June 15th has come and gone, and a slew of state and federal reports have been released in accordance with the EOQ/mid-year filing deadline. You read us at the end of Q1/2010, now relax for the first of three sequels planned for this year:
|Number of contributions||100,137|
|Average contribution size||$110.42|
|# of committees receiving money||1,871|
|# of fundraising pages receiving money||2,049|
|New fundraising pages created||2,586|
Let’s compare the most recent Q2/2010 fundraising with the same period from 2008.
|Q2 2008||Q2 2010||Change|
|Pages w/ Money||1,320||2,049||55%|
As I mentioned in my June post, these numbers are skewed by $3M+ of presidential fundraising that occurred in Q2/2008. That said, Q2/2010 is the fourth time ActBlue has seen over 100k contributions in a quarter, and the sixth time that we’ve sent more than $10M to Democratic candidates and committees.
But the biggest news is the increase in our reach, committee wise. The 1,871 committees that received money from ActBlue is a new record, the highest number in our history. Moreover, on June 30th, 2010, 563 committees received contributions through ActBlue, blowing out the previous record of 462, set on Sept. 30th, 2008. In other words, as of the 2010 midsummer filing deadline, usually affected by the summer fundraising doldrums, we have already eclipsed a record set during the homestretch of the 2008 election. Heck of a job, Blue-y.
Now let’s look at the Top 10 campaigns and committees of Q2/2010, ranked by total raised. It’s a mix of races including 4 US Senate, 3 Congressional, 1 Gubernatorial, 1 Lt. Governorship, and 1 State Assembly contest.
$819,084.02 Joe SestakPA-Sen, 20106,498$655,414.54 CA Senate 2010 650$565,901.00 Gavin NewsomCA-Lt Gov, 20101,110$393,419.31 Deval PatrickMA-Gov, 20101,566$306,988.80 Cal CunninghamNC-Sen, 20101,292$247,759.57 Mark CritzPA-12, 20102,231$196,409.89 Josh BeckerCA-HD-21, 2010431$149,326.00 Manan TrivediPA-06, 20101,184$142,420.63 Dan SealsIL-10, 2010517$140,994.73
When ranked by number of donors, the Top 10 list for the quarter looks a little different.
|Bill Halter||AR-Sen, 2010||27,497||$819,084.02|
|Joe Sestak||PA-Sen, 2010||6,498||$655,414.54|
|Democracy for America||3,872||$39,739.67|
|Ann McLane Kuster||NH-02, 2010||3,675||$43,046.58|
|David Segal||RI-01, 2010||3,472||$94,568.64|
|Alan Grayson||FL-08, 2010||2,832||$72,075.13|
|Bill Hedrick||CA-44, 2010||2,588||$40,195.20|
|Anthony Weiner||NY-09, 2010||2,272||$53,616.46|
|Mark Critz||PA-12, 2010||2,231||$196,409.89|
There are twice as many Congressional races in the Top 10 (6) when you rank them by donors, with no non-federal candidates. You also see the appearance of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America, both prolific and effective organizational users of ActBlue which frequently make the top 10 thanks to their energetic small-dollar donors.
Finally, our list of the Top 10 ActBlue fundraising pages, ranked by number of donors. Many of these are familiar pages which we’ve previously discussed in our April, May, and June monthly reports which you should review for more detail. Of those listed below, the PCCC was responsible for 4 of the 10, bloggers for 2, DFA for 1, the DCCC for 1, and individual candidates for the remaining two.