Bloomberg Law
Nov. 5, 2018, 11:31 AM

Lawyers Shell Out Record $160M for Midterms, Fatten Dem Coffers

Stephanie Russell-Kraft
Stephanie Russell-Kraft
Special Correspondent

Nearly 80 percent of a record $160 million in estimated lawyer and law firm-connected donations to campaigns and parties ahead of congressional midterms went to Democrats, a Bloomberg Law analysis shows.

The review of public contribution records through mid-October shows the legal community digging especially deep for Missouri’s Claire McCaskill and other Democratic senators in tough fights, and for candidates in a number of tight House races with Democrats in strong position to take control of the chamber. Many Democratic candidates are women and veterans.

Contributions for the cycle that kicked off in January 2017 are overall running far ...

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