Who Owns Congress – Chart…


Who Owns Congress? A Campaign Cash Seating Chart

What if members of Congress were seated not by party but according to their major business sponsors? We gave it a try.

—By Dave Gilson

Illustration: Steve Brodner

Read also: The rest of this special reporta note on sourcing, and MoJo‘s daily political coverage.

What if members of Congress were seated not by party but according to the industries which gave them the most money over their entire careers?

The Senate: Lawyers, Drugs, and Money

SECTOR | # OF MEMBERS

Finance, insurance, and real estate  57

Lawyers and lobbyists  25

Health  5

Agribusiness  3

Labor  2

Energy and natural resources  2

Miscellaneous business  2

Communications and electronics  1

No money raised  3

Total seats | 100


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