After the 2010 campaign produced a decisive Republican majority in the House, including 87 freshmen, the GOP House leadership has continued to support this new blood with early contributions for their coming 2012 races. The political actions committees run by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy have spread their wealth largely to those freshmen, and in greater numbers than House Speaker John Boehner’s PAC.


Sources: OpenSecrets.org, Washington Post congressional votes database | Graphic by Tim Farnam, Ted Mellnik and Laura Stanton/The Washington Post August 6, 2011
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