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Who's Funding The Candidates In Major Midterm Races

Running for office isn't cheap. Political experts say it can cost about $400,000 to $600,000 to campaign for a House seat and about $1 to $2 million for a Senate seat.

Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report
Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

Here's a list of candidates involved in key races and their three largest contributors and industries. We'll be updating the information each month as it becomes available.. Numbers are from OpenSecrets.org and reflect contributions through October 25.

For more in formation on fundraising, check the campaign finance reports and data base page on the the Federal Election Commission site.

US Senate—Alaska

Scott McAdams (D)

Contributors
Great Land PAC $6,000
ActBlue $1,750
McKinley Capital Management $1,000

Industry
Leadership PACs $6,000
Retired $2,000
Democratic/Liberal $1,750

Joe Miller (R)

Contributors
Citizens United $5,000
SarahPAC $5,000
David L Eichler Dmd Pc $4,800

Industry
Health Professionals $14,700
Retired $12,250
Republican/Conservative $9,750

Lisa Murkowski (Write-in candidate)

Contributors
Edison Chouest Offshore $41,050
Constellation Energy $39,396
Van Ness Feldman $22,650

Industry
Electric Utilities $355,496
Oil & Gas $265,126
Leadership PACs $200,500

USSenate—Arizona

Rodney Glassman
Rodney Glassman

Rodney Glassman (D)

Contributors
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $10,000
Loma Catalina Co $9,600
McMahon's $9,580

Industry
Retired $83,055
Real Estate $55,310
Lawyers/Law Firms $43,100

John McCain
John McCain

John McCain (R)

Contributors
Pinnacle West Capital $36,700
NewsMax Media $29,800
Emerson $29,500

Industry
Retired $899,096
Lawyers/Law Firms $303,356
Real Estate $262,895

US Senate—Colorado

Michael Bennet
Michael Bennet

Michael Bennet (D)

Contributors
ActBlue $1,138,719
Brownstein, Hyatt et al $68,362
Blackstone Group $51,800

Industry
Democratic/Liberal $1,284,570
Lawyers/Law Firms $702,412
Securities & Investment $535,541

Ken Buck
Ken Buck

Ken Buck (R)

Contributors
Hensel Phelps Construction $118,950
Senate Conservatives Fund $33,250
Roche Constructors $16,950

Industry
General Contractors $141,600
Retired $95,800
Leadership PACs $58,250

US Senate—Connecticut

Richard Blumenthal
Richard Blumenthal

Richard Blumenthal (D)

Contributors
ActBlue $141,799
Boies, Schiller & Flexner $26,650
Cablevision Systems $24,400

Industry
Lawyers/Law Firms $335,249
Securities & Investment $320,875
Retired $292,034

Linda McMahon
Linda McMahon

Linda McMahon (R)

No data available.*




US Senate—Delaware

Chris Coons
Chris Coons

Chris Coons (D)

Contributors
ActBlue $340,099
Skadden, Arps et al $25,450
Young, Conaway et al $22,100

Industry
Democratic/Liberal $354,499
Lawyers/Law Firms $210,234
Leadership PACs $167,900




US Senate—Delaware

Christine O'Donnell
Christine O'Donnell

Christine O'Donnell (R)

Contributors
Republican Party of Delaware $10,158
Das Distributors $10,000
Achristavest $9,800

Industry
Retired $32,500
Republican/Conservative $16,301
Real Estate $14,400

House Of Representatives—Delaware




US Senate—Delaware

John Carney (D)

Contributors
Young, Conaway et al $41,800
Morris, Nichols et al $21,150
AstraZeneca PLC $21,050

Industry
Lawyers/Law Firms $284,865
Leadership PACs $65,500
Retired $52,921




US Senate—Delaware

Glen Urquhart (R)

Contributors
Citi $4,800
Doicese of Arlington $2,400
Gulf Stream Development $2,400

Industry
Retired $21,600
Real Estate $13,600
Health Professionals $10,800

US Senate—Florida




US Senate—Delaware

Kendrick Meeks
Kendrick Meeks

Kendrick Meek (D)

Contributors
Flo-Sun Inc $37,730
Greenberg Traurig LLP $34,000
CSX Corp $30,500

Industry
Lawyers/Law Firms $937,256
Retired $256,869
Leadership PACs $256,450




US Senate—Delaware

Charlie Crist
Charlie Crist

Charlie Crist (I)

Contributors
Morgan & Morgan $98,100
Rothstein, Rosenfeldt & Adler $87,650
GEO Group $80,700

Industry
Lawyers/Law Firms $1,547,731
Real Estate $904,572
Health Professionals $707,672




US Senate—Delaware

Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio (R)

