Lobbyists have given Sen. Patty Murray more than $665,000 for her 2010 campaign, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics.
She has received more than anyone in Congress this election cycle except Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to the nonpartisan group.
|Harry Reid (D-Nev.)||NVS2||$998,054|
|Patty Murray (D-Wash.)||WAS2||$665,950|
|Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.)||ARS2||$494,701|
|Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)||ALS2||$467,991|
|Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)||NYS2||$363,938|
|Richard Burr (R-N.C.)||NCS2||$352,693|
|Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)||IAS1||$348,150|
Most of that money has apparently come in recent months. It has more than doubled since the center's similar analysis in July.
The center also has analyzed campaign reports to determine the top industries giving to each campaign. Lobbyists now are second to "lawyers and law firms" as the main industry backing Murray.
Republican challenger Dino Rossi's top contributors, after those listing "retired," are from the securities and investment industry, which has given him $103,000. Murray, who has taken $194,000 from the same industry, has been attacking Rossi for taking Wall Street money and opposing Democrats' financial reform bill.