In our series of posts looking back at 2009 (here, here, & here) there was one list we had not yet made public. So, thanks to popular demand, we'd like to post ActBlue's Top 10 most active campaigns and committees of all of 2009 when ranked by the number of donors.
|Rob Miller||SC-02, 2010||25,669||$957,982.61|
|Democracy for America||17,255||$416,754.76|
|No on 1 / Protect Maine Equality||Ballot Question||17,125||$1,398,965.97|
|Alan Grayson||FL-08, 2010||13,508||$462,324.84|
|FDL Action PAC||7,402||$235,973.94|
|Blue America PAC||5,859||$114,534.53|
|Gavin Newsom||CA-Gov, 2010||4,481||$1,035,928.73|
|Eric Massa||NY-29, 2010||3,493||$208,342.72|
|Barney Frank||MA-04, 2010||3,427||$41,716.45|
What a list! Five out of the 10 top committees ranked by total contributions are campaigns. Those campaigns are spread across five entirely different states in all corners of the county. They include challengers and incumbents, statewide and congressional races, and varying degrees of electoral competitiveness. Among the five non-candidate committees, we find a ballot question in Maine's statewide marriage equality campaign, two Netroots blog based PACs, and Democracy for America (DFA). Topping the list for 2009 is the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) which raised over $1 million for the year. The PCCC and DFA collaborated on multiple joint fundraising pages in 2009 helping increase their total number of contributions and lift both committees to the top of our donor charts.
Congratulations to these 10 campaigns and organizations as well as the thousands of others that raised money through ActBlue in 2009. We're well on our way to a bigger, better, and bluer year of fundraising in 2010.