Randall Stephenson
Randall Stephenson
Company: AT&T
Fortune 500 rank: 11
Total 2011 political contributions: $14,500
Largest contribution: $5,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee

AT&T has a long history of giving to political campaigns. Since the Center for Responsive Politics started tracking contributions in 1990, the telecommunications company has donated about $48.5 million, mostly to the Republican Party and its candidates.

CEO Randall Stephenson was a little light on political donations in 2011, but this year he's stepping up his game. In February alone, Stephenson donated $30,800 to the Republican National Committee, more than twice the amount of his total political contributions in 2011.


By Sierra Jiminez, reporter - Last updated May 07 2012: 7:31 AM ET