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Hey Big Spenders! A look at AFT & NEA Spending During The 2016 Election Cycle

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After spending eight long years at odds with the Obama Administration, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and National Education Association (NEA) viewed the 2016 elections as an opportunity to reassert themselves within the Democratic Party and to regain a measure of influence over federal education policy. As a result, the two unions spent massive amounts to get Democrats elected to office, threw their weight behind Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president, and closely coordinated their efforts with national Democratic Party officials.

It goes without saying that things did not work out as planned. While the two teachers unions spent tens of millions of dollars during the 2016 election cycle to get Clinton and other Democrats elected, in the end, they failed to deliver where it counts: the voting booth. As Greg Toppo at USA Today reported shortly after the elections, internal union figures revealed that one out of every three NEA members and one out of every five AFT members voted for Donald Trump.

AFT & NEA certainly never expected that Betsy DeVos would become U.S. Secretary of Education.

Nevertheless, it is worth taking measure of the size and scope AFT and NEA’s efforts to influence the recent elections because it makes clear that they are able to muster considerable resources to fight for their interests. According to campaign finance data from the National Institute on Money in State Politics, AFT and NEA spent a combined total of $72,661,520 during the 2016 election cycle. Nearly three-quarters of that amount – $53,534,015 – came from NEA, while the balance ($19,127,505) was spent by AFT.1

Below, I’ve broken down that campaign finance data into four broad categories – contributions to candidates, ballot committees, party committees, and independent expenditure groups – and highlight some interesting facts along the way. You can also search through the data yourself using the search and sorting functions in the tables under each category. As noted above, the underlying campaign finance records come from the National Institute on Money in State Politics and can be accessed at their website, followthemoney.org.

Contributions to candidates

During the 2016 election cycle, AFT and NEA contributed more than $4.4 million to 332 candidates running for office across 47 states and District of Columbia. Over 85% of those candidates were Democrats and just over 70% of them were eventually elected.

Although three-quarters of their contributions went to candidates running for the U.S. House and Senate, the two unions spent sizable amounts on several gubernatorial races, including $475,000 to support John Gregg’s unsuccessful bid to replace Mike Pence in Indiana, $125,000 to support Gov. Kate Brown in Oregon’s special gubernatorial election, and $75,000 for Chris Koster’s failed campaign for governor in Missouri.

John Gregg, Kate Brown & Chris Koster

AFT and NEA also made plays in lower-profile races, such as Glenda Ritz’s failed bid for reelection as Indiana’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Ritz made headlines back in 2012 for her surprise victory over incumbent Tony Bennett, whom she pilloried during the campaign for his support of the Common Core State Standards. Last year, the two teachers unions gave Ritz a combined total of $55,000 to her campaign.

