Washington’s newest kingmakers by Anne VanderMey @FortuneMagazine October 9, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Inequality in election spending is nothing new. In the previous midterms, in 2010, the top 0.26% of donors gave 68% of all individual political contributions, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Much of that went to GOP candidates. That year the top 100 largest Republican donors outspent Democrats 2.5 to 1—at least in terms of disclosed contributions. In 2008 the ratio was 5 to 1. The tide, however, appears to be changing. True, in the age of dark money (think Super PACs and the like), not all political giving is transparent, but so far this election season, Democratic bankrollers have spent $77.7 million to Republicans’ $54.5 million. Here’s a look at the top five largest donors of the 2014 cycle so far. Say hello to the new big-money power brokers.