2020 was one of the most exciting and high-stakes elections of our lifetime, up and down the ballot. And we have the data to back that up.
Almost $7 billion was raised by federal candidates of both parties this year, more than double the $3 billion in 2016 and in 2012, demonstrating a high amount of engagement surrounding this year''s elections. Take a look!
Contributions to gubernatorial and state legislative candidates also surpassed the amount raised in the last comparable elections of 2016 and 2012.
Earlier this month, we teamed up with the Center of Responsive Politics to bring you a joint report including the statistics above. The in-depth joint report breaks down these record numbers even more by factors such as small dollar vs. big dollar donors to federal candidates, out-of-state donations to congressional and state races, and more. You can check out the entire report here.
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