Welcome to ActBlue’s end-of-cycle report, covering the period from 1/1/2009 through 12/31/2010.
|Number of contributions||782,792|
|Average Contribution size||$112.07|
|Committees receiving money||3,625|
|Fundraising pages receiving money||7,867|
While the past two years may feel like an eternity, there was a time not that long ago when the economy was healthy, Democrats had just retaken Congress, and a guy with a funny name was thinking about running for President. Today, we compare the two through the lens of ActBlue activity.
|Pages w/ Money||5,091||7,867||54%|
Note, in particular, that the growth in volume was exceeded by the growth in contributions. That figure speaks to our success in pursuit of our broader goal: increasing political participation.
The top 10 committees outline the shape of Democratic politics in ’09-’10: Rob Miller’s red-letter day; Halter and Sestak primary contests; the reaction to the unexpected results of GOP primaries in Alaska and Kentucky; Alan Grayson’s emergence as a national figure; what looked like a close Senate race in CA; and the tireless work of the PCCC and Democracy for America, which affected a number of the races below.
|Democracy for America||Organization||53,429||$956,944|
|Anne McLane Kuster||NH-02||24,273||$312,335|