- $ 858 m
- 11 m
- 400 k
Amount of money being tracked by system. If you added together every contribution to each candidate and committee over the history of our archived data, it would total more than $858 million.
10,534,237 Data Points
Nearly 11 million individual data points being managed and maintained by the ContributionLink software system - the most comprehensive set of political donor data available!
399,806 Unique Contributors
The number of unique contributor names in the software system. ContributionLink monitors almost $400k individual donors with a political contribution history.
Contribution Link is a political consulting company steeped in political, government affairs and fundraising experience. We provide exclusive strategic services to candidates, campaigns, lobbyists, political parties and other advocacy organizations. Our one-of-a-kind software system is revolutionizing the way people access and utilize political finance data. Our unique data, combined with leading-edge professional consulting, empowers you to make better informed decisions, save time and increase success rates.
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Who's It For?
I'm a Lobbyist
Build informed political budgets. Comprehensively understand contributions made by your firm and your clients - get credit where it's due. Identify which members receive support from specific contributors and their affiliates. Understand contribution trends and political activity of the opposition and how this information affects your own legislative strategy.
What can Contribution Link do for your clients, your lobbying firm & you?&
Stay informed, impress clients and win.
I'm a Candidate
Raise more money faster. Make proper fundraising asks, track commitments and target donors using state-of-the-art software. Prioritize your communication plans through push button direct mail programs using targeted mailing lists, call lists and email lists. Understand and unite donors based on their characteristics. Identify specific industries and target industry givers. Save time and get better results with our turn-key solutions.
What can Contribution Link do for your campaign, your fundraising efforts & you?&
Provide a push button plan that will save time, raise more money & help you get organized.
We're an Organization
Identify outside contributions made by your membership. Recruit non-members who are politically active in the state. Provide leadership with exclusive analysis of both your membership and opposition. Arm your membership with statistics of adversary political activity and contributions.
What can Contribution Link do for your company, association or interest group?&
Help navigate the political minefield and more effectively utilize your resources.
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Contribution Link’s app is made for candidates, consultants, lobbyists, corporate government affairs and other political observers. The app includes all currently available election cycle data and historical information from the beginning of the 2012 cycle.
Dynamic data readily available
Our app makes Florida state level political and campaign finance data easily accessible and consumable on the Apple tablet platform and features interactive maps, analytic charts and robust search and sort filters.
The newest and fastest way to connect
Users quickly analyze the most up-to-date candidate and political committee, financial, legislative district demographic & performance statistics and can connect using social media links.
Brecht is the President and owner of Contribution Link, LLC. He developed the proprietary data management system from which we provide information to our clients.
Some of Brecht's other professional highlights include two years directly serving Speaker Daniel Webster and House Majority Leader Jim King. In 1999, Brecht was appointed the Director of Senate Campaigns for the Republican Party of Florida where he managed all campaign operations, oversaw a record setting $6 million budget, and orchestrated a statewide campaign plan that elected a Republican Majority to the Florida Senate. He later served as Managing Partner of a large government affairs advocacy firm. Brecht also owns a government consulting firm which represents businesses and organizations before Florida's State Government. Brecht lives in Tallahassee with his wife and three children.
A.J. manages our team of data specialists and works to make certain all data provided is accurate and efficient. Contribution Link is always improving its software system and A.J. ensures those improvements keep us on the cutting edge.
A.J. began working for Contribution Link in September 2009 while earning his BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating Magna Cum Laude in the Spring of 2011, he transitioned into a full-time position taking over the data management aspects of Contribution Link’s complex software system. A.J. was born and raised in Tallahassee where he currently resides with his wife Morgan.
Heather serves as an Account Coordinator assisting clients and implementing projects tailored to their unique needs. Heather’s experience in Florida politics started as a student attending Florida State University when she interned for State Representative Jennifer Carroll during the 2010 legislative session. With that session under her belt, in 2011 she took her capitol experience to the Florida Association of Health Plans where she worked as a legislative assistant handling tasks related to policy research, legislative monitoring and tracking and lobbyist coordination. Heather has a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science and International Affairs as well as a Masters in FSU’s prestigious MAAPP program, Master's of Applied American Politics and Policy. Heather was raised in south Florida and currently resides in Tallahassee with her adorable beagle, Rudy.
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Mercifully, the 2012 election cycle is behind us which means it is time for a data dive. In this post we highlight some notable election outcomes related to Florida State House races. For context, House candidates raised $23 million or approximately 9% of all political money raised at the state level in Florida. (Senate Candidates - $16.4 million, RPOF - $49 million, FDP - $16.5 million & political committees - $154.5 million)
During the 2012 cycle, 1,145 political committees in Florida raised almost $220 million. We took a closer look at 33 of the most active ECOs and CCEs and logged each fund transfer transaction – both to and from. The node chart below represents 923 fund transfers through 311 committees for a total of $22 million.
SCJ Donors: coordinated, predominantly lawyers, Democrats and from South Florida.