UNION CANDIDATE OFFICE STATUS PARTY JURISDICTION TOTAL
AFT ADAMS, ALMA US HOUSE DISTRICT NC 012 Won DEMOCRATIC NC 15,000
NEA ADAMS, ALMA US HOUSE DISTRICT NC 012 Won DEMOCRATIC NC 10,000
AFT ADDISON, TANYCE J BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 001 Lost NONPARTISAN OH 8,000
AFT AGUILAR, PETE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 031 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
NEA AGUILAR, PETE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 031 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
NEA APPLEGATE, DOUG LOREN US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 049 Lost DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
AFT APPLEGATE, DOUG LOREN US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 049 Lost DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
AFT AQUINO, OMAR SENATE DISTRICT 002 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 30,000
NEA ASHFORD, BRAD US HOUSE DISTRICT NE 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC NE 10,000
NEA AVAKIAN, BRADLEY P (BRAD) SECRETARY OF STATE Lost DEMOCRATIC OR 75,000
AFT BARICEVIC, CHARLES CJ US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 012 Lost DEMOCRATIC IL 10,000
AFT BASS, KAREN R US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 037 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
NEA BASS, KAREN R US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 037 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
AFT BAYH, EVAN US SENATE DISTRICT IN SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC IN 6,000
NEA BAYH, EVAN US SENATE DISTRICT IN SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC IN 5,000
AFT BEATTY, JOYCE US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 003 Won DEMOCRATIC OH 5,000
NEA BEATTY, JOYCE US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 003 Won DEMOCRATIC OH 4,000
NEA BECERRA, XAVIER US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 034 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT BECERRA, XAVIER US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 034 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
NEA BENNET, MICHAEL F US SENATE DISTRICT CO SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC CO 10,000
AFT BENNET, MICHAEL F US SENATE DISTRICT CO SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC CO 10,000
NEA BENNETT, LUANN L US HOUSE DISTRICT VA 010 Lost DEMOCRATIC VA 10,000
NEA BERA, AMERISH B (AMI) US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 007 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
NEA BEYER JR, DONALD STERNOFF US HOUSE DISTRICT VA 008 Won DEMOCRATIC VA 4,000
AFT BISHOP JR, SANFORD D US HOUSE DISTRICT GA 002 Won DEMOCRATIC GA 10,000
NEA BISHOP JR, SANFORD D US HOUSE DISTRICT GA 002 Won DEMOCRATIC GA 4,000
NEA BJORN, ARIK M US HOUSE DISTRICT SC 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC SC 1,000
NEA BLUMENAUER, EARL US HOUSE DISTRICT OR 003 Won DEMOCRATIC OR 4,000
AFT BLUMENAUER, EARL US HOUSE DISTRICT OR 003 Won DEMOCRATIC OR 2,500
AFT BLUMENTHAL, RICHARD A US SENATE DISTRICT CT SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC CT 10,000
NEA BLUMENTHAL, RICHARD A US SENATE DISTRICT CT SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC CT 7,000
NEA BLUNT ROCHESTER, LISA US HOUSE DISTRICT DE 001 Won DEMOCRATIC DE 5,000
AFT BLUNT ROCHESTER, LISA US HOUSE DISTRICT DE 001 Won DEMOCRATIC DE 5,000
NEA BONAMICI, SUZANNE US HOUSE DISTRICT OR 001 Won DEMOCRATIC OR 7,000
AFT BONAMICI, SUZANNE US HOUSE DISTRICT OR 001 Won DEMOCRATIC OR 5,000
NEA BOST, MICHAEL J (MIKE) US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 012 Won REPUBLICAN IL 6,000
AFT BOYLE, BRENDAN F US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 013 Won DEMOCRATIC PA 7,500
NEA BOYLE, BRENDAN F US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 013 Won DEMOCRATIC PA 4,000
AFT BRADY, ROBERT A US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 001 Won DEMOCRATIC PA 10,000
NEA BRADY, ROBERT A US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 001 Won DEMOCRATIC PA 4,000
NEA BROWN, ANTHONY G US HOUSE DISTRICT MD 004 Won DEMOCRATIC MD 10,000
AFT BROWN, ANTHONY G US HOUSE DISTRICT MD 004 Won DEMOCRATIC MD 10,000
AFT BROWN, KATE GOVERNOR Won DEMOCRATIC OR 75,000
NEA BROWN, KATE GOVERNOR Won DEMOCRATIC OR 50,000
NEA BROWNLEY, JULIA US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 026 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT BROWNLEY, JULIA US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 026 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT BULLOCK, DONNA J HOUSE DISTRICT 195 Won DEMOCRATIC PA 2,000
NEA BULLOCK, STEPHEN CLARK (STEVE) & COONEY, MIKE GOVERNOR / LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Won DEMOCRATIC MT 10,610
AFT BULLOCK, STEPHEN CLARK (STEVE) & COONEY, MIKE GOVERNOR / LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Won DEMOCRATIC MT 10,610
NEA BUSTOS, CHERI US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 017 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 10,000
AFT BUSTOS, CHERI US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 017 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 10,000
AFT BUTTERFIELD JR, GEORGE KENNETH (GK) US HOUSE DISTRICT NC 001 Won DEMOCRATIC NC 10,000
NEA BUTTERFIELD JR, GEORGE KENNETH (GK) US HOUSE DISTRICT NC 001 Won DEMOCRATIC NC 6,000
NEA CAFORIO, BRYAN US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 025 Lost DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
AFT CAFORIO, BRYAN US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 025 Lost DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
NEA CAIN, EMILY ANN US HOUSE DISTRICT ME 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC ME 10,000
AFT CAIN, EMILY ANN US HOUSE DISTRICT ME 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC ME 10,000
NEA CAMPBELL II, FOSTER LONNIE US SENATE DISTRICT LA SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC LA 5,000
AFT CAMPBELL II, FOSTER LONNIE US SENATE DISTRICT LA SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC LA 1,500
NEA CAPUANO, MICHAEL E US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 007 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 4,000
NEA CARBAJAL, SALUD US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 024 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT CARBAJAL, SALUD US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 024 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT CARDENAS, TONY US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 029 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 7,500
NEA CARDENAS, TONY US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 029 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
NEA CARROLL, MORGAN US HOUSE DISTRICT CO 006 Lost DEMOCRATIC CO 10,000
AFT CARROLL, MORGAN US HOUSE DISTRICT CO 006 Lost DEMOCRATIC CO 10,000
AFT CARSON, ANDRE D US HOUSE DISTRICT IN 007 Won DEMOCRATIC IN 10,000
NEA CARSON, ANDRE D US HOUSE DISTRICT IN 007 Won DEMOCRATIC IN 4,000
AFT CARTWRIGHT, MATTHEW ALTON US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 017 Won DEMOCRATIC PA 10,000
NEA CARTWRIGHT, MATTHEW ALTON US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 017 Won DEMOCRATIC PA 4,000
AFT CASTOR, KATHY US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 014 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 5,000
NEA CASTOR, KATHY US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 014 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 4,000
AFT CASTRO, JOAQUIN US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 020 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 10,000
NEA CASTRO, JOAQUIN US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 020 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 4,000
NEA CHU, JUDY US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 027 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT CHU, JUDY US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 027 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT CICILLINE, DAVID N US HOUSE DISTRICT RI 001 Won DEMOCRATIC RI 10,000
NEA CICILLINE, DAVID N US HOUSE DISTRICT RI 001 Won DEMOCRATIC RI 4,000
NEA CLARK, KATHERINE M US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 005 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 10,000
AFT CLARK, KATHERINE M US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 005 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 10,000
AFT CLARKE, YVETTE D US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 009 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 4,500
NEA CLARKE, YVETTE D US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 009 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 3,000
AFT CLAY JR, WILLIAM LACY US HOUSE DISTRICT MO 001 Won DEMOCRATIC MO 10,000
NEA CLAY JR, WILLIAM LACY US HOUSE DISTRICT MO 001 Won DEMOCRATIC MO 4,000
AFT CLEAVER II, EMANUEL US HOUSE DISTRICT MO 005 Won DEMOCRATIC MO 10,000
NEA CLEAVER II, EMANUEL US HOUSE DISTRICT MO 005 Won DEMOCRATIC MO 4,000
AFT CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM & KAINE, TIMOTHY M (TIM) PRESIDENT / VICE PRESIDENT Lost DEMOCRATIC US 9,205
NEA CLYBURN, JAMES E (JIM) US HOUSE DISTRICT SC 006 Won DEMOCRATIC SC 10,000
AFT CLYBURN, JAMES E (JIM) US HOUSE DISTRICT SC 006 Won DEMOCRATIC SC 10,000
NEA COHEN, STEPHEN I US HOUSE DISTRICT TN 009 Won DEMOCRATIC TN 4,000
AFT COHEN, STEPHEN I US HOUSE DISTRICT TN 009 Won DEMOCRATIC TN 2,500
NEA COLEMAN, LYNN C US HOUSE DISTRICT IN 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC IN 5,000
AFT COLEMAN, LYNN C US HOUSE DISTRICT IN 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC IN 1,000
AFT COLES, SEKELA HOUSE DISTRICT 164 Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 2,000
NEA CONNOLLY, GERALD E (GERRY) US HOUSE DISTRICT VA 011 Won DEMOCRATIC VA 4,000
AFT CONYERS JR, JOHN US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 013 Won DEMOCRATIC MI 10,000
NEA CONYERS JR, JOHN US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 013 Won DEMOCRATIC MI 4,000
NEA COOK, PAUL US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 008 Won REPUBLICAN CA 7,000
NEA COOPER III, ROY ASBERRY GOVERNOR Won DEMOCRATIC NC 5,100
NEA COOPER, JIM US HOUSE DISTRICT TN 005 Won DEMOCRATIC TN 5,000
AFT CORTEZ-MASTO, CATHERINE US SENATE DISTRICT NV SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC NV 12,500
NEA CORTEZ-MASTO, CATHERINE US SENATE DISTRICT NV SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC NV 10,000
NEA COSTA, JIM US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 016 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
NEA COSTELLO, RYAN A US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 006 Won REPUBLICAN PA 10,000
AFT COURTNEY, JOE US HOUSE DISTRICT CT 002 Won DEMOCRATIC CT 10,000
NEA COURTNEY, JOE US HOUSE DISTRICT CT 002 Won DEMOCRATIC CT 7,000
NEA CRAIG, ANGIE US HOUSE DISTRICT MN 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR MN 10,000
AFT CRAIG, ANGIE US HOUSE DISTRICT MN 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR MN 10,000
NEA CRIST JR, CHARLES J (CHARLIE) US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 013 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 10,000
