The second-largest private company in the United States, Koch Industries is also a conglomerate, whose subsidiary businesses operate in some of the world's most profitable markets. Given such a diverse portfolio, it's no surprise that the company has spent millions of dollars lobbying the federal government this past decade on a range of issues, from defense appropriations to financial regulatory reform.

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Profile for 2014 Election Cycle


ranks 14 of 16,889


$13,700,000 (2014)
$10,430,000 (2013)
ranks 19 of 3,514 in 2014


ranks 144 of 144


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CONTRIBUTIONS: $10,800,085


Contributions to candidates: $2,167,385
Contributions to Leadership PACs: $805,250
Contributions to parties: $683,350
Contributions to 527 committees: $52,500
Contributions to outside spending groups: $7,060,000

Top Recipients

RecipientTotalFrom IndivsFrom Orgs
 Freedom Partners Action Fund $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $0
 National Republican Senatorial Cmte $266,800 $236,800 $30,000
 National Republican Congressional Cmte $250,200 $220,200 $30,000
 Pompeo, Mike $104,000 $94,000 $10,000
 New Prosperity Foundation $60,000 $60,000 $0
 Fund For American Opportunity $50,000 $0 $50,000
 Sullivan, Dan $42,350 $32,350 $10,000
 Cassidy, Bill $35,800 $20,800 $15,000
 Roberts, Pat $35,800 $35,800 $0
 Gardner, Cory $31,800 $21,800 $10,000
The total of contributions to candidates from Koch Industries PACs is 3 times larger than contributions from individuals

Contributions from Individuals

Contributions from PACs

LOBBYING: $13,700,000 (2014)



39 out of 47 Koch Industries lobbyists in 2013-2014 have previously held government jobs
See their employment history by clicking on their RevDoor icon here
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Discloses Donors? YES
Viewpoint: Conservative
Independent Expenditures: $8
     For Democrats: $0
     Against Democrats: $0
     For Republicans: $8
     Against Republicans: $0
Electioneering Communications: $0About Electioneering Communications
Communication Costs: $0
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Campaign finance totals for the current election cycle were released by the FEC on March 09, 2015 and by the IRS on May 12, 2015, lobbying data was released by the Senate Office of Public Records on April 20, 2015, outside spending data was released by the FEC on January 4, 2016, and PFD data was released by the House, Senate, and US Office of Government Ethics starting in June 2011.

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