Results for the tag 2010

ActBlue End of Cycle Report

Welcome to ActBlue’s end-of-cycle report, covering the period from 1/1/2009 through 12/31/2010. Number of contributions 782,792 Total raised $87,726,365.12 Average Contribution size $112.07 Committees receiving money 3,625 Fundraising pages receiving money 7,867 Pages created 14,559  While the past two years may feel like an eternity, there was a time not that long ago when the[…..]

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2010: November Statistics

Number of contributions 19,036 Total raised $1,162,989.25 Average Contribution size $61.09 Committees receiving money 751 Fundraising pages receiving money 601 Pages created 166  In contrast to 2008, November 2010 saw a large dropoff in volume due to a dearth of Republicans obstruction. Much of ActBlue’s post-election volume in 2008 came as Democrats rallied to defeat[…..]

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2010: October Statistics

Number of contributions 169,672 Total raised $16,775,323.27 Average Contribution size $98.87 Committees receiving money 1,796 Fundraising pages receiving money 1,825 Pages created 887  October is the month for political activity. In September people are just beginning to pay attention, and Election Day is too early in November for campaigns to really do much that month.[…..]

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2010: September Statistics

Number of contributions 93,024 Total raised $9,892,076.04 Average Contribution size $106.34 Committees receiving money 1,683 Fundraising pages receiving money 1,613 Pages created 951  September outpaced August signficantly, but more illuminating is the comparison between September 2008 and September 2010: Sept 2008 Sept 2010 Change Contributions 50,486 93,024 84% Volume ($) $7,111,834.72 $9,892,076.04 39% Mean Donation[…..]

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Infrastructure or Opportunism

Last week, Ben Smith linked to a study (.pdf) by the Wesleyan Media Project on political spending in the 2010 cycle. The major findings: Republican-leaning interest groups outspent similar Democratic groups by 9:1, and hold a 3:2 advantage in overall spending. Put another way, with a 9:1 advantage in interest group spending, Republicans were only[…..]

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Sestak Campaign Statement on ActBlue

Meg Infantino, Treasurer for Sestak For Senate: ActBlue has been an essential, integral part of our grassroots fundraising efforts.We've always used ActBlue, starting with Joe Sestak's initial, successful run for Congress back in 2006. That year, Joe led all U.S. House candidates in online fundraising, with contributions totaling almost $1M. Congressman Sestak matched that success[…..]

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To Win Big, Think Small

I don't often do this, but I wanted to highlight the efforts of Progressive Kick, a group that's used a dollar-for-dollar match to raise $103K for down-ballot races. There are a couple of reasons why this is a big deal:First, those dollars will go a lot further in smaller races. While the fundraising numbers that[…..]

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Creating Possibilities in Alaska

A few days ago, I wrote about the ways in which ActBlue makes donors nimble and campaigns competitive by helping resources get where they need to go, quickly. I used the Alaska Senate race as an example, and in response a spokesperson for the McAdams campaign emailed this statement along: Because of ActBlue thousands of[…..]

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Express Yourself

For those of you who don’t already use it, ActBlue offers a free service called ActBlue Express. ActBlue Express allows you to store your donation information on our secure servers, which saves you the hassle of entering it every time you give through ActBlue. In addition, it allows you to view how much money you’ve[…..]

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July & August ActBlue Stats: Not So Sleepy Summer

The latter months of summer can be slow at times in political fundraising. After passing the June 30th federal fundraising deadline (which exists for a number of states as well), donors can sometimes disappear. But over 50,000 donors later, nearly $6.7 million was raised through ActBlue in June and July for Democrats up and down[…..]

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Agility

On August 24, the AK-Sen primary was a forgone conclusion. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R), a 1.5 term incumbent–in 2002 her father appointed her to his Senate seat when he won the governorship, the very definition of nepotism–would win her primary battle against Joe Miller and cruise to victory in the general.By August 25, 2010, the[…..]

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Wisconsin Cheese

There's been a flurry of coverage about down-ballot races ahead of the election, based on this Larry Sabato post: The statehouses will provide the third leg of the Republicans’ 2010 victory. We have long suggested the GOP would gain a net +6 governorships. We now believe they will win +8. This boon to the GOP[…..]

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