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Top Ten ActBlue Pages 2007

by number of contributors:

Candidate # of Contributors
John Edwards 51,366
Blue America ’08 3413
Blue Majority 2643
People’s Email Network 2478
Burn Bush for Burner 2469
Courage Campaign 1645
Welcome Back, Tim 1576
Roadblock Republicans 1482
Mark Warner for Senate 1409
Bill Richardson 1344

by amount raised:

Page Amount Raised
John Edwards $3,937,373.26
Mark Warner for Senate $556,405.19
Blue America ’08 $232,604.31
Dan Seals for Congress $210,140.00
Netroots for Noriega $189,837.75
Blue Majority $174,287.55
Bill Richardson $172,690.46
Support Jeanne Shaheen $137,561.00
Novick for Senate $123,100.16
People’s Email Network $120,611.56

Q1 Top Five ActBlue Pages 2007

by number of contributors

Page # of Contributors
John Edwards 24,913
Bill Richardson 1112
Hold the Senate 654
Christine Jennings Recount Fund 513
Born Fighting PAC 332

by amount raised

 
Page Amount Raised
John Edwards $2,165,357.24
Bill Richardson $163,090.74
Obama for America $29,134.41
Hold the Senate $28,820.06
Born Fighting PAC $26442.06

Q2 Top Five ActBlue Pages 2007

by number of contributors

Page # of Contributors
John Edwards 12661
Roadblock Republicans 1017
Kerry for Johnson 842
Blue America ’08 482
People’s Email Network 373

by amount raised

 
Page Amount Raised
John Edwards $857,391.54
Roadblock Republicans $857,391.54
Dan Seals for Congress $65,528.00
Kerry for Johnson $33,663.55
Blue America ’08 $30,601.88

Q3 Top Five ActBlue Pages 2007

by number of contributors

Page Amount Raised
John Edwards 9698
Burn Bush for Burner 2446
Welcome Back, Tim 1526
Blue America ’08 995
Blue Majority 962

by amount raised

 
Page # of Contributors
John Edwards $713,600.37
Mark Warner for Senate $402,647.19
Netroots for Noriega $141,675.66
Burn Bush for Burner $88,185.55
Welcome Back, Tim $71,124.67

Q4 Top Five ActBlue Pages 2007

by number of contributors

Page # of Contributors
John Edwards 4094
Blue America ’08 1735
Blue Majority 1313
Courage Campaign 1172
People’s Email Network 1167

by amount raised

Page Amount Raised
John Edwards $201,024.11
Mark Warner for Senate $153,758.00
Blue America ’08 $118,837.90
Blue Majority $85,751.89
People’s Email Network $69,032.40

Total money raised for State elections on ActBlue in 2007: $1,661,599.74

Compared to the total money raised for State elections on ActBlue in 2006: $631,631

Total number of contributors for State elections in 2007: 12,474

Compared to the total number of contributors for State elections in 2006: 5506

Top Five States in 2007

By Number of Contributors

State # of Contributors
Virgina 3481
California 1426
Illinois 1152
Missouri 331
Pennsylvania 324

By Amount Raised

State Amount Raised
Virgina $624,686
California $393,081
Illinois $87,298
Montana $35,212
Pennsylvania $33,943

Top Five State Entities in 2007

By Number of Contributors

Entity District # of Contributors
Courage Campaign Issues Committee CA State PAC 2104
Daniel Biss IL-HD-017 950
George Barker VA-SD-039 388
Joe Alioto Veronese CA-SD-03 372
Karen Schultz VA-SD-27 358

By Amount Raised

Entity District Amount Raised
Mark Leno CA-AD-013 $121,206
Karen Schultz VA-SD-27 $117,593
Courage Campaign Issues Committee CA State PAC $82,933
Joe Alioto Veronese CA-SD-03 $82,673
Daniel Biss IL-HD-017 $61,996

Total Amount Raised for Federal Races on ActBlue in 2007: $15,418,243.86

Total Number of Contributors for Federal Races in 2007: 136,322

Top 5 Senate Candidate Recipients in 2007

by number of contributors:

Candidate Race # of Contributors
Tim Johnson SD-Sen 5583
Rick Noriega TX-Sen 3081
Mark Warner VA-Sen 1587
Tom Allen ME-Sen 1424
Tom Harkin IA-Sen 1011

by amount raised

Candidate Race Amount Raised
Mark Warner VA-Sen $579,706.04
Rick Noriega TX-Sen $342,554.50
Tim Johnson SD-Sen $323,192.06
Steve Novick OR-Sen $277,048.82
John Kerry MA-Sen $231,732.67

Top 5 House Candidate Recipients in 2007

by number of contributors:

Candidate Race # of Contributors
Donna Edwards MD-04 5582
Darcy Burner WA-08 4189
Eric Massa NY-29 2577
Mark Pera IL-03 2290
Charlie Brown CA-04 2251

by amount raised

Candidate Race Amount Raised
Joseph Sestak Jr PA-07 $387,316.13
Niki Tsongas MA-05 $320,298.28
Jared Polis CO-02 $308,584.03
Donna Edwards MD-04 $268,569.68
Chellie Pinegree ME-01 $260,985.34

Comparing the 2005-2006 election cycle to the 2007-2008 election
cycle.

Total Amount Raised on ActBlue in 2007: $16,872,127.06
Total Amount Raised on ActBlue in 2005: $1,684,797.22

Total Number of Contributors in 2007: 169,287
Total Number of Contributors in 2005: 23,816

Average Contribution in 2007: $119.00
Average Contribution in 2005: $78.28

Top Ten Candidates in 2007

by # of contributors:

Candidate Race Contributors
John Edwards President 53,433
Tim Johnson SD-Sen 5583
Donna Edwards MD-04 5582
Darcy Burner WA-08 4189
Dennis Kucinich President 3126
Rick Noriega TX-Sen 3081
Eric Massa NY-29 2577
Mark Pera IL-03 2290
Charlie Brown CA-04 2067
Joseph Sestak Jr PA-07 2067

By amount raised:

Candidate Race Amount Raised
John Edwards President $4,096,830.41
Mark Warner VA-Sen $579,706.04
Joseph Sestak Jr PA-07 $387,316.13
Rick Noriega TX-Sen $342,554.50
Tim Johnson SD-Sen $323,192.06
Niki Tsongas MA-05 $320,298.28
Bill Richardson President $310,262.50
Jared Polis CO-02 $308,584.03
Steve Novick OR-Sen $277,048.82
Donna Edwards MD-04 $268,569.68

This is our latest installment of our Weekly ActBlue Activity Reports. This is a special 3 week edition to cover what’s happened in October since our last set of reports.

Total Amount Contributed: $1,005,545.02
Total # of Contributions: 11,117
Avg. Contribution size: $90.45

Total # of Recipient Campaigns & Committees: 438

Here are the Top 5 Recipients on ActBlue by number of donors.

Rank Name District Donors
1 DraftGore.com PAC 2875
2 John Edwards President 1452
3 Niki Tsongas MA-05 547
4 Blue America PAC PAC 383
5 Chris Dodd President 354

Here are the Top 5 Candidate Recipients on ActBlue by total amount raised.

Rank Name District Raised
1 DraftGore.com PAC $156,794.66
2 John Edwards President $109,261.50
3 Niki Tsongas MA-05 $55,452.28
4 Iowa Democratic Party Party $26,505.00 
5 Mark Warner VA-Sen $23,295.00 

Here are the Top 5 ActBlue Fundraising Pages by number of donors.

Rank Name Donors Raised Average
1 Eschaton- Candidate Good Behavior 288 $15,218.36    $31.63
2 Don’t Hurt Sick Kids 252 $7,440.06 $17.71
3 Blue America ’08 226 $31,985.68    $23.12
4 People’s Email Network 141 $4,760.00 $23.21
5 Draft Udall 79 $1,000.08 $7.57

It’s been a busy few weeks for the start of a new fundraising quarter. Over $1 million has flowed through to Democratic campaigns. Al
Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize caused lots of excitement among donors putting
one of the draft committees urging him to run atop of the lists. Niki Tsongas recently won her special election to the MA-05 seat bringing her activity up to the top of our lists as well.