AFT CRIST JR, CHARLES J (CHARLIE) US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 013 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 10,000
AFT CROWLEY, JOSEPH (JOE) US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 014 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
NEA CROWLEY, JOSEPH (JOE) US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 014 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 4,000
NEA CUELLAR, HENRY US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 028 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 5,000
AFT CUMMINGS, ELIJAH US HOUSE DISTRICT MD 007 Won DEMOCRATIC MD 10,000
NEA CUMMINGS, ELIJAH US HOUSE DISTRICT MD 007 Won DEMOCRATIC MD 4,000
NEA CURBELO, CARLOS LUIS US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 026 Won REPUBLICAN FL 5,000
AFT CURBELO, CARLOS LUIS US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 026 Won REPUBLICAN FL 2,500
NEA DAVIS SR, BRUCE EDWARD US HOUSE DISTRICT NC 013 Lost DEMOCRATIC NC 1,000
AFT DAVIS, DANIEL K (DANNY) US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 007 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 10,000
NEA DAVIS, DANIEL K (DANNY) US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 007 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 5,000
NEA DAVIS, RODNEY US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 013 Won REPUBLICAN IL 6,000
AFT DAVIS, SUSAN A US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 053 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
AFT DEACON, COLLEEN US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 024 Lost DEMOCRATIC NY 5,000
NEA DEFAZIO, PETER A US HOUSE DISTRICT OR 004 Won DEMOCRATIC OR 4,000
AFT DEFAZIO, PETER A US HOUSE DISTRICT OR 004 Won DEMOCRATIC OR 1,500
NEA DEGETTE, DIANA L US HOUSE DISTRICT CO 001 Won DEMOCRATIC CO 4,000
AFT DEGETTE, DIANA L US HOUSE DISTRICT CO 001 Won DEMOCRATIC CO 3,500
NEA DELANEY, JOHN K US HOUSE DISTRICT MD 006 Won DEMOCRATIC MD 5,000
AFT DELAURO, ROSA L US HOUSE DISTRICT CT 003 Won DEMOCRATIC CT 10,000
NEA DELAURO, ROSA L US HOUSE DISTRICT CT 003 Won DEMOCRATIC CT 7,000
NEA DELBENE, SUZAN K US HOUSE DISTRICT WA 001 Won DEMOCRATIC WA 4,000
NEA DEMINGS, VAL US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 010 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 5,000
AFT DEMINGS, VAL US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 010 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 5,000
NEA DENHAM, JEFFREY US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 010 Won REPUBLICAN CA 10,000
NEA DENT, CHARLES W (CHARLIE) US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 015 Won REPUBLICAN PA 5,000
NEA DESAULNIER, MARK US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 011 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT DESAULNIER, MARK US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 011 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT DEUTCH, TED US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 022 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 5,000
NEA DEUTCH, TED US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 022 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 4,000
NEA DIAZ-BALART, MARIO US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 025 Won REPUBLICAN FL 4,000
AFT DIAZ-BALART, MARIO US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 025 Won REPUBLICAN FL 1,500
AFT DINGELL, DEBBIE US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 012 Won DEMOCRATIC MI 10,000
NEA DINGELL, DEBBIE US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 012 Won DEMOCRATIC MI 4,000
NEA DITTMAR, JANE D US HOUSE DISTRICT VA 005 Lost DEMOCRATIC VA 5,000
AFT DOGGETT, LLOYD US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 035 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 10,000
NEA DOGGETT, LLOYD US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 035 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 4,000
NEA DOLD JR, ROBERT JAMES US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 010 Lost REPUBLICAN IL 5,000
NEA DONOVAN JR, DANIEL M US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 011 Won REPUBLICAN NY 5,000
NEA DONOVAN, TJ ATTORNEY GENERAL Won DEMOCRATIC VT 4,000
AFT DOYLE, MIKE US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 014 Won DEMOCRATIC PA 5,000
NEA DOYLE, MIKE US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 014 Won DEMOCRATIC PA 4,000
NEA DRISKELL, GRETCHEN D US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 007 Lost DEMOCRATIC MI 10,000
AFT DRISKELL, GRETCHEN D US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 007 Lost DEMOCRATIC MI 10,000
AFT DUCKWORTH, LADDA (TAMMY) US SENATE DISTRICT IL SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC IL 12,500
NEA DUCKWORTH, LADDA (TAMMY) US SENATE DISTRICT IL SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC IL 7,000
NEA DUNN, JOE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 046 Lost DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
AFT DUNN, JOE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 046 Lost DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
AFT EGGMAN, MICHAEL R US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 010 Lost DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
AFT ELLISON, KEITH M US HOUSE DISTRICT MN 005 Won DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR MN 7,500
NEA ELLISON, KEITH M US HOUSE DISTRICT MN 005 Won DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR MN 4,000
AFT ENGEL, ELIOT L US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 016 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
NEA ENGEL, ELIOT L US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 016 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 4,000
AFT ESHOO, ANNA G US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 018 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
NEA ESHOO, ANNA G US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 018 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
NEA ESPAILLAT, ADRIANO US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 013 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 5,000
AFT ESPAILLAT, ADRIANO US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 013 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 5,000
AFT ESTY, ELIZABETH H US HOUSE DISTRICT CT 005 Won DEMOCRATIC CT 7,500
NEA ESTY, ELIZABETH H US HOUSE DISTRICT CT 005 Won DEMOCRATIC CT 4,000
NEA EVANS, DWIGHT US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 002 Won DEMOCRATIC PA 10,000
AFT FATTAH, CHAKA US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 5,000
NEA FATTAH, CHAKA US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 1,000
AFT FEINGOLD, RUSSELL DANA US SENATE DISTRICT WI SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC WI 11,500
NEA FEINGOLD, RUSSELL DANA US SENATE DISTRICT WI SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC WI 10,000
NEA FITZPATRICK, BRIAN US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 008 Won REPUBLICAN PA 5,000
NEA FORTENBERRY, JEFF US HOUSE DISTRICT NE 001 Won REPUBLICAN NE 1,000
AFT FOSTER, GEORGE WILLIAM (BILL) US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 011 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 10,000
NEA FOSTER, GEORGE WILLIAM (BILL) US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 011 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 4,000
AFT FRANKEL, LOIS US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 021 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 10,000
NEA FRANKEL, LOIS US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 021 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 4,000
NEA FUDGE, MARCIA L US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 011 Won DEMOCRATIC OH 10,000
AFT FUDGE, MARCIA L US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 011 Won DEMOCRATIC OH 10,000
NEA GABBARD TAMAYO, TULSI US HOUSE DISTRICT HI 002 Won DEMOCRATIC HI 4,000
AFT GABBARD TAMAYO, TULSI US HOUSE DISTRICT HI 002 Won DEMOCRATIC HI 2,500
NEA GALLEGO, PETE P US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 023 Lost DEMOCRATIC TX 10,000
AFT GALLEGO, PETE P US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 023 Lost DEMOCRATIC TX 5,000
NEA GALLEGO, RUBEN US HOUSE DISTRICT AZ 007 Won DEMOCRATIC AZ 4,000
AFT GALLEGO, RUBEN US HOUSE DISTRICT AZ 007 Won DEMOCRATIC AZ 3,500
NEA GARAMENDI, JOHN US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 003 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
NEA GARRETT, JANET US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 004 Lost DEMOCRATIC OH 5,000
AFT GIBSON, DARROL D ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 011 Lost DEMOCRATIC WI 1,000
NEA GONZALEZ, VICENTE US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 015 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 10,000
AFT GONZALEZ, VICENTE US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 015 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 5,000
NEA GOTTHEIMER, JOSHUA S US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 005 Won DEMOCRATIC NJ 5,000
AFT GOTTHEIMER, JOSHUA S US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 005 Won DEMOCRATIC NJ 5,000
NEA GRAVES JR, SAMUEL B (SAM) US HOUSE DISTRICT MO 006 Won REPUBLICAN MO 4,000
AFT GREEN, ALEXANDER (AL) US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 009 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 5,000
AFT GREEN, GENE US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 029 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 6,000
NEA GREEN, GENE US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 029 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 4,000
NEA GREGG, JOHN R & HALE, CHRISTINA GOVERNOR / LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Lost DEMOCRATIC IN 400,000
AFT GREGG, JOHN R & HALE, CHRISTINA GOVERNOR / LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Lost DEMOCRATIC IN 75,000
AFT GREGORY, DU WAYNE US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC NY 5,000
AFT GRIJALVA, RAUL M US HOUSE DISTRICT AZ 003 Won DEMOCRATIC AZ 10,000
NEA GRIJALVA, RAUL M US HOUSE DISTRICT AZ 003 Won DEMOCRATIC AZ 9,000
AFT GUTIERREZ, LUIS V US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 004 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 5,000
NEA HALL III, ISADORE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 044 Lost DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
AFT HALL III, ISADORE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 044 Lost DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
AFT HAMMOND, JOHN CRAIG HOUSE DISTRICT 028 Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 6,000
AFT HANABUSA, COLLEEN WAKAKO US HOUSE DISTRICT HI 001 Won DEMOCRATIC HI 5,000
NEA HANABUSA, COLLEEN WAKAKO US HOUSE DISTRICT HI 001 Won DEMOCRATIC HI 4,000
AFT HARRIS, JORDAN A HOUSE DISTRICT 186 Won DEMOCRATIC PA 10,000
NEA HARRIS, KAMALA D US SENATE DISTRICT CA SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT HARRIS, KAMALA D US SENATE DISTRICT CA SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT HARTMAN, CHRISTINA M US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 016 Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 5,000
NEA HARTMAN, CHRISTINA M US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 016 Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 4,000
