Activity Report: August 19th-25th, 2007

This is our second installment of our new Weekly ActBlue Activity Reports. Last week’s is posted here. (Week over week changes in parentheses).

One note: I have recalculated the total # of contributions and average contribution size and corrected last week’s entry to match. The new method counts each separate line-item as a contribution when one donor gives to multiple candidates on a page during a transaction. This will increase the total # of contributions and decrease the average contribution size compared to the old method but is more accurate.

Total Amount Contributed last week: $289,414.07 (+ $63,151.77)
Total # of Contributions: 4285 (+ 2,101)
Avg. Contribution size: $67.54 (- $36.06)

Total # of Recipient Campaigns & Committees: 212 (+ 25)

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

Rank Name District Donors
1 Darcy Burner WA-08 1627
2 John Edwards President 809
3 Al Franken MN-Sen 201
4 Rick Noriega TX-Sen 129
5 San Diego Democratic Party CA-County 126

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

Rank Name District Raised
1 Darcy Burner WA-08 $55,435.14
2 John Edwards President $54,678.07
3 Niki Tsongas MA-05 $18,297.00
4 Rick Noriega TX-Sen $16,464.30
5 Jared Polis CO-02 $12,410.00

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

Rank Name Donors Raised Average
1 Burn Bush for Burner 1449 $49,401.19 $34.09
2 John Edwards 768 $53,320.42 $68.12
3 Blue Majority 262 $11,994.31 $23.84
4 Netroots for Rick Noriega 117 $15,451.01 $132.05
5 The People’s Email Network 62 $2,135.00 $34.43

For ActBlue, this past week’s most notable activity is the Netroots effort to raise $100,000 for Darcy Burner in Washington’s 8th Congressional District as a counter to a visit by President Bush to fundraise for the Republican Incumbent. That effort has been great example of blogs using referral codes to track which contributions they were responsible for driving towards the effort. That way, the campaign can see how much the DailyKos community, readers of Atrios, or other blogs have given towards the effort.