Blunt top recipient of NRA campaign donations, report says

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Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTVI) – Missouri Senator Roy Blunt tops the list of sitting members of Congress in campaign donations made by the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The Washington Post reviewed all NRA campaign contributions to current members of Congress and published its results on Monday, just one day after 49 people were murdered in an Orlando nightclub shooting. The Post’s analysis, dating back to 1998, does not include donations from other gun advocacy groups. The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics has a more detailed breakdown of campaign contributions involving the latter.

Over his 19-plus years in office, Blunt has received approximately $60,550 directly from the NRA.

The NRA has donated $3.8 million to current Congresspersons since 1998. Federally elected authorities from Missouri and Illinois are listed below:


      Rep. Sam Graves      (R-Tarkio)        $37,100
      Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer      (R-St. Elizabeth)        $15,450
      Rep. Billy Long      (R-Springfield)        $10,500
      Rep. Vicky Hartzler      (R-Harrisonville)        $7,500
      Rep. Ann Wagner      (R-Ballwin)        $5,150
      Rep. Jason Smith      (R-Cape Girardeau)        $4,000


     Rep. John M Shimkus       (R-Collinsville)    $29,450
     Rep. Peter Roskam       (R–Wheaton)    $18,450
     Rep. Rodney Davis       (R-Taylorville)    $14,900
     Rep. Randy Hultgren       (R–Winfield)    $13,000
     Rep. Adam Kinzinger       (R–Channahon)     $5,000
     Rep. Mike Bost       (R-Murphysboro)     $4,000
     Rep. Darin LaHood       (R-Peoria)     $3,000