March 24, 2017

Contributions From Foreign Companies

An accounting firm, a beer company, and a private security agency are the top 3 foreign contributors so far in 2010. Only American citizens can make political contributions, but foreign companies can form political action committees and can collect contributions from their American employees, according to OpenSecrets. The chart below shows the trend of contributions from foreign PACs for the last 7 election cycles. Regardless of whether the election cycle is a general or midterm election, contributions from foreign PACs have grown each year. Additionally, foreign PACs gave Republicans more money from 1998-2008, but Democrats are currently leading foreign contributions in 2010 – signaling a new trend of which party receives more foreign money, albeit from Americans in foreign countries.

Who receives more foreign money is apparently a trend in fluctuation.

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