Yesterday we looked at the top candidates on ActBlue for the third quarter.  Today we’ll look at our ActBlue fundraising pages, where any individual, organization or campaign can support the candidates and causes of their choice.

Before we look at the individual pages here are some big picture
numbers. Since ActBlue started three years ago, 5,011 different
fundraising pages have been created. In
the 3rd Quarter of 2007, 757 new fundraising pages were created.

And now, the Top 10 lists of ActBlue fundraising pages by number of
donors and dollars broken down by lifetime totals and those for the
recently completed Q2.

Top 10 fundraising pages by # of donors (Q3-2007)

   donors | page name
  ——-+———————-
   9,698 | johnedwards
   2,446 | burnbush
   1,526 | welcomebacktim
      995 | blueamerica08
      962 | bluemajority
      938 | thepen
      905 | warner
      811 | netrootsfornoriega
      473 | couragecampaign
      448 | roadblockrepublicans

Top 10 fundraising pages by # donors (Lifetime)

donors   | page name
———+———————
49,518 | johnedwards
14,444 | netrootscandidates
  8,994 | hackett
  6,157 | blueamerica
  5,526 | pacforachange
  3,555 | eschaton
  3,421 | takebackthecongress
  2,758 | dnc
  2,450 | republicanfirewall
  2,446 | burnbush


Top 10 fundraising pages by $ (Q3-2007)

$ amount | page name
————+———————
  $713,600 | johnedwards
  $402,647 | warner
  $141,675 | netrootsfornoriega
    $88,185 | burnbush
    $85,189 | dansealsforcongress
    $75,169 | welcomebacktim
    $71,124 | bluemajority
    $70,909 | blueamerica08
    $49,444 | donfornewmexico
    $40,425 | novick4senate

Top 10 fundraising pages by $ (Lifetime)

$ amount  |  page name
————+——————–
$4,035,098 | johnedwards
$1,544,139 | netrootscandidates
   $612,749 | dansealsforcongress.com
   $545,300 | blueamerica
   $463,889 | hackett
   $402,647 | warner
   $366,947 | dkos
   $320,100 | sos-all
   $282,485 | pacforachange
   $276,557 | christine
   $249,582 | republicanfirewall

As you can see, a mix of different approaches are represented on these lists. Some are dedicated pages for particular candidates, like Dan Seals or Mark Warner, who use ActBlue for their online campaign contribution. Others are being used by current officeholders to raise on behalf of their colleagues (and challengers), such as the effort by 12 Senators for for Sen. Tim Johnson.  And still others, like the various netroots pages, represent the collective voice of online communities in their efforts to support a wide range of candidates.

On Monday we looked at some of the big picture numbers at ActBlue. Today, we’re
going to take a look at candidates and campaigns behind those numbers,
both for the 3rd Quarter and for ActBlue’s history. For the lifetime Top 10′s we’ve had some 08 candidates break into the list for the first time (outside of John Edwards of course) so I’ve started noting those candidates with the year these numbers represent. It is likely that some of the current Top 10 Lifetime candidates will be replaced by themselves if their 2008 totals exceed those from 2006.

Top 10 entities by # donors (Q3-2007)

Campaign Race # Donors
John Edwards President 10399
Darcy Burner WA-08 3421
Tim Johnson SD-Sen 2418
Eric Massa NY-29 1310
Rick Noriega TX-Sen 1156
Dennis Kucinich President 1100
Keeping America’s Promise PAC 990
Charlie Brown CA-04 968
BlogPAC PAC 928
Mark Warner VA-Sen 919

Top 10 entities by # donors (Lifetime)

