Campaign On This has already given you the financial bios of Republican Senators’ Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio. Click on their names to check out their campaign finance information. The next nominee we will be providing a campaign finance background and quick bio on is running in the Democratic Primary. Former First Lady, Secretary of State, and Senator of New York, Hillary Clinton.
It is no secret that the clear front-runner for the Democratic Presidential Nomination in 2016 is Hillary Clinton. This is not the first time Clinton has run for the Democratic nomination. In 2008, she lost to then senator, now president, Barack Obama. As we have done for the 2016 Republican nominees, Campaign On This wants to give you a quick bio and campaign finance background for when Clinton was the Democratic Senator of New York.
Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000. She was assigned to multiple committees, which included the Committee on the Budget; the Committee on Armed Services; the Committee on Environment and Public Works; the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; and the Special Committee on Aging.
Between 1999 and 2014, Clinton’s Campaign Committee raised $328,755,858 and spent a total of $326,139,756. Her top five contributors were Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs, DLA Piper, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and EMILY’s List. The top five industries that donated to her cause were Lawyers/Law Firms, Retirees, Securities and Investment, Real Estate, and Women’s Issues. The breakdown of her fund sources consists of Individual Contributions (88%), PAC Contributions (1%), Candidate self-financing (4%) and Other (6%). The charts below provide a closer look at these numbers.
Clinton has raised a significant amount of funds compared to her primary rivals on both the Democrat and Republican sides. What are your thoughts on where the fundraising money for Hillary Clinton’s campaign came from? Did any of this data surprise you?