AFT HASSAN, MARGARET WOOD (MAGGIE) US SENATE DISTRICT NH SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC NH 15,000
NEA HASSAN, MARGARET WOOD (MAGGIE) US SENATE DISTRICT NH SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC NH 10,000
AFT HASTINGS, ALCEE L US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 020 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 5,000
NEA HASTINGS, ALCEE L US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 020 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 4,000
NEA HAWKS, PAULA US HOUSE DISTRICT SD 001 Lost DEMOCRATIC SD 2,000
AFT HECK, DENNIS R (DENNY) US HOUSE DISTRICT WA 010 Won DEMOCRATIC WA 5,000
NEA HECK, DENNIS R (DENNY) US HOUSE DISTRICT WA 010 Won DEMOCRATIC WA 4,000
AFT HEINZ, MATTHEW GERALD US HOUSE DISTRICT AZ 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC AZ 10,000
AFT HIGGINS, BRIAN US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 026 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 2,500
NEA HIGGINS, BRIAN US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 026 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 2,000
NEA HILL, BARON US SENATE DISTRICT IN SW-CLASS III Withdrew DEMOCRATIC IN 10,000
AFT HILL, BARON US SENATE DISTRICT IN SW-CLASS III Withdrew DEMOCRATIC IN 5,000
NEA HIMES, JAMES A (JIM) US HOUSE DISTRICT CT 004 Won DEMOCRATIC CT 4,000
NEA HOEVEN III, JOHN HENRY US SENATE DISTRICT ND SW-CLASS III Won REPUBLICAN ND 2,000
AFT HONDA, MICHAEL M (MIKE) US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 017 Lost DEMOCRATIC CA 15,000
NEA HONDA, MICHAEL M (MIKE) US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 017 Lost DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
NEA HOYER, STENY US HOUSE DISTRICT MD 005 Won DEMOCRATIC MD 10,000
AFT HOYER, STENY US HOUSE DISTRICT MD 005 Won DEMOCRATIC MD 10,000
AFT HUERTA, EMILIO JESUS US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 021 Lost DEMOCRATIC CA 11,500
NEA HUFFMAN, JARED W US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 002 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
AFT HUFFMAN, JARED W US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 002 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 3,500
AFT HUNT, MARK ALLEN US HOUSE DISTRICT WV 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC WV 5,000
NEA HUNT, MARK ALLEN US HOUSE DISTRICT WV 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC WV 2,000
NEA HYMAN, MAL J US HOUSE DISTRICT SC 007 Lost DEMOCRATIC SC 1,000
NEA INSLEE, JAY ROBERT GOVERNOR Won DEMOCRATIC WA 4,000
NEA JACKSON LEE, SHEILA US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 018 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 4,000
AFT JACKSON LEE, SHEILA US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 018 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 2,500
AFT JAYAPAL, PRAMILA US HOUSE DISTRICT WA 007 Won DEMOCRATIC WA 11,000
NEA JAYAPAL, PRAMILA US HOUSE DISTRICT WA 007 Won DEMOCRATIC WA 10,000
AFT JEFFRIES, HAKEEM S US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 008 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
NEA JEFFRIES, HAKEEM S US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 008 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 7,000
NEA JOHNSON, HENRY C (HANK) US HOUSE DISTRICT GA 004 Won DEMOCRATIC GA 4,000
AFT JOHNSON, HENRY C (HANK) US HOUSE DISTRICT GA 004 Won DEMOCRATIC GA 1,500
NEA JOHNSON, LON US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 001 Lost DEMOCRATIC MI 10,000
AFT JOHNSON, LON US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 001 Lost DEMOCRATIC MI 10,000
AFT JOHNSON, MERYL BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 011 Won NONPARTISAN OH 10,000
NEA JONES JR, J MARSHALL US HOUSE DISTRICT LA 004 Lost DEMOCRATIC LA 5,000
NEA JOYCE, DAVID P US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 014 Won REPUBLICAN OH 7,000
NEA JUDGE, PATTY US SENATE DISTRICT IA SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC IA 5,000
AFT JUDGE, PATTY US SENATE DISTRICT IA SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC IA 5,000
AFT JUNEAU, DENISE US HOUSE DISTRICT MT 001 Lost DEMOCRATIC MT 11,000
NEA JUNEAU, DENISE US HOUSE DISTRICT MT 001 Lost DEMOCRATIC MT 10,000
AFT KANDER, JASON US SENATE DISTRICT MO SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC MO 12,500
NEA KANDER, JASON US SENATE DISTRICT MO SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC MO 10,000
AFT KAPTUR, MARCY US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 009 Won DEMOCRATIC OH 10,000
NEA KAPTUR, MARCY US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 009 Won DEMOCRATIC OH 4,000
NEA KATKO, JOHN M US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 024 Won REPUBLICAN NY 2,000
AFT KEATING, WILLIAM RICHARD US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 009 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 10,000
NEA KEATING, WILLIAM RICHARD US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 009 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 4,000
AFT KELLY, ROBIN US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 002 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 5,000
NEA KELLY, ROBIN US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 002 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 4,000
NEA KEMPER, NANCY JO US HOUSE DISTRICT KY 006 Lost DEMOCRATIC KY 5,000
NEA KENNEDY III, JOSEPH P US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 004 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 4,000
AFT KENNEDY III, JOSEPH P US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 004 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 2,500
NEA KIHUEN, RUBEN US HOUSE DISTRICT NV 004 Won DEMOCRATIC NV 10,000
AFT KIHUEN, RUBEN US HOUSE DISTRICT NV 004 Won DEMOCRATIC NV 10,000
AFT KILDEE, DANIEL T US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 005 Won DEMOCRATIC MI 5,000
NEA KILDEE, DANIEL T US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 005 Won DEMOCRATIC MI 4,000
NEA KILMER, DEREK C US HOUSE DISTRICT WA 006 Won DEMOCRATIC WA 4,000
NEA KIND, RON US HOUSE DISTRICT WI 003 Won DEMOCRATIC WI 10,000
NEA KINZINGER, ADAM DANIEL US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 016 Won REPUBLICAN IL 2,000
AFT KIRKPATRICK, ANN LEILA US SENATE DISTRICT AZ SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC AZ 12,000
NEA KIRKPATRICK, ANN LEILA US SENATE DISTRICT AZ SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC AZ 10,000
AFT KOSTER, CHRISTOPHER A (CHRIS) GOVERNOR Lost DEMOCRATIC MO 75,000
NEA KRISHNAMOORTHI, RAJA US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 008 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 10,000
AFT KRISHNAMOORTHI, RAJA US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 008 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 5,000
AFT KRUEGER-BRANEKY, LEANNE T HOUSE DISTRICT 161 Won DEMOCRATIC PA 10,000
AFT KUMAR, ANIL B US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 011 Lost DEMOCRATIC MI 2,500
NEA KUSTER, ANN MCLANE US HOUSE DISTRICT NH 002 Won DEMOCRATIC NH 10,000
AFT KUSTER, ANN MCLANE US HOUSE DISTRICT NH 002 Won DEMOCRATIC NH 10,000
NEA LANCE, LEONARD US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 007 Won REPUBLICAN NJ 5,000
AFT LANGEVIN, JAMES R US HOUSE DISTRICT RI 002 Won DEMOCRATIC RI 5,000
NEA LANGEVIN, JAMES R US HOUSE DISTRICT RI 002 Won DEMOCRATIC RI 4,000
NEA LARSEN, RICK US HOUSE DISTRICT WA 002 Won DEMOCRATIC WA 4,000
AFT LARSON, JOHN B US HOUSE DISTRICT CT 001 Won DEMOCRATIC CT 10,000
NEA LARSON, JOHN B US HOUSE DISTRICT CT 001 Won DEMOCRATIC CT 4,000
AFT LAWRENCE, BRENDA US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 014 Won DEMOCRATIC MI 7,500
NEA LAWRENCE, BRENDA US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 014 Won DEMOCRATIC MI 4,000
NEA LEAHY, PATRICK US SENATE DISTRICT VT SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC VT 10,000
AFT LEAHY, PATRICK US SENATE DISTRICT VT SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC VT 10,000
NEA LEE, BARBARA US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 013 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT LEE, BARBARA US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 013 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
NEA LEVIN, SANDER US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 009 Won DEMOCRATIC MI 10,000
AFT LEVIN, SANDER US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 009 Won DEMOCRATIC MI 10,000
AFT LEWIS, JOHN US HOUSE DISTRICT GA 005 Won DEMOCRATIC GA 10,000
NEA LEWIS, JOHN US HOUSE DISTRICT GA 005 Won DEMOCRATIC GA 4,000
AFT LIEU, TED W US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 033 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 7,500
NEA LIEU, TED W US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 033 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
AFT LINDBECK, STEVE US HOUSE DISTRICT AK 001 Lost DEMOCRATIC AK 10,000
NEA LLOYD, SARAH US HOUSE DISTRICT WI 006 Lost DEMOCRATIC WI 1,000
NEA LOBIONDO, FRANK A US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 002 Won REPUBLICAN NJ 10,000
AFT LOEBSACK, DAVID WAYNE (DAVE) US HOUSE DISTRICT IA 002 Won DEMOCRATIC IA 10,000
NEA LOEBSACK, DAVID WAYNE (DAVE) US HOUSE DISTRICT IA 002 Won DEMOCRATIC IA 4,000
AFT LOFGREN, ZOE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 019 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
AFT LOWENTHAL, ALAN US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 047 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 7,500
NEA LOWENTHAL, ALAN US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 047 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
NEA LOWEY, NITA M US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 017 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
AFT LOWEY, NITA M US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 017 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
AFT LUJAN GRISHAM, MICHELLE US HOUSE DISTRICT NM 001 Won DEMOCRATIC NM 10,000
NEA LUJAN GRISHAM, MICHELLE US HOUSE DISTRICT NM 001 Won DEMOCRATIC NM 4,000
NEA LUJAN, BEN RAY US HOUSE DISTRICT NM 003 Won DEMOCRATIC NM 10,000
AFT LUJAN, BEN RAY US HOUSE DISTRICT NM 003 Won DEMOCRATIC NM 10,000
NEA LYNCH, STEPHEN F US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 008 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 1,000
NEA MACARTHUR, THOMAS C (TOM) US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 003 Won REPUBLICAN NJ 5,000
AFT MALONEY, CAROLYN B US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 012 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 7,500
NEA MALONEY, CAROLYN B US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 012 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 4,000
AFT MALONEY, SEAN PATRICK US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 018 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 5,000
NEA MALONEY, SEAN PATRICK US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 018 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 4,000
AFT MATSUI, DORIS O US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 006 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
NEA MATSUI, DORIS O US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 006 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
