. representative for Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District (2007-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 21: Debbie Stabenow
$28,535

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (1997-2001) U.S. representative for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District; U.S. senator from Michigan (2001-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 22: Claire McCaskill
$26,015

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. senator from Missouri (2007-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 23: Al Franken
$25,049

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. senator from Minnesota (2009-present)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

No. 24: Tom Udall
$24,500

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: Former (1999-2009) U.S. representative for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District; U.S. senator from New Mexico (2009-present)

U.S. Congresss
U.S. Congress

No. 25: Amy Klobuchar
$24,450

PARTY: Democrat
FEDERAL OFFICE: U.S. senator from Minnesota (2007-present)


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