The campaign finance report of Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele's exploratory committee disclosed tens of thousands of dollars from prominent national Republicans and GOP organizations. A sampling:

Political party contributionsDonationNational Republican Senatorial Committee$37,000 Leadership PACsAffiliated politicianDonationVolunteer PACSen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.)$10,000 Bluegrass CommitteeSen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)$10,000 Leadership Circle PACSen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.)$10,000 Heartland Values PACSen. John Thune (R-S.D.)$10,000 Northstar Leadership PACSen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.)$5,000 KITPACSen. Christopher S. Bond (R-Mo.)$5,000 Good Government for America CommitteeSen. George Allen (R-Va.)$5,000 Committee for the Preservation

of CapitalismRep. Jim McCrery (R-La.)$2,000 Haley's PACGov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.)$1,000 IndividualsRepublican tiesDonationEdward W. GillespieLobbyist; former Republican National Committee chairman$2,000 Bruce P. MehlmanLobbyist; brother of current RNC chairman$2,000 David M. CarmenLobbyist; adviser to Reagan and senior Bush$2,000 Bob LivingstonLobbyist; former House speaker-designate$1,000 Charles R. BlackMedia strategist; adviser to Bush campaign$1,000 Alex CastellanoMedia consultant to presidents, senators$1,000 Cesar V. CondaFormer aide to Vice President Cheney$1,000 C. Boyden GrayWhite House counsel under senior Bush$1,000 Alex VogelLobbyist; former counsel to Frist $1,000 George WortleyFormer congressman from Florida$1,000