AFT MCCOLLUM, BETTY US HOUSE DISTRICT MN 004 Won DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR MN 10,000
NEA MCCOLLUM, BETTY US HOUSE DISTRICT MN 004 Won DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR MN 6,000
AFT MCEACHIN, A DONALD US HOUSE DISTRICT VA 004 Won DEMOCRATIC VA 11,000
NEA MCEACHIN, A DONALD US HOUSE DISTRICT VA 004 Won DEMOCRATIC VA 5,000
AFT MCGINTY, KATHLEEN ALANA US SENATE DISTRICT PA SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 12,500
NEA MCGINTY, KATHLEEN ALANA US SENATE DISTRICT PA SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 10,000
AFT MCGOVERN, JAMES P US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 002 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 4,500
NEA MCGOVERN, JAMES P US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 002 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 4,000
NEA MCKINLEY, DAVID B US HOUSE DISTRICT WV 001 Won REPUBLICAN WV 4,000
AFT MCNERNEY, JERRY US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 009 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 7,500
NEA MCNERNEY, JERRY US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 009 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
NEA MEEHAN, PATRICK L US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 007 Won REPUBLICAN PA 1,000
NEA MEEKS, GREGORY W US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 005 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 4,000
AFT MENG, GRACE US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 006 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 5,000
NEA MILLARD, CARL A (ANDY) US HOUSE DISTRICT NC 010 Lost DEMOCRATIC NC 5,000
NEA MINTER, SUE GOVERNOR Lost DEMOCRATIC VT 4,000
AFT MINTER, SUE GOVERNOR Lost DEMOCRATIC VT 4,000
AFT MOLLOY II, MARTIN W SENATE DISTRICT 009 Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 10,000
AFT MOORE, GWENDOLYNNE (GWEN) US HOUSE DISTRICT WI 004 Won DEMOCRATIC WI 10,000
NEA MOORE, GWENDOLYNNE (GWEN) US HOUSE DISTRICT WI 004 Won DEMOCRATIC WI 4,000
NEA MORAN, JERRY US SENATE DISTRICT KS SW-CLASS III Won REPUBLICAN KS 2,000
NEA MOULTON, SETH W US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 006 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 2,000
NEA MOWRER, JIM US HOUSE DISTRICT IA 003 Lost DEMOCRATIC IA 5,000
AFT MOWRER, JIM US HOUSE DISTRICT IA 003 Lost DEMOCRATIC IA 5,000
NEA MURPHY, PATRICK E US SENATE DISTRICT FL SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC FL 10,000
AFT MURPHY, PATRICK E US SENATE DISTRICT FL SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC FL 10,000
NEA MURPHY, STEPHANIE US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 007 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 5,000
AFT MURPHY, STEPHANIE US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 007 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 5,000
NEA MURRAY, PATTY US SENATE DISTRICT WA SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC WA 10,000
AFT MURRAY, PATTY US SENATE DISTRICT WA SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC WA 7,500
AFT NADLER, JERROLD L US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 010 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
NEA NADLER, JERROLD L US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 010 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 4,000
NEA NAPOLITANO, GRACE F US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 032 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT NAPOLITANO, GRACE F US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 032 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT NEAL, RICHARD E US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 001 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 10,000
NEA NELSON, TOM US HOUSE DISTRICT WI 008 Lost DEMOCRATIC WI 5,000
AFT NELSON, TOM US HOUSE DISTRICT WI 008 Lost DEMOCRATIC WI 5,000
NEA NOLAN, RICHARD MICHAEL (RICK) US HOUSE DISTRICT MN 008 Won DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR MN 10,000
AFT NOLAN, RICHARD MICHAEL (RICK) US HOUSE DISTRICT MN 008 Won DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR MN 10,000
AFT NORCROSS, DONALD US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 001 Won DEMOCRATIC NJ 7,500
NEA NORCROSS, DONALD US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 001 Won DEMOCRATIC NJ 4,000
AFT NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES US HOUSE DELEGATE DISTRICT DC 001 Won DEMOCRATIC DC 10,000
NEA OHALLERAN, TOM US HOUSE DISTRICT AZ 001 Won DEMOCRATIC AZ 10,000
AFT OHALLERAN, TOM US HOUSE DISTRICT AZ 001 Won DEMOCRATIC AZ 10,000
NEA OTTO, WILLIAM (BILL) US HOUSE DISTRICT MO 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC MO 2,000
AFT OTTO, WILLIAM (BILL) US HOUSE DISTRICT MO 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC MO 2,000
AFT PAINTER-GOFFI, ROSLYN BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 005 Lost NONPARTISAN OH 7,000
AFT PALLONE JR, FRANK US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 006 Won DEMOCRATIC NJ 10,000
NEA PALLONE JR, FRANK US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 006 Won DEMOCRATIC NJ 4,000
NEA PANETTA, JIMMY US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 020 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT PANETTA, JIMMY US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 020 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT PARRISH, MICHAEL DAVID (MIKE) US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 006 Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 2,500
AFT PASCRELL JR, BILL US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 009 Won DEMOCRATIC NJ 10,000
NEA PASCRELL JR, BILL US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 009 Won DEMOCRATIC NJ 4,000
NEA PAYNE JR, DONALD M US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 010 Won DEMOCRATIC NJ 1,000
NEA PELOSI, NANCY US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 012 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT PELOSI, NANCY US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 012 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT PERLMUTTER, EDWIN G (ED) US HOUSE DISTRICT CO 007 Won DEMOCRATIC CO 5,000
NEA PERLMUTTER, EDWIN G (ED) US HOUSE DISTRICT CO 007 Won DEMOCRATIC CO 4,000
NEA PERSON, FRANCIS J US HOUSE DISTRICT SC 005 Lost DEMOCRATIC SC 2,000
NEA PETERS, SCOTT H US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 052 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 9,000
AFT PETERSON, COLLIN C US HOUSE DISTRICT MN 007 Won DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR MN 7,000
NEA PETERSON, COLLIN C US HOUSE DISTRICT MN 007 Won DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR MN 4,000
NEA PEYTON, HARVEY D US HOUSE DISTRICT WV 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC WV 5,000
AFT PINGREE, ROCHELLE M (CHELLIE) US HOUSE DISTRICT ME 001 Won DEMOCRATIC ME 10,000
NEA PINGREE, ROCHELLE M (CHELLIE) US HOUSE DISTRICT ME 001 Won DEMOCRATIC ME 4,000
NEA PLUMB, JOHN F US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 023 Lost DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
AFT PLUMB, JOHN F US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 023 Lost DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
NEA POCAN, MARK US HOUSE DISTRICT WI 002 Won DEMOCRATIC WI 10,000
AFT POCAN, MARK US HOUSE DISTRICT WI 002 Won DEMOCRATIC WI 10,000
AFT PRICE, DAVID EUGENE US HOUSE DISTRICT NC 004 Won DEMOCRATIC NC 10,000
NEA PRICE, DAVID EUGENE US HOUSE DISTRICT NC 004 Won DEMOCRATIC NC 4,000
AFT QUIGLEY, MICHAEL B (MIKE) US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 005 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 5,000
NEA RANDOLPH, SUSANNAH US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 009 Lost DEMOCRATIC FL 5,000
AFT RANDOLPH, SUSANNAH US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 009 Lost DEMOCRATIC FL 5,000
NEA RASKIN, JAMIN BEN (JAMIE) US HOUSE DISTRICT MD 008 Won DEMOCRATIC MD 5,000
AFT RASKIN, JAMIN BEN (JAMIE) US HOUSE DISTRICT MD 008 Won DEMOCRATIC MD 5,000
NEA REED, JAMES EDWARD (JIM) US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 001 Lost DEMOCRATIC CA 1,000
NEA REICHERT, DAVE US HOUSE DISTRICT WA 008 Won REPUBLICAN WA 4,000
NEA RICE, KATHLEEN M US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 004 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 500
NEA RICHMOND, CEDRIC US HOUSE DISTRICT LA 002 Default Winner DEMOCRATIC LA 5,000
AFT RICHMOND, CEDRIC US HOUSE DISTRICT LA 002 Default Winner DEMOCRATIC LA 5,000
AFT RITZ, GLENDA SUE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Lost DEMOCRATIC IN 30,000
NEA RITZ, GLENDA SUE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Lost DEMOCRATIC IN 25,000
NEA ROS-LEHTINEN, ILEANA US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 027 Won REPUBLICAN FL 4,000
AFT ROS-LEHTINEN, ILEANA US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 027 Won REPUBLICAN FL 1,500
AFT ROSEN, JACKY US HOUSE DISTRICT NV 003 Won DEMOCRATIC NV 10,000
NEA ROSEN, JACKY US HOUSE DISTRICT NV 003 Won DEMOCRATIC NV 5,000
NEA ROSS, DEBORAH US SENATE DISTRICT NC SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC NC 10,000
AFT ROSS, DEBORAH US SENATE DISTRICT NC SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC NC 7,500
NEA ROYBAL-ALLARD, LUCILLE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 040 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT ROYBAL-ALLARD, LUCILLE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 040 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT RUIZ, RAUL US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 036 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
NEA RUIZ, RAUL US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 036 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
AFT RUPPERSBERGER, C A DUTCH US HOUSE DISTRICT MD 002 Won DEMOCRATIC MD 10,000
NEA RUPPERSBERGER, C A DUTCH US HOUSE DISTRICT MD 002 Won DEMOCRATIC MD 4,000
AFT RUSH, BOBBY L US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 001 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 5,000
AFT RYAN, TIMOTHY J US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 013 Won DEMOCRATIC OH 10,000
NEA RYAN, TIMOTHY J US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 013 Won DEMOCRATIC OH 4,000
NEA SANCHEZ, LINDA T US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 038 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT SANCHEZ, LINDA T US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 038 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT SANCHEZ, MICHAEL S SENATE DISTRICT 029 Lost DEMOCRATIC NM 5,400
AFT SANTARSIERO, STEVE US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 008 Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 11,500
NEA SANTARSIERO, STEVE US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 008 Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 10,000
AFT SCHAKOWSKY, JANICE D (JAN) US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 009 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 10,000
NEA SCHAKOWSKY, JANICE D (JAN) US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 009 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 4,000
