John Kerry’s Senate Contribution Profile

Zach Bogoshian | January 15, 2013

Senator John Kerry, recently nominated for secretary of state by President Barack Obama, has served in the upper house of Congress since 1985. The senior senator from Massachusetts would enter the State Department with experience as the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee for both the 111th and 112th sessions of Congress and as the Democratic nominee for president in 2004. 

Data: A MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to John Kerry from top industries and companies from July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2012.

  • Since 2006, Kerry has received nearly $6 million in campaign contributions
Top 10 Interests FundingContributions
Lawyers/Law Firms $784,788
Securities & Investment $412,400
Real Estate $314,534
Democratic/Liberal $306,360 
Lobbyists $229,343
Health Professionals  $208,366
Business Services  $197,930
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products  $156,480
Hospitals/Nursing Homes  $155,200
Computers/Internet  $150,326
Top 10 Organizations FundingContributions
Actblue $257,485
Bain Capital $52,800
Beacon Capital Partners $49,200
Thornton and Naumes $46,600
Blackstone $43,700
Comcast $42,015
Emily's List $39,750
DLA Piper $39,150
Wilmerhale $33,800
Abbey Group $31,600

Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to John Kerry from July 1, 2006-June 30, 2012. Data source: If you use MapLight data, please cite accordingly.

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