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These Donors May Miss Sen. Boxer the Most When She Leaves

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit analyzes Senator Barbara Boxer's campaign finance data



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    A surprise announcement is shaking up California politics. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced Thursday she will not seek re-election in 2016. Larry Gerston reports. (Published Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015)

    When Senator Boxer leaves the Senate in 2016, the 33-year congressional veteral will leave a long legacy in many fields in California. But in terms of campaign donations, her absense will be felt most by those in the entertainment industry, women’s rights and the Silicon Valley tech industry.

    In an analysis with the non-partisan research organization MapLight, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit took a look at the numbers and broke down who Boxer’s biggest financial campaign supporters have been over the years.

    According to the Federal Elections Commission, topping the list of Boxer’s campaign contributors during her career were people associated with Emily’s List—the political action committee that aims to elect Democratic women to office.

    Also high on the list of donors were people associated with The University of California.

    Time Warner, Twentieth Century Fox and Walt Disney Company were almost among the top 10 donors. And Cisco Systems was the top donor from Silicon Valley over the years, followed by Qualcomm, Kaiser Permanente, Oracle and Google.

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