A Snapshot of Presidential Candidate Finance Part 1
Looking at Campaign finance, and the origin of the contributions can speak volumes about how well a candidate is faring in the Presidential race. The candidates' information will be presented in no particular order. The data will be broken up into multiple posts, so the material is easier to read and understand.
It is important to note if the majority of a candidate's money is in large individual contributions, that lobbyists and special interest groups are attempting to buy a Presidency. This is a big concern.
Individual Contributions $10,598,542
Small Individual Contributions. $ 7,208,908 (68%)
Large Individual Contributions $ 3,401,485 (32%)
PAC Contributions $ 857 (0%)
Candidate self financing $ 25,000 (0%)
Federal Funds $0 (0%) Other $0 (0%)
Individual Contributions $10,983,577 (96%)
Small Individual Contributions $ 368,023 (3%) Large Individual Contributions $10,615,554 (93%)
PAC Contributions $ 57,600 (1%) Candidate self-financing $ 388,720 (3%) Federal Funds $0 (0%) Other $0 (0%)
Individual Contributions $46,443,507 (99%)
Small Individual Contributions $ 8,098,546 (17%)
Large Individual Contributions $38,840,036 (83%)
PAC Contributions $ 331,396 ( 1%)
Candidate self-financing $ 278,821 ( 1%)
Federal Funds $0 ( 0%)
Other $0 ( 0%)
Over the next few weeks, we will look at various maps and statistics of the candidates. The primary candidates will be compared to financial coverage by Former Secretary Clinton.
NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2016 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.
Summaries are provided by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Please note this data is not available yet for Governor Walker or Governor Kasich.