Monday, March 17, 2008

SEIU Political Donations: 96% Democrat, 4% Republican

The Center for Responsive Politics publishes information on political spending gathered from reports filed with government agencies. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is on their list of top 10 donor organizations. Other organizations on the Top 10 list are private companies, industry groups, and labor unions.

From their summary of SEIU contributions to political parties and federal candidates during the election years from 1996–2008:

Election CycleTotal ContributionsDemsRepubs% to Dems% to Repubs
2008$721,050$706,800$19,25098%3%
2006$1,685,881$1,546,833$108,30092%6%
2004$2,299,412$2,002,662$291,75087%13%
2002$6,859,346$6,608,724$223,12296%3%
2000$6,380,110$6,150,835$212,65096%3%
1998$2,825,385$2,739,260$74,12597%3%
1996$1,707,552$1,702,802$3,750100%0%
1994$1,434,030$1,412,030$19,00099%1%
1992$1,080,356$1,058,724$8,75098%1%
1990$407,071$396,721$8,35098%2%
TOTAL$25,400,193$24,325,391$969,04796%4%

CSUEU is SEIU Local 2579; CSUEU members are also SEIU members.

SEIU Donations Summary (OpenSecrets.org - Center for Responsive Politics)

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