Contributors
Club for Growth $321,550
Elliott Management $112,154
Senate Conservatives Fund $67,300

Industry
Retired $1,102,618
Republican/Conservative $790,545
Securities & Investment $380,993

US Senate—Illinois




US Senate—Delaware

Alexi Giannoulias (D)

Contributors
Simmons Cooper LLC $118,150
Corboy & Demetrio $98,850
Weitz & Luxenberg $40,400

Industry
Lawyers/Law Firms $1,056,714
Real Estate $480,990
Retired $200,301




US Senate—Delaware

Mark Kirk (R)

Contributors
Kirkland & Ellis $85,768
Elliott Management $76,800
Madison Dearborn Partners $62,400

Industry
Securities & Investment $936,629
Retired $757,750
Lawyers/Law Firms $521,121

US Senate—Indiana




US Senate—Delaware

Brad Ellsworth (D)

Contributors
Barnes & Thornburg $16,550
Baker & Daniels $13,500
William Blair & Co $11,450

Industry
Leadership PACs $226,400
Lawyers/Law Firms $130,877
Public Sector Unions $79,000




US Senate—Delaware

Dan Coats (R)

Contributors
Elliott Management $38,432
Barnes & Thornburg $26,550
JPMorgan Chase & Co $13,500

Industry
Leadership PACs $183,604
Securities & Investment $176,751
Retired $144,775

US Senate—Kansas




US Senate—Delaware

Lisa Johnston (D)

Contributors
No data available.

Industry
Business Services $1,500
Retired $300
Lawyers/Law Firms $250




US Senate—Delaware

Jerry Moran (R)

Contributors
CME Group $22,600
Watco Companies $20,700
Hallmark Cards $17,200

Industry
Crop Production & Basic Processing $205,829
Health Professionals $136,800
Retired $111,130

US Senate—Kentucky




US Senate—Delaware

Jack Conway (D)

Contributors
Commonwealth of Kentucky $36,368
Kindred Healthcare $31,550
Brown-Forman Corp $26,650

Industry
Lawyers/Law Firms $586,586
Retired $299,557
Securities & Investment $97,750




US Senate—Delaware

Rand Paul (R)

Contributors
Blue Cross/Blue Shield $13,000
Alamo PAC $10,000
American Bankers Assn $10,000Industry

Retired $193,178
Health Professionals $154,350
Leadership PACs $99,720

US Senate—Missouri




US Senate—Delaware

Robin Carnahan (D)

Contributors
ActBlue $489,431
EMILY's List $212,878
Bryan Cave LLP $70,377

Industry
Lawyers/Law Firms $954,273
Democratic/Liberal $575,070
Women's Issues $422,798




US Senate—Delaware

Roy Blunt (R)

Contributors
Elliott Management $81,942
Jones Financial Companies $65,500
Crawford Group $62,450

Industry
Securities & Investment $450,988
Leadership PACs $449,894
Retired $363,896

US Senate—Nevada




US Senate—Delaware

Harry Reid
Harry Reid

Harry Reid (D)

Contributors
MGM Mirage $171,700
Weitz & Luxenberg $112,600
Simmons Cooper LLC $105,200

Industry
Lawyers/Law Firms $2,994,022
Securities & Investment $1,075,955
Real Estate $705,307




US Senate—Delaware

Sharron Angle
Sharron Angle

Sharron Angle (R)

Contributors
Club for Growth $478,762
Senate Conservatives Fund $37,950
TA Assoc $11,600

Industry
Republican/Conservative $894,983
Retired $460,708
Leadership PACs $91,700

US Senate—New Hampshire




US Senate—Delaware

Paul Hodes (D)

Contributors
ActBlue $92,993
Council for a Livable World $24,579
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $18,000

Industry
Lawyers/Law Firms $483,372
Retired $355,971
Leadership PACs $250,300




US Senate—Delaware

Kelly Ayotte (R)

Contributors
Elliott Management $81,442
Blue Cross/Blue Shield $23,250
NorPAC $22,400

Industry
Securities & Investment $297,586
Retired $219,787
Leadership PACs $163,900

US Senate-North Dakota




US Senate—Delaware

Tracy Potter (D)

Contributors
DAKPAC $10,000
Democratic Party of North Dakota $10,000
Friends of Byron Dorgan $4,000

Industry
Leadership PACs $13,500
Lawyers/Law Firms $7,350
Retired $5,750




US Senate—Delaware

John Hoeven (R)

Contributors
Murray Energy $20,789
Berkshire Hathaway $18,000
Haley's PAC $15,000

Industry
Retired $181,950
Oil & Gas $174,650
Leadership PACs $129,400

US Senate—Ohio




US Senate—Delaware

Lee Fisher (D)

