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In other political financial activity:

» The campaigns of state officeholders and candidates raised a total of $1.3 million in donations in the non-election year.

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Other political financial activity

Politicians » The campaigns of state officeholders and candidates raised a total of $1.3 million in donations in the non-election year. Among legislators, leaders attracted the most. House Majority Leader Brad Dee, R-Ogden, raised $69,890; Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, $53,396; Senate Minority Whip Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, $41,142; House Speaker Becky Lockhart, $39,870; and Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams, R-Layton, $35,401.

PACs » Utah political action committees reported raising $5.2 million in donations, and funneling $3 million of that to political campaigns and causes. PACs that spent the most in donations to others or campaigning included the Utah Association of Realtors, $396,023; the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, $381,903; Operating Engineers Local 3, $220,421; Education First, $148,866; and the Salt Lake Board of Realtors, $145,866.

Corporations » They can legally donate to campaigns in Utah, and contributed $1.73 million to political candidates and causes during the year. The biggest donors among them included the National Association of Realtors, $201,903; Utah Credit Union Association, $115,000; Reagan Outdoor Advertising, $95,937; EnergySolutions, $93,130; SelectHealth, $62,400; and Merit Medical Systems, $49,300.

Parties » Political party arms raised $1.1 million last year. The Utah Democratic Party raised the most, $555,572, followed by the Utah Republican Party $355,132; the Salt Lake County Democratic Party, $37,279; and the Davis County Republican Party, $30,158.

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Among legislators, leaders attracted the most. House Majority Leader Brad Dee, R-Ogden, raised $69,890; Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, $53,396; Senate Minority Whip Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, $41,142; House Speaker Becky Lockhart, $39,870; and Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams, R-Layton, $35,401.

» Utah political action committees reported raising $5.2 million in donations, and funneling $3 million of that to political campaigns and causes.

PACs that spent the most in donations to others or campaigning included the Utah Association of Realtors, $396,023; the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, $381,903; Operating Engineers Local 3, $220,421; Education First, $148,866; and the Salt Lake Board of Realtors, $145,866.

» Corporations, which may legally donate to campaigns in Utah, contributed $1.73 million to political candidates and causes during the year. The biggest donors among them included the National Association of Realtors, $201,903; Utah Credit Union Association, $115,000; Reagan Outdoor Advertising, $95,937; EnergySolutions, $93,130; SelectHealth, $62,400; and Merit Medical Systems, $49,300.

» Political party arms raised $1.1 million last year. The Utah Democratic Party raised the most, $555,572, followed by the Utah Republican Party $355,132; the Salt Lake County Democratic Party, $37,279; and the Davis County Republican Party, $30,158.




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