Pat Stryker

Fort Collins, Colorado

Owner, Bohemian Companies

Total contributions:

$1,292,400

Top recipients

  1. Colorado Commits To Kids $1,000,000
  2. Democratic Party Of Colorado $40,000
  3. Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $36,900

Where did the money go?

  • State
  • Federal
$1,065,500
$226,900

Tim Gill

Denver, Colorado

Founder, Quark, Inc.

Total contributions:

$1,138,376

Top recipients

  1. Fair Share Action $250,000
  2. Washington United For Marriage $150,000
  3. Ohio Democratic Party $100,000

Where did the money go?

  • State
  • Federal
$698,150.70
$440,225

Tatnall Hillman

Aspen, Colorado

Retired

Total contributions:

$637,057

Top recipients

  1. Club For Growth Action $145,000
  2. Ken Cuccinelli For Governor $37,500
  3. Special Operations For America $35,100

Where did the money go?

  • State
  • Federal
$48,700
$588,357

J. Joe Ricketts

Denver, Colorado

Founder/Former CEO, TD Ameritrade Clearing Inc

Total contributions:

$618,500

Top recipients

  1. Campaign For Primary Accountability $500,000
  2. Protecting Michigan Taxpayers $100,000
  3. Gary Johnson (L) $5,000

Where did the money go?

  • State
  • Federal
$100,000
$518,500

Larry A. Mizel

Denver, Colorado

Chairman, M.D.C. Holdings

Total contributions:

$613,800

Top recipients

  1. American Crossroads $105,000
  2. West Main Street Values $100,000
  3. Republican National Cmte $93,600

Where did the money go?

  • State
  • Federal
$70,000
$543,800

Ben Walton

Denver, Colorado

Board Member, Walton Family Foundation

Total contributions:

$500,000

Top recipients

  1. Colorado Commits To Kids $500,000

Where did the money go?

  • State
  • Federal
$500,000

Gregory Maffei

Englewood, Colorado

President/CEO, Liberty Media Corp.

Total contributions:

$482,899

Top recipients

  1. Restore Our Future $100,000
  2. Arizona Grassroots Action $100,000
  3. American Crossroads $50,000

Where did the money go?

  • State
  • Federal
$33,600
$449,299

Merle Chambers

Denver, Colorado

Founder, Chambers Family Fund

Total contributions:

$427,760

Top recipients

  1. Fair Share Action $200,000
  2. DNC Services Corp $61,600
  3. Women Vote! $50,000

Where did the money go?

  • State
  • Federal
$19,750
$408,010

John C. Malone

Elizabeth, Colorado

Chairman, Liberty Media Corp.

Total contributions:

$405,000

Top recipients

  1. Fund For Freedom $100,000
  2. Maine Freedom $100,000
  3. Maine Republican Party $80,000

Where did the money go?

  • State
  • Federal
$91,100
$313,900

David Merage

Englewood, Colorado

Principal/CEO, Consolidated Investment Group

Total contributions:

$394,087

Top recipients

  1. Colorado Commits To Kids $257,043
  2. Republican National Cmte $75,800
  3. Colorado Republican Campaign Cmte $10,000

Where did the money go?

  • State
  • Federal
$261,467.97
$132,619

About this data: The Power Players project used campaign finance data from all 50 states and the Federal Election Commission to find the top individual donors from each participating state. This data includes money donated directly to candidates and committees but does not include so-called "dark money" that is given to outside spending groups. At the state level, this data includes money donated from individuals to candidates, party committees and ballot issues but not to other groups because the data has not been vetted for accuracy. The date range included is from Jan. 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014 for federal data and Jan. 1, 2011 through various dates for the 50 states, depending on individual states' filing deadlines and systems.

Data sources: State data comes from individual states' election commissions and is compiled, standardized and made available by the National Institute for Money in State Politics (FollowtheMoney.org). Federal data from the Federal Election Commission was standardized and made available by the Center for Responsive Politics (Click here to download the data used to build this app.

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