Smith’s Campaign Finances
Lamar Smith’s Campaign Finances
The following is a breakdown of Lamar Smith’s 2011-2012 campaign finances (see more information at www.opensecrets.org). As outlined below, Smith has raised just shy of $1 million during the past year, and currently has $1.3 million on hand.
What is perhaps more revealing is the top contributors to Lamar Smith. The congressman has received large contributions from CC Media Holdings, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, National Association of Broadcasters, and National Cable and Telecommunication Association. All of these companies support the Stop Online Piracy Act.
Adding these corporate interests together, it becomes clear that Lamar Smith has benefited greatly from the entertainment industry. Smith has received $60,800 in the past year from groups associated with the TV, film and music industry. It remains his largest industry contributor.