• Big 4 Top Contributors to United States Federal Candidates and Parties

    By • Jul 8th, 2007 • Category: Pure Content

    Top Contributors to United States Federal Candidates and Parties
    Accountants

    It’s a little bit lopsided, dontcha think?

    Election cycle: 2006
    Total contributions: $10,604,914

    1 Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu $2,185,849
    Democrats 29%
    Republicans 70%

    2 Ernst & Young $1,504,046
    Democrats 41%
    Republicans 58%

    3 PricewaterhouseCoopers $1,369,854
    Democrats 29%
    Republicans 70%

    4 KPMG LLP $1,318,483
    Democrats 34%
    Republicans 65%

    5 American Institute of CPAs $893,036
    Democrats 30%
    Republicans 69%

    6 Grant Thornton LLP $162,180
    Democrats 41%
    Republicans 59%

    I thought I would revisit some of the US Presidential campaign contribution data that is publicy available. The races are heating up, not the least of which is the competition for contributions. Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton are the leaders by a landslide on the Democrat side and Mitt Romney the leader by almost double the numbers of Rudy Giuliani and John McCain on the Republican side.

    In the overall statistics, Senator Christopher Dodd comes in 6th. However, with KPMG, there seems to be a soft spot for the Senate Banking Committee Chairman. Whether he’s running for Senator or making a long shot stab at President, this guy gets the support of the auditors. But it’s curious why KPMG made some kind of big push at the end of December and encouraged people (including Chairman-to-Be Tim Flynn) to contribute US$500 individually to Christopher Dodd, as well as asking partners to make mandatory contributions to their Political Action Committee. There were a few seemingly independent minded non-partner individuals at the top of this list who sent money recently to the variety pack running besides Dodd. Could the push for Dodd have something to do with being grateful for his support? Inquiring minds want to know…

    Source here.

    DUKE, PHILIP J
    MIDDLEBURG,VA 20118
    KPMG/CONSULTANT
    3/31/2007
    $1,000
    McCain, John

    MAGINNIS, JERRY
    SEWELL,NJ 08080
    KPMG LLP/CPA
    3/31/2007
    $2,300
    Clinton, Hillary

    MCELVAIN, KRISTINE
    CHICAGO,IL 60601
    KPMG/TAX ACCOUNTANT
    3/31/2007
    $250
    Edwards, John

    OZANUS, P S
    DALLAS,TX 75287
    KPMG LLP
    3/31/2007
    $2,100
    Biden, Joseph R Jr

    PEDERSON, LORNA B
    PHOENIX,AZ 85044
    KPMG/TAX ATTORNEY
    3/26/2007
    $2,300
    Lord, Bob

    CANNING, PATRICK J
    CUMBERLAND,RI 02864
    KPMG LLP/MANAGING PARTNER
    3/23/2007
    $1,000
    Dodd, Christopher J

    LAINOFF, STEVEN R
    MC LEAN,VA 22102
    KPMG/ATTORNEY
    3/23/2007
    $1,000
    Obama, Barack

    MALLOY, DENNIS MR
    VALENCIA,CA 91355
    KPMG LLP/CPA
    3/22/2007
    $2,300
    Dole, Elizabeth

    HOFFENBERG, MARK R
    CHEVY CHASE,MD 20815
    KPMG/TAX ADVISOR
    3/17/2007
    $1,000
    Obama, Barack

    KENNEDY, JOHN
    ALBUQUERQUE,NM 87122
    KPMG LLP/CPA
    3/17/2007
    $500
    Richardson, Bill

    COOLEY CARPENTER, LISA MRS
    LEESBURG,VA 20176
    KPMG LLP/STRUCTURED FINANCE
    3/13/2007
    $250
    Romney, Mitt

    RODRIGUEZ, JOSE R
    DANIA,FL 33312
    KPMG/PARTNER
    3/6/2007
    $1,000
    Richardson, Bill

    KLEIN, JAMIE H
    NEW YORK,NY 10021
    KPMG LLP/PARTNER
    2/12/2007
    $500
    Biden, Joseph R Jr

    ALDRICH, JOSE M
    CORAL GABLES,FL 33134
    KPMG LP/PARTNER/CPA
    1/26/2007
    $2,000
    Clinton, Hillary

    PFAU, BRUCE N MR
    PRINCETON JUNCTION,NJ 08550
    KPMG LLP/EXECUTIVE/VICE CHAIR
    1/25/2007
    $1,000
    Dodd, Christopher J

    RODRIGUES, DENNIS
    MIAMI,FL 33156
    KPMG/AUDITOR
    1/23/2007
    $500
    DNC Services Corp

    JONES, PAUL N MR
    NEW YORK,NY 10154
    KPMG LLP/CPA
    1/18/2007
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    TEAL, JEFFREY
    ST PETERSBURG,FL 33716
    KPMG LLP/TAX CONSULTANT
    1/17/2007
    $250
    Obama, Barack

    SAMS, JAMES K MR JR
    MENDHAM,NJ 07945
    KPMG LLP/ATTORNEY
    1/9/2007
    $400
    Rahall, Nick

    DAVIS, JOHN H
    SOUTH PASADENA,CA 91030
    KPMG LLP/CPA
    1/8/2007
    $750
    National Republican Senatorial Cmte

