WASHINGTON – Defense companies and their employees have donated a total of $602,200 to members of Maryland’s overwhelmingly-Democratic congressional delegation during the 2014 election cycle, which runs through November’s midterm elections, according to the most recent figures available from the Center for Responsive Politics.
These companies gave more than $913,000 to Maryland lawmakers during the 2012 election cycle.
Defense companies tend to give more to Maryland’s congressional delegation than to those from other states. So far, in the 2014 election cycle, Maryland senators have received an average of $184,000 — versus the national average of $26,969. Members of the House have received an average of $29,275 — versus the national average of $20,816.