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Who funds the Maine Democrats?

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Dem Funding Chart

The Maine Democratic Party relies heavily on union funding and contributions from national Democratic committees, according to its campaign finance filings for 2014.

Unions – including private-sector unions and government workers unions – have contributed $431,500 to the Maine Democrats so far this year. The Democratic Governors Association has given $104,236, the House Democratic Campaign Committee has given $40,000 and the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee has given $20,000. S. Donald Sussman is the largest individual donor to the Maine Democrats, hacing donated $50,000 this year. ABDC PAC, a political action committee affiliated with Senate President Justin Alfond (D-Portland) had given the party $18,000. Other sources, such as lobbyists, law firms, and individuals, have contributed $1,425.

On the other side, the top contributors to the Maine Republican Party were the Republican Governor’s Association and local small businesses.

MEGOP funding

Note: All fundraising numbers were pulled from campaign finance reports submitted to the state for the first quarter of 2014.

About Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson the editor of The Maine Wire. A native of Dexter, Maine, Robinson is a graduate of Bowdoin College.

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