NEA SCHATZ, BRIAN E US SENATE DISTRICT HI SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC HI 10,000
AFT SCHATZ, BRIAN E US SENATE DISTRICT HI SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC HI 10,000
NEA SCHIFF, ADAM B US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 028 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
AFT SCHIFF, ADAM B US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 028 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 2,500
AFT SCHNEIDER, BRADLEY SCOTT (BRAD) US HOUSE DISTRICT IL 010 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 11,500
NEA SCHRADER, WALTER KURT (KURT) US HOUSE DISTRICT OR 005 Won DEMOCRATIC OR 4,000
NEA SCHUMER, CHARLES E (CHUCK) US SENATE DISTRICT NY SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC NY 18,000
AFT SCHUMER, CHARLES E (CHUCK) US SENATE DISTRICT NY SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC NY 5,000
NEA SCHWARTZ, GAIL US HOUSE DISTRICT CO 003 Lost DEMOCRATIC CO 10,000
AFT SCHWARTZ, GAIL US HOUSE DISTRICT CO 003 Lost DEMOCRATIC CO 10,000
NEA SCOTT, DAVID A US HOUSE DISTRICT GA 013 Won DEMOCRATIC GA 4,000
NEA SCOTT, ROBERT C (BOBBY) US HOUSE DISTRICT VA 003 Won DEMOCRATIC VA 10,000
AFT SCOTT, ROBERT C (BOBBY) US HOUSE DISTRICT VA 003 Won DEMOCRATIC VA 10,000
NEA SEAY, BOB US HOUSE DISTRICT CO 004 Lost DEMOCRATIC CO 5,000
AFT SERRANO, JOSE E US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 015 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
AFT SEWELL, TERRI A US HOUSE DISTRICT AL 007 Won DEMOCRATIC AL 5,000
NEA SEWELL, TERRI A US HOUSE DISTRICT AL 007 Won DEMOCRATIC AL 4,000
NEA SHAPIRO, JOSHUA D (JOSH) ATTORNEY GENERAL Won DEMOCRATIC PA 25,000
NEA SHEA-PORTER, CAROL US HOUSE DISTRICT NH 001 Won DEMOCRATIC NH 10,000
AFT SHEA-PORTER, CAROL US HOUSE DISTRICT NH 001 Won DEMOCRATIC NH 10,000
AFT SHERMAN, BRAD US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 030 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
NEA SHERMAN, BRAD US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 030 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
NEA SHKRELI, SUZANNA US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 008 Lost DEMOCRATIC MI 5,000
AFT SHKRELI, SUZANNA US HOUSE DISTRICT MI 008 Lost DEMOCRATIC MI 5,000
NEA SIDIE, JAY US HOUSE DISTRICT KS 003 Lost DEMOCRATIC KS 2,000
NEA SIMPSON, MICHAEL KEITH (MIKE) US HOUSE DISTRICT ID 002 Won REPUBLICAN ID 7,000
NEA SINEMA, KYRSTEN US HOUSE DISTRICT AZ 009 Won DEMOCRATIC AZ 10,000
AFT SINEMA, KYRSTEN US HOUSE DISTRICT AZ 009 Won DEMOCRATIC AZ 10,000
AFT SIRES, ALBIO US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 008 Won DEMOCRATIC NJ 5,000
NEA SIRES, ALBIO US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 008 Won DEMOCRATIC NJ 4,000
NEA SLAUGHTER, LOUISE M US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 025 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
AFT SLAUGHTER, LOUISE M US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 025 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
AFT SMITH, ADAM US HOUSE DISTRICT WA 009 Won DEMOCRATIC WA 5,000
NEA SMITH, ADAM US HOUSE DISTRICT WA 009 Won DEMOCRATIC WA 4,000
NEA SOULES, MERRIE LEE US HOUSE DISTRICT NM 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC NM 2,000
AFT SOULES, MERRIE LEE US HOUSE DISTRICT NM 002 Lost DEMOCRATIC NM 1,000
AFT SPEIER, JACKIE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 014 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
NEA SPEIER, JACKIE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 014 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
NEA STEFANIK, ELISE M US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 021 Won REPUBLICAN NY 7,000
NEA STEIN, JOSHUA H (JOSH) ATTORNEY GENERAL Won DEMOCRATIC NC 5,100
AFT STRATTON, JULIANA W HOUSE DISTRICT 005 Won DEMOCRATIC IL 30,000
NEA STRICKLAND, TED US SENATE DISTRICT OH SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC OH 10,000
AFT STRICKLAND, TED US SENATE DISTRICT OH SW-CLASS III Lost DEMOCRATIC OH 10,000
NEA SUOZZI, THOMAS R (TOM) US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 003 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 5,000
AFT SUOZZI, THOMAS R (TOM) US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 003 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 5,000
NEA SWALWELL, ERIC US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 015 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT SWALWELL, ERIC US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 015 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
NEA TAKANO, MARK US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 041 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT TAKANO, MARK US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 041 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
AFT TEACHOUT, ZEPHYR US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 019 Lost DEMOCRATIC NY 12,000
NEA TEACHOUT, ZEPHYR US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 019 Lost DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
AFT THOMAS, DARRYL E HOUSE DISTRICT 190 Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 4,000
NEA THOMPSON JR, GLENN WILLIAM US HOUSE DISTRICT PA 005 Won REPUBLICAN PA 10,000
AFT THOMPSON, BENNIE G US HOUSE DISTRICT MS 002 Won DEMOCRATIC MS 5,000
NEA THOMPSON, BENNIE G US HOUSE DISTRICT MS 002 Won DEMOCRATIC MS 4,000
AFT THOMPSON, MIKE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 005 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 10,000
NEA THOMPSON, MIKE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 005 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
NEA THRONE-HOLST, ANNA E US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 001 Lost DEMOCRATIC NY 5,000
AFT THRONE-HOLST, ANNA E US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 001 Lost DEMOCRATIC NY 5,000
NEA THUNE, JOHN US SENATE DISTRICT SD SW-CLASS III Won REPUBLICAN SD 1,000
NEA TIBERI, PATRICK J US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 012 Won REPUBLICAN OH 1,000
AFT TITUS, DINA US HOUSE DISTRICT NV 001 Won DEMOCRATIC NV 7,500
NEA TITUS, DINA US HOUSE DISTRICT NV 001 Won DEMOCRATIC NV 4,000
AFT TONKO, PAUL DAVID US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 020 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
NEA TONKO, PAUL DAVID US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 020 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 4,000
AFT TORRES, NORMA J US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 035 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
NEA TORRES, NORMA J US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 035 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
NEA TOWNSEND, BRYAN US HOUSE DISTRICT DE 001 Lost DEMOCRATIC DE 5,000
AFT TRAVIS, JHATAYN (JAY) HOUSE DISTRICT 026 Lost DEMOCRATIC IL 30,000
AFT TSONGAS, NICOLA S (NIKI) US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 003 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 5,000
NEA TSONGAS, NICOLA S (NIKI) US HOUSE DISTRICT MA 003 Won DEMOCRATIC MA 4,000
NEA TURNER, MIKE US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 010 Won REPUBLICAN OH 1,000
NEA VALADAO, DAVID G US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 021 Won REPUBLICAN CA 10,000
NEA VAN HOLLEN, CHRIS J US SENATE DISTRICT MD SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC MD 10,000
AFT VAN HOLLEN, CHRIS J US SENATE DISTRICT MD SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC MD 5,000
NEA VAN OSTERN, COLIN GOVERNOR Lost DEMOCRATIC NH 1,000
AFT VAN OSTERN, COLIN GOVERNOR Lost DEMOCRATIC NH 1,000
AFT VARGAS, JUAN US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 051 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 7,500
NEA VARGAS, JUAN US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 051 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
AFT VEASEY, MARC US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 033 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 7,500
NEA VEASEY, MARC US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 033 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 4,000
AFT VELA, FILEMON US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 034 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 5,000
NEA VELA, FILEMON US HOUSE DISTRICT TX 034 Won DEMOCRATIC TX 4,000
AFT VELAZQUEZ, NYDIA M US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 007 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 10,000
NEA VELAZQUEZ, NYDIA M US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 007 Won DEMOCRATIC NY 4,000
NEA VERNON, MONICA WOLF US HOUSE DISTRICT IA 001 Lost DEMOCRATIC IA 10,000
AFT VERNON, MONICA WOLF US HOUSE DISTRICT IA 001 Lost DEMOCRATIC IA 10,000
AFT VISCLOSKY, PETER J US HOUSE DISTRICT IN 001 Won DEMOCRATIC IN 10,000
NEA VISCLOSKY, PETER J US HOUSE DISTRICT IN 001 Won DEMOCRATIC IN 4,000
AFT WAGER, MICHAEL US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 014 Lost DEMOCRATIC OH 5,000
NEA WALTZ, BRENT US HOUSE DISTRICT IN 009 Lost REPUBLICAN IN 2,500
NEA WALZ, TIMOTHY J US HOUSE DISTRICT MN 001 Won DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR MN 10,000
AFT WALZ, TIMOTHY J US HOUSE DISTRICT MN 001 Won DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR MN 10,000
NEA WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, DEBBIE US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 023 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 10,000
AFT WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, DEBBIE US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 023 Won DEMOCRATIC FL 10,000
AFT WATERS, MAXINE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 043 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 5,000
NEA WATERS, MAXINE US HOUSE DISTRICT CA 043 Won DEMOCRATIC CA 4,000
AFT WATSON COLEMAN, BONNIE US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 012 Won DEMOCRATIC NJ 10,000
NEA WATSON COLEMAN, BONNIE US HOUSE DISTRICT NJ 012 Won DEMOCRATIC NJ 6,000
AFT WAXMAN, BENJAMIN ROBERT HOUSE DISTRICT 182 Lost DEMOCRATIC PA 5,000
NEA WEAVER, KIM US HOUSE DISTRICT IA 004 Lost DEMOCRATIC IA 2,000
AFT WELCH, PETER F US HOUSE DISTRICT VT 001 Won DEMOCRATIC VT 5,000
NEA WELCH, PETER F US HOUSE DISTRICT VT 001 Won DEMOCRATIC VT 4,000
NEA WILSON, FREDERICA S US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 024 Default Winner DEMOCRATIC FL 10,000
AFT WILSON, FREDERICA S US HOUSE DISTRICT FL 024 Default Winner DEMOCRATIC FL 10,000
NEA WRIGHT, KEITH L T US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 013 Lost DEMOCRATIC NY 5,000
AFT WRIGHT, KEITH L T US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 013 Lost DEMOCRATIC NY 5,000
NEA WYDEN, RON US SENATE DISTRICT OR SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC OR 7,000
AFT WYDEN, RON US SENATE DISTRICT OR SW-CLASS III Won DEMOCRATIC OR 5,000
AFT YARMUTH, JOHN A US HOUSE DISTRICT KY 003 Won DEMOCRATIC KY 5,000
NEA YARMUTH, JOHN A US HOUSE DISTRICT KY 003 Won DEMOCRATIC KY 4,000
NEA YODER, SHELLI US HOUSE DISTRICT IN 009 Lost DEMOCRATIC IN 7,500
AFT YODER, SHELLI US HOUSE DISTRICT IN 009 Lost DEMOCRATIC IN 7,500
AFT YOUNG, MICHELLE US HOUSE DISTRICT OH 001 Lost DEMOCRATIC OH 1,000
NEA ZELDIN, LEE MICHAEL US HOUSE DISTRICT NY 001 Won REPUBLICAN NY 2,000
UNION CANDIDATE OFFICE STATUS PARTY JURISDICTION TOTAL

