Through February, Goldman Sachs Was a Top Donor to 46 Senators

Just something to keep in mind as Goldman Sachs becomes the center of political drama in the wake of its SEC lawsuit: Goldman Sachs and its employees ranked among the top 20 campaign contributors to 46 of America's 100 senators in the first two months of 2010.


Contribution data are compiled by OpenSecrets.org, which ranks donors to political campaign committees. The data are only current through February

Goldman's political action committee and individual employees of the firm, lumped together into one donating entity, ranked in the top 20 donors for 72 members of Congress, including 46 senators and 26 House members. In other words, 13.5% of Congress, in total.

Goldman and its employees had donated far more to Democrats in the first two months of 2010: 69 percent of Goldman contributions ($476,375) had gone to Democrats, while 31 percent ($217,300) had gone to Republicans.

Here's the full list of members of Congress for whom Goldman Sachs and its employees are a top-20 campaign contributor:

Arlen Specter (R)
Ben Cardin (D)
Ben Nelson (D)
Bill Posey (R)
Bill Nelson (D)
Bill Posey (R)
Bob Casey (D)
Charles E Schumer (D)
Chris Dodd (D)
Christopher J Lee (R)
Claire McCaskill (D)
Deborah Ann Stabenow (D)
Dick Durbin (D)
Ed Royce (R)
Evan Bayh (D)
Frank R Lautenberg (D)
Gregory W Meeks (D)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
Jack Reed (D)
James Webb (D)
Jay Rockefeller (D)
Jeff Bingaman (D)
Jeff Flake (R)
Jim Himes (D)
Joe Lieberman (I)
John Cornyn (R)
John H Adler (D)
Jon Tester (D)
Judd Gregg (R)
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)
Kent Conrad (D)
Kevin McCarthy (R)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
Leonard Lance (R)
Lynn Jenkins (R)
Maria Cantwell (D)
Mark Kirk (R)
Mark Pryor (D)
Mark Udall (D)
Mark Warner (D)
Mary L Landrieu (D)
Max Baucus (D)
Maxine Waters (D)
Melissa Bean (D)
Melvin L Watt (D)
Michael E McMahon (D)
Mike Crapo (R)
Mike Enzi (R)
Mitch McConnell (R)
Nydia M Velazquez (D)
Olympia J Snowe (R)
Pat Roberts (R)
Paul W Hodes (D)
Peter Roskam (R)
Richard C Shelby (R)
Robert F Bennett (R)
Robert Menendez (D)
Ron Wyden (D)
Saxby Chambliss (R)
Scott Garrett (R)
Scott Murphy (D)
Scott P. Brown (R)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
Sherrod Brown (D)
Spencer Bachus (R)
Steny H Hoyer (D)
Susan Collins (R)
Thad McCotter (R)
Tim Johnson (D)
Tom Harkin (D)
Tom Udall (D)
Walter Clifford Minnick (D)
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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