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Posted at 2 p.m. on March 1, 2013
Indian tribes gave $17.2 million in contributions to federal candidates and committees during the 2011-2012 cycle. This is $4.8 million more than the $12.4 million they gave in the 2009-2010 cycle. In the 2007-2008 presidential cycle they gave $13.1 million. In 2003-2004 they gave $11 million. View multiple-cycle chart and rankings of Indian tribe contributions.
In the 2012 presidential race Barack Obama received $2.9 million from Indian tribes (up from the $316,600 he received in 2007-2008).
Here are the top ten Indian tribes giving in the 2011-2012 cycle:
Chickasaw Nation (OK) $1,349,400 (up from $1,185,651 in 2009-2010).
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians (CA) $899,600 (up from $588,792).