Candidate Race # Donors
John Edwards (08) President 51239
James Webb (06) VA-Sen 16363
Ned Lamont (06) CT-Sen 12420
Claire McCaskill (06) MO-Sen 11090
Jon Tester (06) MT-Sen 10709
Paul Hackett (05) OH-02 10627
Joseph Sestak Jr (06) PA-07 9300
Harold Ford, Jr. (06) TN-Sen 7378
Eric Massa (06) NY-29 7187
Darcy Burner (06) WA-08 6584

 

Top 10 candidates by $ raised (Q3-2007)

Candidate Race Total Raised
John Edwards President $762,101.39
Mark Warner VA-Sen $412,823.19
Rick Noriega TX-Sen $159,201.92
Niki Tsongas MA-05 $149,263.00
Tom Harkin IA-Sen $143,429.27
Tim Johnson SD-Sen $126,405.55
Darcy Burner WA-08 $116,819.06
Dan Seals IL-10 $108,924.84
Linda Stender NJ-07 $101,545.08
Joseph Sestak Jr PA-07 $98,111.99


Top 10 candidates by $ raised (Lifetime)

Candidate Race Total Raised
John Edwards (08) President $4,170,250.41
James Webb (06) VA-Sen $894,042.36
Joseph Sestak Jr (06) PA-07 $868,287.01
Dan Seals (06) IL-10 $538,659.87
Paul Hackett (05) OH-02 $528,664.33
Tim Mahoney (06) FL-16 $507,553.44
Ned Lamont (06) CT-Sen $453,027.51
Eric Massa (06) NY-29 $415,751.68
Mark Warner (08) VA-Sen $408,158.19
John Morrison (06) MT-Sen $395,795.56
 
The federal end-of-quarter (Q3) has come and gone! So let’s spend some time looking at our ActBlue totals, donors, and contributions. I’ll be breaking these apart for the 3rd Quarter and comparable periods as well as the lifetime of ActBlue. This is just day one of a whole week of interesting stats and data here on the ActBlue blog.

Total Contributions
Lifetime:        $29,027,471.89
2007 to date:  $11,377,358.58 (+ 48% from same period 2006)
Q3 of 2007:      $4,814,059.61 (+ 39% from Q2 of 2007)

The 3rd Quarter of 2007 represents 42% of all contributions so far in 2007 and nearly 17% of all contributions made on ActBlue over the least 3 years. To put this in perspective, the amount raised in this past quarter is about as much as was raised in ActBlue’s first 2 years. The totals raised so far in 2007, an off-election year, are outpacing those of the same period in 2006, an election year. And if you want to compare 2007 to the same period in 2005 (both off-years) then the increase is a staggering 1,015%. Wow.

Total Number of donors
Lifetime:        260,795
2007 to date:  102,523 (+45% from same period 2006)
Q3 of 2007:      40,551 (+ 40% from Q2 of 2007)

The 3rd Quarter of 2007 contains 40% of all donors to candidates through ActBlue so far in 2007 and nearly 16% of the number of individual donors on ActBlue since its inception. An interesting note, the average donor gives to 1.74 candidates per donation through ActBlue (because of donors’ ability to give through multi-candidates pages at ActBlue).

Average contribution size to all entities
Lifetime:        $64.13
2007 to date:  $94.95 (+ 49% from same period 2006)
Q3 of 2007:     $93.35   (- 6% from Q2 of 2007)

At the end of last quarter I made the prediction that "as individual fundraisers and grassroots
communities grow we expect the average contribution size to naturally
fall later in the cycle."
It looks as if in the short term this is turning out to be true. The average contributions size in Q3 is down nearly 6% from that of Q2 this year and while still higher than the lifetime average, is trending back towards the lifetime average of $64.13 per contribution. (Just to note, the average contribution size is not calculated using the number of "donors" but rather the number of "contributions"- the reason being that one donor can make multiple contributions in one transaction by giving through a multi-candidate fundraising page.)

Join us again tomorrow when we explore the topic of top candidates on the ActBlue Blog.
               

