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By the numbers: teacher union political contributions in 2016

In the following you can find details about political contributions from teachers unions in 2016, based on Federal-campaigns-data:

  • Political contributions hit a high in the year 2016, where donations hit $33.2 million. Of the money went to the politicians directly, 93 percent went to Democrats.

The three top speakers (including money to candidates, parties and outside groups):

  • The National Education Association ($23.7 Million)
  • American Federation of Teachers ($8.8 million)
  • AFT solidarity ($425,000)

The three most important recipients of direct donations of goods:

  • Hillary Clinton ($147,801)
  • Former Montana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau ($36,790)
  • Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif. ($35,000)
  • Sen Bernie Sanders, D-Vt. ($29,756)
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. ($26,500)

Total contributions to the Congress given by the teacher trade unions:

  • $2,176,523 to house Democrats
  • $138,786, Senate, Democrats
  • $199,664 to house Republicans
  • $13,195 for Senate-Republican

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