The tobacco industry has always been a major player in congressional campaigns, and the ASH 2014 Tobacco Campaign Contribution Map highlights just how pervasive tobacco money is in politics. Read our Blog> and Press Release> to learn about why this is a serious problem.
Check out our map to see how much your state representative has received from tobacco corporations in the 2013-2014 election cycle.
As of September 8, 2014, almost $2 million have been contributed to federal candidates in this election cycle. For information on trends in tobacco campaign finance, please visit the Center for Responsive Politics’ Tobacco Page.
On a positive note, earlier this year, ASH certified 193 Senators and Congressman as “Free From Tobacco Money.” These politicians have not accepted campaign contributions from the tobacco industry in the last 10 years. For the complete list of those who received this award, please see our list here>. We applaud those representatives who have not taken tobacco money this election cycle and strongly encourage them to continue that trend.
If your representative is one of the many who has NOT taken campaign funding from tobacco corporations, we encourage you to write, call, or tweet to thank them.
If your representatives HAVE taken tobacco money, write, call, or tweet, and tell them why it’s important that they stop!
Not sure who your representatives are? Find out here>