    SMITH, CORI MS
    ALEXANDRIA,VA 22310
    KPMG/ATTORNEY-ACCOUNTANT
    1/8/2007
    $1,000
    Romney, Mitt

    DELL”AERA, MARIO
    EASTCHESTER,NY 10709
    KPMG LLP
    12/30/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    ORLANDO, JOSEPH
    FRANKLIN,MA 02038
    KPMG LLP
    12/30/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    CANFAROTTA, THOMAS
    STRATFORD,CT 06614
    KPMG LLP
    12/29/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    CASTORO, VINCENT
    WHITESTONE,NY 11357
    KPMG LLP
    12/29/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    DICRISTOFARO, DAVID
    NEW YORK,NY 10021
    KPMG LLP
    12/29/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    LAWLESS, THOMAS
    CRANBURY,NJ 08512
    KPMG LLP
    12/29/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    MONTELEONE, MICHAEL
    WARREN,NJ 07059
    KPMG LLP
    12/29/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    SALES, PENNY
    MADISON,NJ 07940
    KPMG LLP
    12/29/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    TANTILLO, JOHN
    NEW YORK,NY 10003
    KPMG LLP
    12/29/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    WEISBECKER, SCOTT
    RIVERVALE,NJ 07675
    KPMG LLP
    12/29/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    ARNING, ROBERT
    GARDEN CITY,NY 11530
    KPMG LLP
    12/28/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    HENRY, THOMAS
    MOUNT KISCO,NY 10549
    KPMG LLP
    12/28/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    SEYMOUR, WILLIAM
    DARIEN,CT 06820
    KPMG LLP
    12/28/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    TESORO, JOHN
    PORT MONMOUTH,NJ 07758
    KPMG LLP
    12/28/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    BRITT, DAVID
    NEW CANAAN,CT 06840
    KPMG LLP
    12/25/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    CAPORASO, RICHARD
    FAIRFIELD,CT 06824
    KPMG LLP
    12/25/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    CASAL, FRANK
    DUXBURY,MA 02332
    KPMG LLP
    12/25/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    CASTELLANOS, ANTHONY
    , 11303
    KPMG LLP
    12/25/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    CONOVER, MICHAEL
    NEW CANAAN,CT 06840
    KPMG LLP
    12/25/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    CONSTANTINO, EDWARD
    NEW YORK,NY 10128
    KPMG LLP
    12/25/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    EVANS, STEVEN
    DARIEN,CT 06820
    KPMG LLP
    12/25/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    HOLZ, CLAUDIA
    NEW YORK,NY 10021
    KPMG LLP
    12/25/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    KUCHINSKI, JOHN
    WALL TOWNSHIP,NJ 07719
    KPMG LLP
    12/25/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    ROSEN, GARY
    ROCKVILLE,MD 20852
    KPMG LLP
    12/25/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    SANDS, JEFFREY
    ROSLYN HEIGHTS,NY 11577
    KPMG LLP
    12/25/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    SMITH, FREDERICK
    YARDLEY,PA 19067
    KPMG LLP
    12/25/2006
    $1,000
    Dodd, Christopher J

    ZANNI, TIMOTHY
    FAIRPORT,NY 14450
    KPMG LLP
    12/25/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    DEMARK, EUGENE
    EAST MEADOW,NY 11554
    KPMG LLP
    12/23/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    DESOUZA, EDWARD
    TRUMBULL,CT 06611
    KPMG LLP
    12/23/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    O”MARA, WILLIAM
    MIDDLETOWN,NJ 07748
    KPMG LLP
    12/23/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    AZZARITI, JOHN
    DANBURY,CT 06811
    KPMG LLP
    12/20/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    CRAWFORD, THOMAS
    OCEANPORT,NJ 07757
    KPMG LLP
    12/20/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    CAPECCI, JOHN
    CLAYTON,DE 19938
    KPMG LLP
    12/16/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    MARGOLIN, HOWARD
    HOLLIS,NY 11423
    KPMG LLP
    12/16/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    MEZZINA, LOUIS
    BALDWIN,NY 11510
    KPMG LLP
    12/16/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    VEIHMEYER, JOHN
    POTOMAC,MD 20854
    KPMG LLP
    12/16/2006
    $1,000
    Dodd, Christopher J

    MINAN, PETER
    MALVERN,PA 19355
    KPMG LLP
    12/15/2006
    $1,000
    Dodd, Christopher J

    MOSER, TOM
    CHARLOTTE,NC 28207
    KPMG LLP
    12/15/2006
    $1,000
    Dodd, Christopher J

    DOUGHTIE, LYNNE
    POWHATAN,VA 23139
    KPMG LLP
    12/13/2006
    $1,000
    Dodd, Christopher J

    FLYNN, TIMOTHY
    FRANKLIN LAKES,NJ 07417
    KPMG LLP
    12/13/2006
    $1,000
    Dodd, Christopher J

    KEIZER, HENRY
    NEW YORK,NY 10022
    KPMG LLP
    12/13/2006
    $1,000
    Dodd, Christopher J

    LESAGE, JEFFREY
    NEW YORK,NY 10069
    KPMG LLP
    12/13/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    TAYLOR, JACK
    NEW YORK,NY 10154
    KPMG LLP
    12/13/2006
    $1,000
    Dodd, Christopher J

    BRADLEY, LAWRENCE
    STAMFORD,CT 06903
    KPMG LLP
    12/11/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    DEVITO, ROSEMARY
    IRVINGTON,NY 10533
    KPMG LLP
    12/11/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    LEVA, LAWRENCE
    RYE,NY 10580
    KPMG LLP
    12/11/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

    VERDONCK, JOHN
    HASBROUCK HEIGHTS,NJ 07604
    KPMG LLP
    12/11/2006
    $500
    Dodd, Christopher J

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