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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Party Money in 2008

The FEC has released data on party finance during the 2008 election cycle.  CQ Politics reports on key differences:

In the 2008 cycle and early in the 2010 cycle, the Democratic committees were more reliant than their Republican counterparts on the larger, more-than-$200 donations that have to be itemized on federal campaign finance reports. ... The Democrats have been more adept than the Republicans in attracting the maximum contribution amount from individual donors. For the 2010 campaign cycle, an individual can give up to $30,400 per year to a national party committee.

The FEC analysis also showed a large Democratic advantage in raising money from members of Congress. There’s no limit on the amount of money that a member of Congress can transfer to a national party committee from his or her campaign committee.