Where did all those Contributions come from?

I came across an interesting map from the NYT a couple days ago which I posted a link to in an open thread.  It shows where the contributions for the presidential candidates came from.  I kept playing around with it, and decided to post a few things.  Then I found a chart from USA Today that filled in a few more details.  Unfortunately, not everything matched up, but I tried my best to make it work.  So, who got the most money from PACs?  Who got the most maxed contributions?  Who got the most money in each state?  Well if you want bragging rights, or are just curious, here you go.

PACs: 1st John McCain- $304,698; 2nd Chris Dodd- $295,500
Party: 1st Jim Gilmore- $250; 2nd John Edwards- $200
Self: 1st Sam Brownback- $25
Under $200: 1st Barack Obama- $5,384,178; 2nd John McCain- $2,204,080
$2,300: 1st Hillary Clinton- $19,173,040; 2nd Barack Obama- $12,628,038

(For states, see below)

(Some parts of some states were grouped together, which confused things for a while.  USA Today's chart only had the top 6 candidates.)

Alabama: 1st John Edwards- $316,152; 2nd John McCain- $76,500
Alaska: 1st John Edwards- $7,700; 2nd Barack Obama- $4,330
Arizona: 1st John McCain- $1,273,195; 2nd Mitt Romney- $659,460
Arkansas: 1st Mike Huckabee- >$203,680; 2nd Hillary Clinton- $87,900
California: 1st Hillary Clinton- $5,076,187; 2nd Barack Obama- $4,156,500
Colorado: 1st Barack Obama- $558,187; 2nd Mitt Romney- $372,475
Connecticut: 1st Chris Dodd- $1,006,411; 2nd Rudy Giuliani- $528,360
DC: 1st Hillary Clinton- $3,545,927; 2nd Barack Obama- $876,248 
Delaware: 1st Joe Biden- <$420,757 ;2nd Rudy Giuliani- $23,150
Florida: 1st Hillary Clinton- $1,888,826; 2nd Barack Obama- $1,015,241
Georgia: 1st Barack Obama- $477,771; 2nd Mitt Romney- $405,761
Hawaii: 1st Barack Obama- $28,075; 2nd John Edwards- $16,650  
Illinois: 1st Barack Obama- $3,780,069; 2nd John McCain- $445,130
Idaho: 1st Mitt Romney- $240,458; 2nd John McCain- $17,685  
Indiana: 1st Rudy Giuliani- $179,350; 2nd John Edwards- $86,435
Iowa: 1st Mitt Romney- $40,750; 2nd John Edwards- $29,415
Kansas: 1st Sam Brownback- $123,389; 2nd Rudy Giuliani- $32,100
Kentucky: 1st Barack Obama- $263,759; 2nd Hillary Clinton- $254,575
Louisiana: 1st John Edwards- $184,570; 2nd Mitt Romney- $93,500  
Maine: 1st Barack Obama- $30,634; 2nd Mitt Romney- $24,600
Maryland: 1st Hillary Clinton- $827,770; 2nd Barack Obama- $712,872  
According to NYT: Massachusetts: 1st Mitt Romney- $2,401,971; 2nd Hillary Clinton- $1,110,570
According to USA Today: Massachusetts: 1st Mitt Romney- $2,329,400 ; 2nd John Edwards- $1,561,053
Michigan: 1st Mitt Romney- $1,025,810; 2nd John McCain- $347,900
Minnesota: 1st Hillary Clinton- $83,865; 2nd Rudy Giuliani- $77,200
Mississippi: 1st John Edwards- $90,750; 2nd John McCain- $43,625  
Missouri: 1st Mitt Romney- $363,912; 2nd Barack Obama- $149,332
Montana: 1st Mitt Romney- $16,075; 2nd Barack Obama- $13,254
Nebraska: 1st Mitt Romney- $23,150; 2nd Rudy Giuliani- $17,700
Nevada: 1st Rudy Giuliani- $522,775; 2nd Mitt Romney- $397,485
New Hampshire: 1st Mitt Romney- $130,250; 2nd Barack Obama- $51,012
New Jersey: 1st Rudy Giuliani- $937,276; 2nd Hillary Clinton- $808,095
New Mexico: 1st Bill Richardson- $2,812,118; 2nd Hillary Clinton- $40,671
New York: 1st Hillary Clinton- $7,050,368; 2nd Rudy Giuliani- $3,796,761
North Carolina: 1st John Edwards- $1,421,149; 2nd John McCain- $172,260
North Dakota: 1st John McCain- $7,350; 2nd Dennis Kucinich- $3,350
Ohio: 1st Mitt Romney- $503,630; 2nd Barack Obama- $316,339
Oklahoma: 1st Barack Obama- $302,013; 2nd John Edwards- $219,248
Oregon: 1st Mitt Romney- $217,820; 2nd John Edwards- $61,658
Pennsylvania: 1st Hillary Clinton- $455,126; 2nd Barack Obama- $417,439  
Puerto Rico: 1st Hillary Clinton- $27,850; 2nd Barack Obama- $21,400
Rhode Island: 1st Hillary Clinton- $132,742; 2nd Mitt Romney- $69,200  
South Carolina: 1st John Edwards- $186,609; 2nd Mitt Romney- $172,525
South Dakota: 1st Mitt Romney- $43,950; 2nd John McCain- $7,575
Tennessee: 1st Mitt Romney- $248,700; 2nd John Edwards- $134,650  
Texas: 1st Rudy Giuliani- $2,299,550; 2nd John Edwards- $1,504,925
Utah: 1st Mitt Romney- $2,781,671; 2nd John McCain- $113,249
Vermont: 1st Barack Obama- $46,271; 2nd Mitt Romney- $16,600
Virginia: 1st Hillary Clinton- $918,780; 2nd Barack Obama- $680,594  
West Virginia: 1st John Edwards- $72,100; 2nd Barack Obama- $18,100  
Washington: 1st Mitt Romney- $273,300; 2nd John Edwards- $250,175  
Wisconsin: 1st Tommy Thompson- $211,122; 2nd Barack Obama- $70,918
Wyoming: 1st Mitt Romney- $36,650; 2nd Barack Obama- $14,900

