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A Decade of Donald Trump

Businessman and reality television star Donald Trump may be eyeing the Republican nomination for president, but he's been strongly bipartisan over a long course of giving political donations to federal candidates. A quick look at Trump's giving just since 2000 demonstrates he was particularly generous to New York and New Jersey politicians, mostly Democrats. In the cases of Sen. John McCain and former Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the figures below are totals for their Senate campaigns and presidential efforts.

Organization                             Amount
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee $97,500
American Crossroads 50,000
National Republican Senatorial Committee 40,400
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee 41,900
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) 33,450
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) 26,100
National Republican Congressional Committee 12,000
Former Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) 10,800
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J) 10,000
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) 7,400
Rep. Robert Andrews (D-N.J.) 6,900
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) 6,750
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) 6,400
Former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) 6,000
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) 5,750
Former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) 5,300
Committee for Leadership and Progress 5,000
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) 5,000
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) 4,800
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) 4,300
Former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) 4,000
Former Rep. Sue Kelly (R-N.Y.) 3,500
Former Rep. Clay Shaw (R-Fla.) 3,500
Former Rep. Bud Shuster (R-Pa.) 3,000
Former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) 3,000
Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) 2,500
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) 2,500
Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) 2,500
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) 2,000
Bush-Cheney '04 Inc. 2,000
Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) 2,000
Former Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) 2,000
Former Rep. Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.) 2,000
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) 2,000
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) 2,000
2000 Republican House-Senate Dinner 1,000
Former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) 1,000
Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) 1,000
Chris Cox for Congress (R-N.Y.) 1,000
Former Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) 1,000
Citizens for Mark Shriver (D-Md.) 1,000
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) 1,000
Former Sen. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.) 1,000
Noach Dear (R-N.Y.) 1,000
Erskine Bowles for U.S. Senate (D-N.C.) 1,000
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) 1,000
Former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) 1,000
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) 1,000
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) 1,000
Friends of Susan Parker (D-Ala.) 1,000
Former Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.) 1,000
Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) 1,000
Former Sen. Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings (D-S.C.) 1,000
Former Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) 1,000
Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) 1,000
Michael Rocque for Congress Committee (R-N.Y.) 1,000
Former Rep. Jerry Weller (R-Ill.) 1,000
Former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean (R) 1,000
Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.) 500
Former Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) 500
Former Rep. Jim Saxton (R-N.J.) 500
Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) 500
Former Rep. John Sweeney (R-N.Y.) 500
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) 250

In the cases of PAC donations, we named the individual Member.

Source: CQ MoneyLine