Power Players: Pennsylvania's top political donors, 2011-2012

Ten wealthy Pennsylvanians, including a husband supporting his wife for political office and a gay man seeking equality, contributed nearly $9 million to their favorite candidates. PublicSource, working with the Investigative News Network, identified the 10 biggest campaign contributors in the state using state and federal campaign data.

Donor badges

Party Animal
Primarily gives to one political party. List all 0 recipients
Midas Touch
Gives to winning candidates or causes. List all 0 recipients
Underdog
Gives to losing candidates or causes. List all 0 recipients
True Believer
Overwhelmingly gives to select issues, not candidates or state parties. List all 0 recipients
Fence Sitter
Gives to opposing candidates in the same election. List all 0 recipients
Deepest Pockets
Top five donors for groups and individuals. List all 0 recipients
Drive by Donor
Out-of-state donors who give to select causes. List all 0 recipients
Sugar Daddy
Makes up significant portion of donations to a single cause. List all 0 recipients
Mad Props
Almost exclusively gives to ballot measures. List all 0 recipients
Top Spender 2001
Individual or group that gave the most in 2001. List all 0 recipients
Top Spender 2002
Individual or group that gave the most in 2002. List all 0 recipients
Top Spender 2003
Individual or group that gave the most in 2003. List all 0 recipients
Top Spender 2004
Individual or group that gave the most in 2004. List all 0 recipients
Top Spender 2005
Individual or group that gave the most in 2005. List all 0 recipients
Top Spender 2006
Individual or group that gave the most in 2006. List all 0 recipients
Top Spender 2007
Individual or group that gave the most in 2007. List all 0 recipients
Top Spender 2008
Individual or group that gave the most in 2008. List all 0 recipients
Top Spender 2009
Individual or group that gave the most in 2009. List all 0 recipients
Top Spender 2010
Individual or group that gave the most in 2010. List all 0 recipients
Top Spender 2011
Individual or group that gave the most in 2011. List all 0 recipients
Participation Award
Not feeling special? Hey, you still made the list. List all 0 recipients

Sources: Center for Responsive Politics, National Institute on Money in State Politics, Federal Elections Commission and Pennsylvania Department of State.

Credits:PublicSource would like to thank The Center for Investigative Reporting for the use of their political contributions app, Rainmaker. The Investigative News Network coordinated the work between the many organizations sharing information for this project. Reporters Halle Stockton, Emily DeMarco and Reid Fraizer also contributed to this project.