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2016 Presidential Candidates Raise Millions from Key States

Sarang Shah | July 17, 2015

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July 17, 2015 -- The reports are in. On July 15, the 2016 presidential candidates turned in their Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings disclosing how much their campaign committees have raised to date. California, New York, Florida, and Texas dominate the list of states from which candidates have received money for their campaigns.

The total cost of the 2016 presidential election is expected to reach an unprecedented $5 billion, with outside groups, like single-candidate super PACs, accounting for an increasingly larger portion of expenditures. Filings for outside groups are due to the FEC on July 31.

Data: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to the principal campaign committees of federal presidential candidates for the 2016 election cycle, from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015. Data Source: Federal Election Commission.

 

Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to the principal campaign committees of federal presidential candidates for the 2016 election cycle, from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015. Total raised figures are based on candidates summaries compiled by the Federal Election Commission. State breakdowns for donors are based on itemized records of individual and candidate contributions. All numbers are based on latest data made available by the Federal Election Commission as of July 16, 2015.

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