Large Donors Dominated Election, 50 Accounted for 1/3 of Contributions

Demos: Seven of every 10 individual contribution dollars to the federal candidates, parties, PACs and Super PACs that were active in the 2013-2014 election cycle came from donors who gave $200 or more.1 Candidates alone got 84 percent of their individual contributions from large donors.”

“Just 50 individuals and their spouses accounted for more than a third of the total money raised by Super PACs this cycle.2 Many candidates, including some whose individual contribution totals reach into the millions, report receiving few or even no dollars in contributions from small donors. For example, House Budget—and future Ways and Means—Committee Chairman Paul Ryan reported that all of his more than $5 million in individual contributions came from large donors.”

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