Contributors
ActBlue $65,450
Forest City Enterprises $35,600
Jones Day $35,000

Industry
Lawyers/Law Firms $714,159
Retired $369,250
Real Estate $273,515




US Senate—Delaware

Rob Portman (R)

Contributors
American Financial Group $124,152
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey $89,500
General Electric $56,010

Industry
Retired $819,054
Lawyers/Law Firms $688,176
Securities & Investment $562,176

House Of Representatives—Ohio




US Senate—Delaware

Mary Jo Kilroy
Mary Jo Kilroy

Mary Jo Kilroy (D)

Contributors
EMILY's List $77,810
JStreetPAC $29,832
Ohio State University $19,700

Industry
Women's Issues $131,460
Lawyers/Law Firms $129,463
Leadership PACs $126,500




US Senate—Delaware

Steve Stivers
Steve Stivers

Steve Stivers (R)

Contributors
American Electric Power $46,700
Huntington Bancshares $25,050
Nationwide $20,300

Industry
Leadership PACs $98,410
Lawyers/Law Firms $77,920
Health Professionals $75,500

US Senator—Pennsylvania




US Senate—Delaware

Joseph Sestak
Joseph Sestak

Joseph Sestak (D)

Contributors
ActBlue $1,469,915
JStreetPAC $63,310
Blank Rome LLP $36,750

Industry

Democratic/Liberal $1,567,190
Lawyers/Law Firms $406,045
Retired $273,970




US Senate—Delaware

Pat Toomey
Pat Toomey

Pat Toomey (R)

Contributors
Club for Growth $687,763
Elliott Management $109,753
SAC Capital Advisors $41,300

Industry
Republican/Conservative $1,156,636
Retired $655,450
Securities & Investment $610,404

US House Of Representatives—South Carolina




US Senate—Delaware

John M. Spratt
John M. Spratt

John M. Spratt (D)

Contributors
WilmerHale Llp $27,300
ActBlue $22,550
Duke Energy $10,750

Industry
Lawyers/Law Firms $116,950
Public Sector Unions $81,000
Electric Utilities $78,500




US Senate—Delaware

Mick Mulvaney
Mick Mulvaney

Mick Mulvaney (R)

Contributors
Internet Services Corp $11,400
Freedom Project $10,000
Fund for America's Future $10,000

Industry
Retired $85,271
Leadership PACs $67,418
Health Professionals $18,020

US Senate—Utah




US Senate—Delaware

Sam Granato (D)

Contributors
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $10,000
Ironworkers Union $10,000
United Steelworkers $5,250

Industry
Building Trade Unions $25,000
Industrial Unions $20,250
Retired $9,000




US Senate—Delaware

Mike Lee (R)

Contributors
Apx Alarm $43,200
Apex Alarm $18,800
Sidley Austin LLP $15,750

Industry
Business Services $73,350
Retired $51,164
Lawyers/Law Firms $33,000

US House Of Representatives—Virginia




US Senate—Delaware

Tom Perriello
Tom Perriello

Tom Perriello (D)

Contributors
University of Virginia $50,794
ActBlue $37,250
League of Conservation Voters $32,522

Industry
Leadership PACs $145,500
Retired $136,115
Democratic/Liberal $108,143




US Senate—Delaware

Robert Hurt
Robert Hurt

Robert Hurt (R)

Contributors
Ben E Keith Co $14,400
Altria Group $12,400
S&M Brands $11,600

Industry
Leadership PACs $86,750
Retired $80,150
General Contractors $29,800

US Senate-West Virginia




US Senate—Delaware

Joe Manchin (D)

Contributors
American Electric Power $19,400
Jackson Kelly Pllc $17,150
Lewis, Glasser et al $16,800

Industry
Leadership PACs $75,000
Lawyers/Law Firms $55,050
Building Trade Unions $55,000




US Senate—Delaware

John Raese (R)

Contributors
Greer Industries $64,000
Mountaineer Contractors Inc $27,300
West Virginia Radio Corp $22,002

Industry
TV/Movies/Music $92,802
Leadership PACs $91,584
General Contractors $48,650

House Of Representatives—Wisconsin




US Senate—Delaware

Julie Lassa (D)

Contributors
EMILY's List $26,500
Marshfield Clinic $13,075
American Federation of Teachers $10,000

Industry
Leadership PACs $61,400
Public Sector Unions $39,000
Women's Issues $33,305




US Senate—Delaware

Sean Duffy (R)
Contributors
Grassland Dairy $14,400
Wausau Homes $14,100
First Impressions $13,700

Industry
Retired $106,910
Leadership PACs $87,500
Health Professionals $71,186

* Editor's note: McMahon, a wealthy businesswoman, is using her own money.