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RankNameTotal GivenIdeology
1Sheldon Adelson & family (see profile)$53.7 millionRepublican
2Harold Simmons & wife, companies (see profile)$26.9 millionRepublican
3Bob Perry (see profile)$21.5 millionRepublican
4Joe Ricketts (see profile)$12.9 millionRepublican
5Fred Eychaner (see profile)$12 millionDemocratic
6National Education Association (see profile)$9 millionDemocratic
7United Auto Workers (see profile)$8.6 millionDemocratic
8Republican Governors Association (see profile)$8.3 millionRepublican
9James H. Simons (see profile)$7.6 millionDemocratic
10AFL-CIO (see profile)$6.4 millionDemocratic

Source/Methodology: Center for Responsive Politics and Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission records. Totals include contributions from individuals, family members and corporations that are controlled by the individual super donor. Totals reflect donations made during 2011-2012 cycle, through Oct. 17.

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