Over the past week we’ve looked at a number of statistics from ActBlue.com, everything from some raw numbers, top candidates, and top fundraising pages. To finish out our series we’re going to take a look at one of the most important areas of ActBlue- state level fundraising.
It’s true that federal activity made up the majority of 2nd Quarter fundraising at ActBlue- 90% in fact. That’s no surprise as federal races have always made up the bulk of ActBlue activity and tend to get started sooner than state legislative races.
That said, state level fundraising at ActBlue has huge potential for 2008 and is already showing enormous growth. In the 2nd Quarter, $323,638 was raised for state candidates in 15 states. (To note- in Q2 2005, just under $100,000 was raised across ActBlue for *all* candidates federal and non-federal.)
The charts below break out the numbers by state and detail the cluster of activity in Virginia (which has 2007 elections) and California.
|Q2 $ Raised by State||Q2 Donors by State||# of Recipient Campaigns|
|$ Received||State||# of Donors||State||# of Campaigns||State|
In addition, the following table is of the Top 10 state candidates by $ raised on ActBlue in the 2nd Quarter.
|$ Raised in Q2||Candidate||Office|
|31,136||Joe Alioto Veronese||CA-SD-03|
|15,540||Carlos Del Toro||VA-HD-88|
|11,745||Steve Bullock||MT-Atty Gen|
We’re looking forward to helping more candidates in the 23 states where we are active. If you are a campaign in the following states, (Alabama, Arizona, California, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming) contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get set up with ActBlue and start fundraising today!
That concludes our Q2 Stats Week with ActBlue. If seeing more if this type of data is something you find valuable on an ongoing basis, leave a note and we’ll see about developing a more automated system to present select data.