This is our latest installment of our Weekly ActBlue Activity Reports. The last posted report is here. (Week over week changes in parentheses)

Total Amount Contributed last week: $558,860.97 (+ $180,451)
Total # of Contributions: 3,441 (+ 506)
Avg. Contribution size: $162.41 (+ $33.48)

Total # of Recipient Campaigns & Committees: 268 (+ 2)
Total # New Campaigns & Committees receiving funds : 18

Here are the Top 5 Recipients on ActBlue last week by number of donors.

       Rank Name District Donors
       1 John Edwards President 643
       2 Mark Warner VA-Sen 229
       3 BlogPAC PAC 216
       4 Andrew Rice OK-Sen 113
       5 Chellie Pingree ME-01 80

Here are the Top 5 Candidate Recipients on ActBlue last week by total amount raised.

       Rank Name District Raised
       1 Mark Warner VA-Sen $77,955.01
       2 John Edwards President $52,217.79
       3 Tom Harkin IA-Sen $48,679.00
       4 Chellie Pingree ME-01 $36,070.50
       5 Rick Noriega TX-Sen $15,809.16

Here are the Top 5 ActBlue Fundraising Pages last week by number of donors.

       Rank Name Donors Raised Average
       1 Not One Red Cent 199 $6,156.13  $30.93 
       2 Netroots for Rick Noriega 66 $15,126.38 $229.18
       3 Restore Habeas Corpus 47 $3,460.02  $40.70
4 Kansas DemoFest 2007 44 $4,715.00 $107.15
       5 Blue America ’08 41 $4,753.57  $69.34

Last week’s activity saw Maine congressional candidate Chellie Pingree join the Top 5 lists. Fundraising for BlogPAC also picked up as it was the beneficiary of this week’s hottest fundraising page which was featured in a recommended diary at DailyKos.

This is our latest installment of our Weekly ActBlue Activity Reports. The last posted report is here. (Week over week changes in parentheses)

I’ve added a new statistic this week- the total number of campaigns/committees who received funds for the first time though ActBlue. These are often new campaigns that have filed and started raising money and will continue to do so into the future. Others are candidates or groups ActBlue has listed in our directory for some time and have only just now had their first contribution through us.

Total Amount Contributed last week: $378,409.86 (+ $59,418)
Total # of Contributions: 2,935 (- 2,457)
Avg. Contribution size: $128.93 (+ $69.77)

Total # of Recipient Campaigns & Committees: 266 (+ 45)
Total # New Campaigns & Committees receiving funds : 27

Here are the Top 5 Recipients on ActBlue last week by number of donors.

       Rank Name District Donors
       1 John Edwards President 628
       2 Mark Warner VA-Sen 300
       3 Tim Johnson SD-Sen 205
       4 Tom Harkin IA-Sen 89
       5 Rick Noriega TX-Sen 81

Here are the Top 5 Candidate Recipients on ActBlue last week by total amount raised.

       Rank Name District Raised
       1 Mark Warner VA-Sen $74,071.08
       2 John Edwards President $48,021.21
       3 Tom Harkin IA-Sen $33,986.00
       4 Mark Schauer MI-07 $15,064.00
       5 Rick Noriega TX-Sen $14,938.01

Here are the Top 5 ActBlue Fundraising Pages last week by number of donors.

       Rank Name Donors Raised Average
       1 Welcome Back Tim Johnson 166 $8,483.00 $51.10
       2 Netroots for Rick Noriega 66 $14,071.01 $213.19
       3 The People’s Email Network
63 $2,236.00 $35.49
       4 Blue America ’08
52 $3,807.03 $21.15
       5 Happy Birthday Eric Massa 33 $1,582.05 $47.94

A quick glance at this activity shows a lot of money moving into campaigns for the U.S. Senate. Last week saw the entrance of Mark Warner into the Virginia Senate race which helped rocket him up the ActBlue charts. Tim Johnson’s colleagues continued to raise funds in honor of his return to the Senate which we discussed in this post. Sen. Tom Harkin hosted his 30th Annual Steak Fry over the weekend boosting him into the top tier as well.

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