(formatted for appearance, not an actual really long quote, and yes, I know there are more inconsistencies between the NYT and USA Today)

The map the NYT set up is kind of neat; it's visually appealing, gives you a nice overview, and you can see the specifics.  You can even search zipcodes for who has given over $200.
Check out the page yourself: http://www.nytimes.com/ref/us/politics/2 008_EG_FINANCES.html
For USA Today's chart:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/ 2007-04-16-prez-money-chart_N.htm

For all of you who've suspected that Mike Huckabee is the one to watch, I'm afraid to disappoint you.  He raised absolutely no money in 15 states, and raised a total of only $544,189.
Multiple-Choice Mitt is clearly drawing a lot of money from Mormons (Utah gave him 12-13% of his total), Massachusetts, and Michigan (where his father was governor).
Hillary got her money from NY, DC, Florida, southern Texas, and California.  Check this- she beat the shit out of Giuliani in every part of NY.
Barack, you really did it.  Barack got money from everywhere.  Lots from IL, NY, DC, Cali, FL, TX, with some big infusions in ATL and Colorado.
John Edwards got his money from across the South, did well in the NW, and Michigan (Bonior), even beating Hillary in western NY.  He generally did well in blue areas, but didn't get much out of DC.

BTW, I checked out the zip code searcher on the NYT page, and where I live in a University town the only > or = $200 donation was $1,000 for Kucinich.  Isn't that too cute?

Tags: 2008, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Chris Dodd, Dennis Kucinich, Fundraising, Hillary Clinton, jim gilmore, joe biden, John Edwards, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Money, Primaries, Rudy Giuliani, Sam Brownback, Tommy Thompson (all tags)

Comments

14 Comments

Re: Where did all those Contributions come from?

Fascinating report. Thanks for putting this together, jallen.

by Books Alive 2007-04-18 04:46AM | 0 recs
Re: Where did all those Contributions come from?

thanks for all the research.  I've seen that one in the NYT and looked in my area as well.  To be fair, I live in northern Illinois, so it is not a good gage of any across the board comparisons.

by vwcat 2007-04-18 05:16AM | 0 recs
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Wow... Who would have thought that the top fundraisers from Alaska would have been two Democrats.  That's so strange to me.

by yitbos96bb 2007-04-18 05:22AM | 0 recs
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I'd point you to Kentucky, Oklahoma, and West Virginia if I wasn't too busy translating Cicero.  Then again, they used to be blue states, and have plenty of Democrats left.  And Cicero is a bastard, as always.

by jallen 2007-04-18 05:32AM | 0 recs
Re: Where did all those Contributions come from?

the number that pops out at me is the dc number..

hillary was first with 3.5 million
obama was second with 800K

by serge in dc 2007-04-18 05:59AM | 0 recs
Interesting to see where Edwards was strong



