We decided to take a deeper look into the 72 representatives that signed a letter against the merger. For your convenience, we have listed each representative and any donation they received from the NAB Political Action Committee (PAC) in the 2006 election cycle. The data was provided Open Secrets.

Some statistics jump out rather quickly:

1. The dollar figures add up to $84,000.
2. Of the 72 that signed the letter, 36 (50%) received campaign finances from the NAB.
3. The average donation of those that received money was $2,333
4. The NAB donated to 186 active candidates.
5. Only 36 out of the 186 that the NAB supported signed the letter ( 19.35%)
6. The House is made up of 435 members. Only 72 signed the letter (16.55%). It takes 218 members of the House to have a quorum.

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NAB PAC DONATIONS FOR 2006:

James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) – $3,000
Gene Green (D-TX) - $6,000
Charlie Wilson (D-OH) - $5,000
Melissa Beane (D-IL) - $5,000
Jim Matheson (D-UT) - $4,000
Diane Watson (D-CA)- $0
Steve Rothman (D-NJ) - $0
Leonard Boswell (D-IA)- $5,000
Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) - $0
Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) - $5,000
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) - $0
Tim Walz (D-MN) - $0
Allen Boyd (D-FL) - $2,500
Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) - $0
David Scott (D-GA) -$2,000
Baron Hill (D-IN) - $2,000
Zack Space (D-OH) - $2,500
Shelley Berkley (D-NV) - $1,000
Eddie Johnson (D-TX) - $0
Lois Capps (D-CA) - $0
John Spratt (D-SC) - $6,000
Greg Meeks (D-NY) - $0
Nick Lampson (D-TX) - $1,000
Nancy Boyda (D-KS) - $0
Collin Peterson (D-MN) – Name Appears On Letter Twice
Charlie Melancon (D-LA)- $3,000
Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX)- $0
Bart Gordon (D-TN)- $9,000
Mike Ross (D-AZ) - $6,000
Tom Allen (D-ME) - $1,000
Marion Berry (D-AZ) - $3,000
Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) - $0
Ed Pastor (D-AZ) - $0
Betty McCullom (D-MN) - $0
Henry Cuellar (D-TX) - $0
Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) - $0
Lacy Clay (D-MO) - $0
Mike Michaud (D-ME) - $1,750
Louise Slaughter (D-NY) - $0
Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) - $1,500
Stephanie Sandlin (D-SD) - $0
Joe Donnelly (D-IN) - $0
Michael Acuri (D-NY) - $0
Nancy Boyda (D-KS) - $0
Albert Wynn (D-MD) - $1,000
Collin Peterson (D-MN) - $0
Michael Capuano (D-MA) - $0
John Barrow (D-GA) - $7,000
G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)– ($0)
Louie Gohmert (R-TX)- $0
Dennis Hastert (R-IL) - $5,000
Greg Walden (R-OR) - $13,200
Lee Terry (R-NE) - $3,000
Jim Jordan (R-OH) - $2,000
John Duncan (R-TN) - $0
Scott Garrett (R-NJ) - $0
Tom Cole (R-OK) - $1,000
John Culberson (R-TX) - $0
Cathy Rogers (R-WA) - $0
Dan Burton (R-IN) - $0
John Boozman (R-AR) - $1,000
Dan Manzullo (R-IL) - $500
David Davis (R-TN)- $0
Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) - $1,000
Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO) - $0
Spencer Bachus (R-AL) - $1,000
Joe Wilson (R-SC) - $0
Zach Wamp (R-TN) - $1,000
Ray LaHood (R-IL) - $3,500
Mark Souder (R-IN) - $0
Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) - $2,000
Gary Miller (R-FL) - $0
Roy Blunt (R-MO) - $8,000

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