Contributions to ballot committees

A look at overall total contributions reveals that ballot committees were the biggest beneficiaries of AFT and NEA political cash. The two unions plowed more than $7.1 million into the Save Our Public Schools campaign, which successfully fought a ballot initiative to raise the charter school cap in Massachusetts. They also spent nearly $5 million in Georgia to defeat a proposal to adopt a statewide takeover district modeled on Louisiana’s Recovery School District.

However, their efforts to pass ballot initiatives in other states ran into trouble. In Oregon, AFT and NEA gave more than $3.5 million to two groups behind Measure 97, a ballot initiative that would have raised corporate taxes to pay for K-12 education and other state services. As noted in a previous post, Measure 97 was soundly rejected by voters, 59% to 41%.

NEA also spent $2.6 million in support of a ballot initiative in Maine – Question 2 – which would have raised taxes on wealthy citizens to help pay for the state’s public schools. Although the proposal passed by the narrowest of margins – about 9,500 votes – Governor Paul LePage signed a bill last month that repealed Question 2.

Contributions to party committees

Perhaps not surprisingly, 97% of the teachers unions’ contributions to party committees went to Democrats. NEA gave $350,000 to the North Carolina Democratic Party to boost Attorney General Roy Cooper’s campaign against Republican Governor Pat McCrory. The vote was so close that the State Board of Elections ordered a partial recount of ballots, which eventually confirmed that Cooper won by 10,000 votes out of more than 4.7 million cast.

