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Unvealed – how the next President is financed

The 2016 race started early with a large field of potential candidates, some of whom acted very much like, well, candidates — making appearances in early primary states, vying for commitments from big donors and assembling teams that could quickly pivot and become campaign staff. Meanwhile, constellations of groups working on behalf of each of the most serious White House hopefuls – including leadership PACs, super PACs, 501(c)(4) dark money outlets and more – cropped up like spring flowers, all but inviting spending records to be broken.

Amount raised so far by candidates: $1.3 billion
Amount raised so far by super PACs supporting them: $0 million

Campaign funding by candidate

(Darker bar represents outside money; lighter bar represents candidate committee money)

CANDIDATE COMMITTEE MONEY: $497,808,791

OUTSIDE MONEY: $0

CANDIDATE COMMITTEE MONEY: $11,410,313

OUTSIDE MONEY: $0

CANDIDATE COMMITTEE MONEY: $1,025,703

OUTSIDE MONEY: $0

CANDIDATE COMMITTEE MONEY: $3,509,477

OUTSIDE MONEY: $0

CANDIDATE COMMITTEE MONEY: $247,541,449

OUTSIDE MONEY: $0

NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2016 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically on 10/28/16.
CANDIDATE ORGANIZATION TYPE TOTAL RAISED
Clinton 45Committee 501c4 N/A
Clinton Republicans for Hillary SuperPAC $0
Clinton Rape Accountability Project For Education SuperPAC $0
Clinton Help Elect Women SuperPAC $0
Clinton Restoration PAC SuperPAC $0
Clinton America Rising PAC SuperPAC $0
Clinton Balance of Power PAC SuperPAC $0
Clinton First Lady Bill SuperPAC $0
Clinton Hilary Shmilary PAC SuperPAC $0
Clinton Dick Morris’ Just Say no to Her! SuperPAC $0
Clinton African Americans for Hillary SuperPAC $0
Clinton It’s About Killary SuperPAC $0
Clinton Priorities USA Action SuperPAC $0
Clinton Hillary for America Campaign $497,808,791
Clinton Correct the Record Carey $0
Clinton No to HRC 2016 SuperPAC $0
Clinton America’s Teachers SuperPAC $0
Clinton Faith Voters for Hillary SuperPAC $0
Clinton Ready PAC Carey $0
Johnson AlternativePAC SuperPAC $0
Johnson Gary Johnson 2016 Campaign $11,410,313
McMullin Stand Up America SuperPAC $0
McMullin McMullin for President Campaign $1,025,703
Stein Jill Stein for President Campaign $3,509,477
Trump HC4DT SuperPAC $0
Trump Donald J Trump for President Campaign $247,541,449
Trump Committee to Restore America’s Greatness SuperPAC $0
Trump Patriots for Trump SuperPAC $0
Trump Make America Great Again 501c4 N/A
Trump Crippled America SuperPAC $0
Trump TuckFrump.com SuperPAC $0
Trump Dump Terrifying Rhetoric Undermine Mainstream Poli SuperPAC $0
Trump Women Vote Trump SuperPAC $0
Trump Real People for America SuperPAC $0
Trump Americans for Greatness SuperPAC $0
Trump Let’s Trump Politics SuperPAC $0
Trump Make America Great Again SuperPAC $0
Trump American National Super PAC SuperPAC $0
Trump America’s Trump Card SuperPAC SuperPAC $0
Trump Committee for American Sovereignty SuperPAC $0
Trump TrumPAC SuperPAC $0
Trump Make America Awesome SuperPAC $0
Trump Rebuilding America Now SuperPAC $0
Trump Trump Victory PAC $0
Trump Bring Back American Opportunity SuperPAC $0
Trump Our Principles PAC SuperPAC $0
Trump Great America PAC Carey $0
Trump NeverTrump PAC SuperPAC $0
Trump Make America Number 1 SuperPAC $0
Trump Trump USA Super PAC SuperPAC $0
Trump Make America Great SuperPAC $0
NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2016 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically on Oct 31 2016 5:29PM.

Bundlers are people with friends in high places who, after bumping against personal contribution limits, turn to those friends, associates, and, well, anyone who’s willing to give, and deliver the checks to the candidate.

The Federal Election Commission requires disclosure only of those bundlers who are registered lobbyists. Beyond that, it’s up to the candidate. The Clinton campaign is releasing information about bundlers who raised over $100,000 (see list below); the campaign does not specify how much each of these individuals has raised beyond that. The Trump campaign has released no information about its bundlers whatsoever.

Together, 1,129 elites are directing at least $112,300,000 for Clinton’s election efforts — money that has gone into the coffers of her campaign as well as the Democratic National Committee.

Misc Business, $15.5MLawyers & Lobbyists, $17.7MUnknown, $14.7MOther, $13.9MTransportation, $700KAgribusiness, $1.1MConstruction, $1.2MEnergy & Natural Resources, $2MIdeological/Single-Issue, $2MHealth, $3.8MCommunications/Electronics, $11.5MFinance, Insurance & Real Estate, $25.8MTop Economic Sectors of Clinton Bundlers, 2016

Top Industries of Clinton Bundlers

Top Industries of Clinton Bundlers

*The “Contributions” column indicates the total amount the bundler has given to all federal candidates, parties and PACs in all election cycles since 1990.