On Wednesday, October 16, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was declared victorious in his race against Republican Steve Lonegan to replace Frank Lautenber in the U.S. Senate.
MapLight's Voter's Edge for New Jersey's special election shows that much of Booker's campaign contributions came from out-of-state including money from some of the largest and most well known corporations in America, including Facebook, Disney, and Goldman Sachs.
Data: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions made during the 2014 cycle to candidates running for New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat in the October 16, 2013 special election, based on latest data from the Federal Election Commission as of October 4, 2013.
- Cory Booker has raised raised 77 percent of his money from donors outside of New Jersey including contributions from Disney ($25,900), Facebook ($44,700), and Goldman Sachs ($19,600).
- Steve Lonegan has raised 20 percent of his money ($27,000) from out-of-state donors.
- In total, Cory Booker's campaign has raised $6.2 million from out-of-state donors.
- Donors in New York State have given $3.1 million to Cory Booker's campaign, more than donors from any other state.
- In total, Cory Booker's campaign has raised $8.1 million.
- In total, Steve Lonegan's campaign has raised $131,600.
|Rank||Donor||Contributions to Cory Booker|
|1||Sullivan Cromwell LLP||$79,100|
|2||Paul, Weiss et al||$72,750|
|4||Henry Crown & Co.||$61,300|
|5||Pershing Square Capital Management||$52,067|
Image credit: Bbsrock/Wikimedia Commons