This Year, Lockheed Donated to Campaigns of 386 of 435 Members of House of RepsSubmitted by go213mph on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:08
Lockheed Martin has really been spreading the campaign contributions around the U.S. House this year. So far, nearly 90% of representatives have received money from the largest defense contractor in the country.
Of the 435 House members, 386 accepted such Lockheed-related contributions, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The distribution of campaign checks has been even more concentrated among members sitting on key defense-related committees.
All but one lawmaker on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, which oversees Lockheed’s F-22 fighter, have enjoyed the company’s largesse. That means 24 out of 25 committee members have received an average donation of $6,130.
Lockheed has contributed the most money among defense contractors in this election cycle. Of the $2.1 million given to congressional candidates, $1.3 million went to Republican candidates and $855,528 has gone to Democratic ones.