Spotlight on Campaign Finance: New Report Shows Which POTUS Candidates Raised What and How

A new report from the Campaign Finance Institute takes a detailed look on how much money has been raised so far in the 2016 race to the White House, how and for whom.

The Campaign Finance Institute this week released the preliminary graphs and tables showing receipts, expenditures and cash on hand for the campaign committees of the candidates running for President in 2016, as well as of the leading independent expenditure organizations supporting their campaigns.

The tables are drawn from the Year End disclosure reports filed with the FEC by presidential candidates and Super PACs.

Another table focuses on the sources of candidates’ funds, with the candidates who raised the most money (two Democrats and five Republicans) summarized in bar charts.

Led by Bernie Sanders (64 percent) and Ben Carson (54 percent), 35 percent of all individual funds raised by candidates came from donors giving $200 or less. This is slightly less than in 2011 when it was 36 percent.

Larger donors continue to play a big role, with half of all individual contributions coming from donors giving $1,000 or more.

The report notes that all percentages are based on aggregate donor amounts, which account for donors who move from unitemized to itemized over time.

Want to read the entire report, which includes helpful charts and other info? Click here.

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