Q2: GOP Presidential Fundraising Breakdown

white-house-north-2007-djThe latest fundraising deadline was the first for several 2016 presidential candidates.

They provide a view into how all the Oval Office hopefuls are faring so far.

Furthermore, thanks to an impressive interactive map from the National Journal, we can chart each candidate’s fundraising by county.

By compiling the county numbers, we found that in total $615,514* was contributed by Pennsylvanians to the eligible GOP presidential candidates from April 1st to June 30th.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz finished first with $188,154 in donations from thirty-three of the counties in the commonwealth. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came in second with $78,160 from 26 counties. PA native and former Senator Rick Santorum brought in $76,086 over twenty-three counties.

The remaining candidates finished in the following order: neurosurgeon Ben Carson $74,375 (second-quarter high 39 counties); former Florida Governor Jeb Bush $61,000 (11); businesswoman Carly Fiorina $49,147 (17); Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul $45,897 (34); former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee $20,845 (13); South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham $13,450 (7); Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal $4,200 (4); businessman Donald Trump $3,200 (3); and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry $1,000 (3).

Poor George Pataki, the former Governor of New York, didn’t receive any donations from Pennsylvania.

Looking through all the statistics, Bush disappointed relative to his place in the field while Fiorina, who’s fighting to get into the first debate, did quite well.

*These numbers only concern contributions to official campaign committees and don’t include PAC donations. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore did not enter the race until after the second quarter FEC deadline.

2 Responses

  1. Ted Cruz is more popular in Pennsylvania than I thought. $100 of that was mine.

    Rick Santorum is proving that some people never learn.

  2. Yes let’s see who people are giving their hard earned money to, to the very people that will screw over America if elected. I can’t wait to see how much money the Dems get to do the same thing. Republicans and Democrats: Working Hard to Screw America Everyday.

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