Iowa: 1st Mitt Romney- $40,750; 2nd John Edwards- $29,415
South Carolina: 1st John Edwards- $186,609; 2nd Mitt Romney- $172,525
Hawaii: 1st Barack Obama- $28,075; 2nd John Edwards- $16,650  
According to USA Today: Massachusetts: 1st Mitt Romney- $2,329,400 ; 2nd John Edwards- $1,561,053
Alabama: 1st John Edwards- $316,152; 2nd John McCain- $76,500
Alaska: 1st John Edwards- $7,700; 2nd Barack Obama- $4,330
Indiana: 1st Rudy Giuliani- $179,350; 2nd John Edwards- $86,435
Louisiana: 1st John Edwards- $184,570; 2nd Mitt Romney- $93,500  
Mississippi: 1st John Edwards- $90,750; 2nd John McCain- $43,625  
North Carolina: 1st John Edwards- $1,421,149; 2nd John McCain- $172,260
Oklahoma: 1st Barack Obama- $302,013; 2nd John Edwards- $219,248
Oregon: 1st Mitt Romney- $217,820; 2nd John Edwards- $61,658
Tennessee: 1st Mitt Romney- $248,700; 2nd John Edwards- $134,650  
Texas: 1st Rudy Giuliani- $2,299,550; 2nd John Edwards- $1,504,925
West Virginia: 1st John Edwards- $72,100; 2nd Barack Obama- $18,100  
Washington: 1st Mitt Romney- $273,300; 2nd John Edwards- $250,175  

Two of the states that are early on in the primary and paying a lot of attention to the race:


Iowa
South Carolina


Three liberal states (including one where Obama grew up):

Hawaii
Massachusetts
Oregon


Southern/conservative states:

Alabama
Alaska
Indiana
Louisiana
Mississippi
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas   
West Virginia

I think showing such strength and two of the early primary states and accross the south is indicative of the breadth of Edwards' appeal. I can see him really catching on accross the south as he lays out his plan for rural community renewal.

by Quinton 2007-04-18 08:07AM | 0 recs
Re: Interesting to see where Edwards was strong

Not so fast: first off, those figures only represent the amounts raised by donors giving $250 or more, and not all contributions.

Of that, $30K of Edwards' money in SC, or 1/6 of the total, comes from my friends at the Motley Rice law firm. In all, $145K of that 186K comes in chunks of $1000 or more.

Don't confuse big numbers with grassroots support.  That $186,609 came from 209 donors, or  average of $892/person.

by Adam B 2007-04-18 07:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Where did all those Contributions come from?

Whoa, Obama beat Romney in GEORGIA?!!

Romney has almost all the suburban Atlanta congressmen in his corner already (I think Gingrey and Price at least have both vocally endorsed, and Gingrey is infamous for how quickly he built up his war chest as a freshman in a swing district)--so Romney should have access to the top Republican donors in Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb (Fulton and DeKalb Republicans don't often give to candidates in their own districts, for obvious reasons), and Cherokee counties.  The richest Republicans from the richest part of Georgia, and Obama beat it.

I've done fundraising in Atlanta before, and getting wallets open for Democratic candidates is no small feat.  Even breaking $400,000 at this stage is a remarkable accomplishment for a Democrat, especially one with no patronage abilities.

by Jay R 2007-04-18 11:46AM | 0 recs
Re: Where did all those Contributions come from?

And Edwards came in about $29,000 behind Romney, while the other three top candidates languished at between $82,000 and $106,000.  Maybe it should be expected that Edwards would raise a lot in much of the South, but regardless, Barack raised plenty of money everywhere.

by jallen 2007-04-18 03:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Where did all those Contributions come from?

Well, a lot of the old Roy Barnes crowd is backing Edwards, and Hillary has both the name ID and the Atlanta socialite activist set (which, take it from someone who worked for a Senate campaign, is a potent force in Democratic primaries).  But Barnes isn't worth as much in dollars anymore, and the social activist set seems to be using a light touch with Hillary.  I doubt the fight's still going by the time the Georgia primary hits, but if it is still a horserace then Georgia could get vicious (the state party there is so factionalized that the party could simply rip itself apart).

by Jay R 2007-04-18 05:17PM | 0 recs
Re: Where did all those Contributions come from?

by Jay R 2007-04-18 11:46AM | 0 recs
So, does this mean
that large numbers of both Hillary and Obama donors are tapped out for the primary?
$2,300: 1st Hillary Clinton- $19,173,040; 2nd Barack Obama- $12,628,038
by Leslie H 2007-04-18 04:51PM | 0 recs
Re: So, does this mean

It does, but I think it's more meaningful to look at the issue in terms of percentages. On that score Obama is actually in the best shape, because his percentage of small donors and small donations is the highest versus all the other candidates.

by Korha 2007-04-18 09:43PM | 0 recs
Re: Where did all those Contributions come from?

Yes, Obama has highest number of small donations (20.6%) where Edwards' small donors made up 12.1% of his total. I was thinking that a number of those small Obama donors may be one time rally attendees. Any ideas about how Obama intends to turn those rally attendees into regular small dollar givers? I'd think the only way to keep that up is for past rally attendees to look for future donation requests from the Obama campaign.

Hillary is in really tough shape. 73% of her donors are maxed out for the primary. Obama and Edwards are about even there: 49% maxed for Obama in the primary, and 47% maxed for Edwards in the primary.

by Leslie H 2007-04-19 02:57AM | 0 recs

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