American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Washington, DC
Top Spender 2003what's this?
$6,160,156 to winners, $5,907,317 to losers
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has 179,000 members in California, represented by 76 local chapters. The union represents a variety of different public sector employees, including court employees, emergency dispatchers, groundskeepers and other local government employees. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AFSCME has more than 1.6 million active and retired members in the U.S. It is part of the AFL-CIO, a federation of 56 national and international unions.
Total contributions: $15,672,357
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Source: Contribution data from National Institute on Money in State Politics
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