Convention Finance Maps: Sponsors of the RNC and the DNC

2008, 2008 Presidential Campaign, Campaign Finance, Colorado, Democratic National Convention, Minnesota, Republican National Convention

Convention finance maps from the Washington Post showing both who the sponsors are and where the money came from that paid for both the RNC and the DNC. AT&T is largest single sponsor giving $7.3 million to both parties (65% RNC – 5% DNC), followed by IBEW union ($7MM), Citi Goup ($6.4MM), and UPS ($5.5MM).

Corporations, unions and wealthy donors are allowed to pour unlimited cash into the host committees that finance presidential conventions in exchange for goodies such as private receptions with legislators and VIP access to special events. Most of the corporate sponsors revealed so far for Denver and St. Paul (the host committees do not have to disclose donors or how much they raise until 60 days after the convention) are veterans of Washington’s money-for-influence game



Circles based on number of sponsors not financial contribution