Politics – Where’s the Money Going?

by Houston Agent

At press time, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has contributed a total of $2,178,830 to federal candidates in the 2012 election cycle, according to data released by The Center for Responsive Politics from the Federal Election Commission. The research group broke that figure down by political party and revealed that Democratic candidates received $998,445, while Republican candidates received $1,179,385.

Below are the candidates from the Houston area:

  • Kevin Brady (R-TX)
    Office: House
    District: 8th
    Cities in District: Beaumont, Conroe, Groves, Huntsville, The Woodlands
    Contributions: $6,010
  • Michael McCaul (R-TX)
    Office: House
    District: 10th
    Cities in District: Austin, Brenham, Jollyville
    Contributions: $5,000
  • Al Green (D-TX)
    Office: House
    District: 9th
    Cities in District: Mission Bend, Missouri City, Stafford
    Contributions: $4,010
  • John Culberson (R-TX)
    Office: House
    District: 7th
    Cities in District: Bellaire, Jersey Village, Hilshire Village, Piney Point Place, West University Place
    Contributions: $4,000
  • Gene Green (D-TX)
    Office: House
    District: 29th
    Cities in District: Baytown, Channelview, Cloverleaf, Galena Park, Pasadena, South Houston
    Contributions: $4,000
  • Pete Olson (R-TX)
    Office: House
    District: 22nd
    Cities in District: Deer Park, La Marque, Pearland, Sugar Land, Rosenberg
    Contributions: $4,000
  • Ted Poe (R-TX)
    Office: House
    District: 2nd
    Cities in District: Baytown, Cleveland, Kingwood, La Porte, Port Arthur
    Contributions: $4,000
  • Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
    Office: House
    District: 18th
    Cities in District: Houston
    Contributions: $3,000 

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