--------- TOP SENATE PAC RECIPIENTS, 1989-90 ---------

In the past two years, political action committees have contributed $21.6 million to the campaign committees of incumbent senators.

These 15 senators have received the most PAC support during that time. The chart below shows their committee assignments, the PAC contributions each received and the special interest groups that contributed the most to each.

SENATOR ---------------------- PAC TOTAL ----------BIGGEST SPECIAL

-------------------------------------------- INTEREST CONTRIBUTORS

John D. Rockefeller IV

(D-W.Va.)..................... $886,142 ............Energy $67,700

Committees: Energy and Natural................... Insurance 60,850

Resources; Commerce, Science..................... Hospitals 57,250

and Transportation;

Finance; Veterans Affairs

Phil Gramm (R-Tex.) ............879,547 ............Energy 139,980

Committees: Appropriations;........................Finance 109,950

Banking, Housing and ..............Real Estate/Construction 60,625

Urban Affairs; Budget

Paul Simon (D-Ill.) ............877,297 .........Pro-Israel 122,651

Committees: Budget;....................Transportation Unions 50,455

Foreign Relations; ......................Construction Unions 61,742

Judiciary; Labor and Human

Resources

Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.) .........836,397 .......Pro-Israel 130,800

Committees: Armed ....................Transportation Unions 72,000

Services; Governmental Affairs;.........Construction Unions 50,325

Small Business

J. James Exon

(D-Neb.) ..................792,538 Transportation Industry 102,702

Committees: Commerce, Science and.................Insurance 74,500

Transportation; Armed Services;..............Communications 70,873

Budget

Max Baucus (D-Mont.)............. 791,338...........Finance 81,000

Committess: Finance; Agriculture, ................Insurance 57,100

Nutrition and Forestry, Environment............. Pro-Israel 48,000

and Public Works; Small Business

Rudy Boschwitz (R-Minn.) .........790,535 .......Pro-Israel 77,329

Committees: Foreign Relations;........................ Food 71,965

Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; .............Insurance 50,925

Budget; Small Business

Howell T. Heflin (D-Ala.) ........766,686............Energy 86,500

Committees: Energy and Natural ..................Pro-Israel 83,850

Resources; Agriculture, Nutrition ................Insurance 59,248

and Forestry; Judiciary

Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) ...............762,627 .....Pro-Israel 116,050

Committees: Agriculture,..............Transportation Unions 49,140

Nutrition and Forestry;...........................Insurance 49,170

Appropriations; Labor and Human

Resources; Small Business

Bennett J. Johnston

(D-La.) ..........................740,789 ..........Energy 236,500

Committees: Energy and Natural............Aerospace/Defense 71,000

Resources (Chair); Appropriations;.......... Transportation 42,000

Budget

Daniel R. Coats (R-Ind.) ..........679,556 .......Insurance 71,675

Committees: Armed Services; Labor.........Aerospace/Defense 58,375

and Human Resources..........................Communications 57,791

Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) ...........645,804 ...........Finance 76,975

Committees: Finance; Energy and ..................Insurance 52,700

Natural Resources ...................................Energy 45,500

Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)........... 632,168 ..........Energy 89,813

Committees: Energy and Natural.................. Pro-Israel 80,600

Resources; Foreign Relations; .........................Food 61,647

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry;

Rules and Administration

John W. Warner (R-Va.) ............605,282 .........Energy 78,750

Committees: Armed Services;..............Aerospace/Defense 76,732

Environment and Public Works............... Transportation 58,500

Albert Gore Jr. (D-Tenn.) ........577,994 .......Insurance 55,376

Committees: Armed Services; ................Communications 43,699

Rules; Commerce, Science and...........Construction Unions 38,743

Transportation

SOURCE: Washington Post computer analysis of 1989-90 PAC contribution data collected through March 31 by the Federal Election Commission. Special interest groupings are based on a classification system initially developed by Common Cause and provided to the Post.