BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : SEPTEMBER 25, 2000 ISSUE
COVER STORY

Political Green from the Green-Eyeshade Crowd


Accountants gave House, Senate, and Presidential candidates $10.4 million in campaign contributions in this election cycle through June 30. The Big Five firms and their professional group, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, provided the lion's share, and most of that has gone to GOP candidates:
FIRM DEMOCRATS REPUBLICANS     TOTAL*
ERNST & YOUNG $907,483 $1,300,266 $2,209,609
PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS 400,009 1,019,280 1,421,489
DELOITTE & TOUCHE 405,081 989,480 1,398,811
ANDERSEN WORLDWIDE** 440,870 1,036,287 1,478,407
KPMG 299,838 684,752 987,590
AICPA 285,415 464,139 749,554
TOTALS 2,739,056 5,494,204 8,245,460


* Includes contributions to independent candidates ** Includes Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting, which were split on Aug. 7


DATA: CENTER FOR RESPONSIVE POLITICS, FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION



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