Corporate PACs shift to the right
In the first quarter of 2010, corporate political action committees gave more money to Republicans than Democrats, an indication they are betting the GOP may win big in November.
CLICK ON PIES to see quarterly giving by various industries back to 1989. Pies reflect 1st quarter 2010.
Oil & gas
ALL Corporate PAC giving
INDUSTRY: Commercial banks
INDUSTRY: Defense aerospace
INDUSTRY: Electric utilities
INDUSTRY: Health professionals
INDUSTRY: Hospitals/nursing Homes
INDUSTRY: Lawyers/law firms
INDUSTRY: Oil & gas
INDUSTRY: Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
INDUSTRY: Securities & investment
SOURCE: Federal Election Commission (data), Center for Responsive Politics (industry coding)
By T.W. Farnam, Laura Stanton and Karen Yourish -- The Washington Post