Before I started parsing the data, I thought I would find something interesting. Next, I’m going to study the PAC contributions.
Hopefully you’ll find more. All I could come up with is:
- 3 of the 4 major candidates remaining raised 45% of the total contributions for all candidates (Dems and Repubs).
- The two major Democrat candidates raised 38% of the total contributions for all candidates.
- Mike Huckabee raised 1.5% of the total for all candidate – AND he is still in the running.
2007 Fund Raising Totals
Hillary Clinton $118MM
Barack Obama $103MM
John McCain $40MM
Mike Huckabee $9MM
In 2007, over $593MM was donated to the presidential candidates.
In 2007, 18 presidential candidates reported at least $1MM. They accounted for $588MM of the $593MM.
Of the $588MM, 6 candidates account for $457MM. Of the 6, only 3 are in the still in the race: Obama, Clinton, McCain. Together, they raised $262MM in 2007. (ref: http://herndon1.sdrdc.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/)
In the 2004 Election, there were about 475,000 people that donated more than $200 to campaigns. That’s about 0.1% of the US adult population. They estimate there was over 2,000,000 ‘small’ donors in 2004. (ref: http://www.ncl.org/publications/ncr/95-3/fulltext2.pdf)
Here’s 2007 from the FEC
|$200 and Under||$125,722,775|
|$200.01 – $499||$24,770,645|
|$500 – $999||$35,321,023|
|$1000 – $1999||$81,135,832|
|$2000 and Over||$242,820,869|