We now have the data for candidate contributions, ending with June of this year, so these figures cover exactly the first half
of the year. To
get the July numbers in will take a bit more work and time, but it will be at the same FEC link. And once they're in, you can click on each person and
find out how much they gave and where and how it was reported, down to what line on the form. This is the most up to date listing of contributions you
First, I'm going to post the images and links and then below enter some of my commentary. The comments will be minimal and will not be partisan; the
order of candidates is data based, from highest contributions received to lowest.
Biden, Joseph R Jr
Trump, Donald J
Ok, now onto the breakdown. The Total Contributions
are listed in the top section and are broken down to itemized and non-itemized. Some
candidates also have transfers from authorized committees and some don't, but those are not individual contributions anyway. Those can be transfers
from SuperPACs, lobby groups, national conventions or corporate fundraisers, or money left over from previous years and saved for the future
Individual contributions is what we're looking at, and how many people contributed, specifically. Out of the contributions, not all of the work has
been done and we won't have full information for a while yet, but a large portion has already been itemized. Some of the unitemized may eventually
become itemized and give us a better breakdown.
raised $36.2m in the first 6 months. Out of that $8.3m has been itemized and $27.8m has not yet. If we look at and click on the
itemized contributions, we can see that 277,678
people gave that $8m sum, which breaks down to an average $30
raised $32.3m in the first 6 months. Out of that $16.5m has been itemized and $15.8m has not. 95,441
people have given
Pete that itemized 16 million, for an average donation of $173.
raised $25.2m and out of that $8.2m are itemized. The 8 million were donated by 153,943
people for an average donation
raised $22m in the same time frame. $13.7m is itemized and $8.3m is not. The itemized portion was given by 44,427
for an average donation of $307.
raised $16.1m in the same period. $8m is itemized and $8.1m is not. A total of 147,257
individuals contributed the itemized
amount for an average $54
Interesting to look at how many people are supporting each person and how the donations break down. To me, Biden sticks out with an over $300 average
contribution, which means a lot of wealthy democrats want him. A lot of the same old, same old.
What surprised me is that Buttigieg is at $173 average. That means he is not liked by as many as we are told, but is being groomed by the wealthier
Warren and Trump draw about the same type of donations at $53 and $54 average. And unsurprisingly, Sanders continues to be the choice of the people...
poor people that is. $30 a pop. Very many pops though.
Edit: If people have time, as I don't after writing this, go to the same link and pull and post the data for other candidates, if you please. I wanted
to do Harris, Inslee and Yang, but ran out of time.
edit on 9-8-2019 by Duderino because: (no reason given)