Democrat Roy Cooper (left) defeated incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in North Carolina’s gubernatorial election last year.

AFT and NEA also steered $230,000 to the Montana Democratic Party, whose standard bearer, incumbent Governor Steve Bullock, was up for reelection. Bullock easily defeated his Republican opponent, Greg Gianforte, who somehow managed to body slam a reporter and get himself elected to Congress six months later.

Contributions to independent expenditure groups

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC essentially removed limits on political spending by nonprofit organizations, super PACs have become dominant in the realm of campaign finance. Unlike traditional PACs, super PACs can spend an unlimited amount of money to advocate for or against political candidates, but are “independent” in the sense that they cannot directly give to candidates, nor coordinate with their campaigns.

During the 2016 election cycle, AFT and NEA gave tens of millions of dollars to super PACs and other outside groups, including some of the biggest players in Democratic politics. For example, the two unions gave Priorities USA Action, the main super PAC behind Hillary Clinton’s campaign, $2.5 million over the course of 2016. House Majority PAC and Senate Majority PAC, which support Democrats running for the U.S. House and Senate, received nearly $1.6 million from the teachers unions. They also contributed $960,000 to Women Vote!, a super PAC whose mission is to “elect pro-choice Democratic women to office.”

But AFT and NEA also used independent spending groups to influence state and local races. The two unions steered $865,000 to Kentucky Family Values, a super PACs supporting Democratic candidates for the state legislature, in an effort to prevent Gov. Matt Bevin from passing a law allowing charter schools in the Bluegrass State.2 They also put $300,000 behind Democrat Melissa Romano’s unsuccessful bid for Montana Superintendent of Schools. In addition, AFT spent nearly $370,000 to influence the outcome of last fall’s school board elections in New Orleans, as I revealed in a post earlier this year.


  1. It should be noted that these totals do not include contributions made to “dark money” organizations. Although both AFT and NEA often decry the use of dark money by their political opponents, both unions have used dark money organizations to hide their campaign contributions. 
  2. It didn’t work. Kentucky’s first charter school law was passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Bevin in March of this year. 

Pete became involved in education reform as a 2002 Teach For America corps member in New Orleans Public Schools and has worked in various capacities at Teach For America, KIPP, TNTP, and the Recovery School District. As a consultant, he developed teacher evaluation systems and served as a strategic advisor to school district leaders in Cleveland, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He now writes about education policy and politics and lives in New Orleans.

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Explainer: Does AFT Really Have 1.7 Million Members? How The Union Uses Accounting Tricks To Inflate The Numbers

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On Friday, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) announced its membership had risen to over 1.7 million members, surpassing the 1.6 million-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees to become the largest union in the AFL-CIO.

According to union officials, the milestone was reached last month when the Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (AMPR), which represents the U.S. territory’s 40,000 teachers, voted to affiliate with AFT.

However, as Education Week pointed out, the pact concluded between AFT and AMPR comes with several caveats. To start, the agreement only establishes a three-year “trial affiliation,” after which the two unions will decide whether to extend their relationship. Plus, although AMPR teachers will be considered full AFT members during this trial period, they will initially pay $12/year in dues to the union – far less than members of AFT affiliates elsewhere.

AMPR got a good deal from AFT: all the benefits of membership at a fraction of the cost.

But AFT’s 1.7 million claim is dubious for a more fundamental reason: the union uses creative accounting when tallying its membership. For example, in AFT’s 2016 annual report to the U.S. Department of Labor, they claimed to have 1.54 million members in 31 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam, but a closer look reveals only 675,000 of those individuals were actual full dues-paying members. A significant portion of the rest belonged to a hodgepodge of special membership classes: one-half members (204,344), one-quarter members (93,047), one-eighth members (34,104), associate members (49,984), and laid-off/unpaid leave members (1,808).

Their count also included nearly 357,000 retiree members and approximately 128,000 members of affiliates – in Florida, Minnesota, Montana, New York, and North Dakota – that have merged with NEA.1

In short, as is often the case with AFT, there is a huge gap between their rhetoric and reality.


Read AFT’s 2016 DOL annual report:


  1. Note that these are self-reported numbers and therefore subject to AFT’s interpretation. In a piece in The 74 earlier this year, Mike Antonucci claimed, “more than 600,000 working AFT members belong to merged NEA/AFT local and state affiliates” in 2016. 
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Willful Blindness Official Pushing NYC's ATR Plan Has A History Of Giving A Pass to Bad Teachers

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The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is planning to move as many as 400 teachers out of the district’s Absent Teacher Reserve (ATR) and into full-time classroom positions at schools this fall, regardless of whether those schools want to hire them.

Principals have had control over staffing at their schools since 2005, when the district officially adopted “mutual consent” hiring. That shift resulted in the creation of the Absent Teacher Reserve, which is comprised of teachers who were forced out of their jobs or lost them due to school closures, but have not found new positions.

UFT president Mike Mulgrew, Mayor Bill deBlasio & Chancellor Carmen Fariña at a press conference in 2014.

Thanks to NYCDOE’s contract with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), individuals in the ATR pool continue to receive full salary and benefits, even though nobody wants to hire them. According to data obtained by Chalkbeat, the district spent nearly $152 million last year to compensate ATR teachers.

District officials have been trying to shrink the size (and expense) of the ATR pool for years, leading some to wonder whether they would resort to forced placement to accomplish their goal. When New York City Council members posed that question directly to Chancellor Carmen Fariña in 2014, she emphatically stated: “There will be no forced placement of teachers.”

However, NYCDOE reneged on that promise last month when it was announced that principals will have until mid-October to fill vacancies at their schools, after which the district will place teachers from the ATR pool into any remaining openings.

The new policy has gotten an icy reception from principals and parent advocacy groups, who say the district is simply putting bad teachers back into classrooms. As evidence, they point to NYCDOE figures showing that a third of the teachers in the ATR pool ended up there due to legal or disciplinary problems and half have been there for two or more years.

“There is not one parent in New York City who would willingly accept one of these ATRs into their child’s classroom,” StudentsFirstNY Executive Director Jenny Sedlis said in a blog post on the ATR plan. “It is unconscionable to put the worst teachers into the classrooms of the neediest students.”

NYCDOE’s Absent Teacher Reserve by the numbers.

In an effort to allay those concerns, NYCDOE issued a statement noting that “DOE has discretion on which educators in the ATR pool are appropriate for long-term placement and may choose not to assign educators who have been disciplined in the past.” Nevertheless, the department has not explicitly ruled out the possibility that teachers with disciplinary records could be used to fill vacancies.

That fact is especially troubling when one considers that Randy Asher, the NYCDOE administrator overseeing the Absent Teacher Reserve plan, was accused of letting bad teachers run amok in his previous role as principal of Brooklyn Technical High School.

Randy Asher, who formerly served as principal of Brooklyn Tech High School, now oversees the Absent Teacher Reserve for NYCDOE.

Asher served as principal of Brooklyn Tech for nearly eleven years before assuming his current role in January. During that time, the elite public high school was racked by a series of sex scandals involving faculty members, including the widely-publicized case of Sean Shaynak, a Brooklyn Tech math teacher who victimized seven female students.

According to a lawsuit filed by the victims, Asher and his fellow Brooklyn Tech administrators knew about Shaynak’s sexually suggestive antics (such as the time he showed up to a school dance wearing a skimpy schoolgirl’s uniform), but did nothing to address them. For his part, Asher claimed he was unaware of Shaynak’s devious behavior, but was “horrified and disgusted at the allegations.”

NYCDOE eventually settled the victims’ lawsuit for $450,000 and Shaynak was sentenced to five years in prison.

Although Asher claimed he was unaware of Shaynak’s sexually inappropriate behavior, photos of Shaynak in drag appeared in the school’s yearbook.

In light of Asher’s history, it’s hard to see how the public can trust that officials will use their discretion to keep the least desirable ATR teachers out of the classroom. That’s why parents and community members should fight to prevent NYCDOE from implementing its forced placement plan and call on city leaders to solve the district’s ATR problem by demanding a phase-out in contract negotiations with UFT next year.

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