Monday, July 22, 2019

Where Democrats Get Their Money

The Democratic presidential candidates have to report all donations over $200. This means that the Mercury News has been able to create an interactive map which shows where in the United States each of the candidates has raised the most money in political donations.

Most money raised by the democratic hopefuls comes from the largest towns and cities in the USA. The Where Democratic presidential candidates are getting their money interactive map visualizes how much money each candidate raised in the top 2,100 donating cities. Colored circles are used to show how much money each candidate raised in each city. The size of the circle reflects the amount of money donated to the candidate in that city. If you click on a city on the map you can view a list showing the amount donated in the city to each candidate.

Pete Buttigieg has raised the most money in some of the biggest cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C.. Joe Biden is leading the fundraising efforts in most cities in the south east of the country. Business Insider has taken a close look at how much each of the Democratic hopefuls raised in total in the second fundraising quarter of 2019. Pete Buttigieg raised the most money, receiving $24.8 million in all, Joe Biden raised $21.5 million, Sen. Elizabeth Warren received $19.1 million, and Sen. Bernie Sanders raised $18.2 million.

If you want to know who is donating to each of the Democratic hopefuls then you might be interested in Common Dreams analysis of Which 2020 Democrats are Taking Money from the Healthcare Industry. America's expensive healthcare sector is likely to be a major issue in the 2020 presidential election, so it is interesting to note which candidates are being funded by pharmaceutical and health insurance companies and how much money they have received.

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