The torrent of grassroots money flowing into Wisconsin peaked in March, but it continues flowing in April, funding a variety of organizations that are laying the groundwork for the summer’s recall elections.
|Number of contributions||51,733|
|Average Contribution size||$49.91|
|Committees receiving money||678|
|Fundraising pages receiving money||763|
Here’s how those numbers stack up relative to 2009, and to the same point in the last presidential election cycle.
|Apr 2007||Apr 2009||Apr 2011||Change|
As you can see, ActBlue surpassed last cycle’s numbers by leaps and bounds, while the pool of donors grew considerably. That growth speaks to our success at reducing the barriers to entry in political fundraising, and to the commitment of thousands of grassroots donors across the United States.
Here are the five top committees, by number of donors, for April 2011.
|PCCC Wisconsin Recall Fund||Organization||21,190||$176,242|
|DfA, Wisconsin Recall||Organization||18,729||$158,910|
|Democracy for America||Organization||14,409||$103,413|
|WI State Senate Democratic Committee||Organization||3,213||$47,883|