Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has raised more than three times as much money as any other candidate for president. If fact, Clinton, and her Democratic challenger, Bernie Sanders, have raised more money than all other presidential candidates combined.
On July 15, the 2016 presidential candidates turned in their Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings disclosing how much their campaign committees have raised to date. California, New York, Florida and Texas dominate the list of states from which candidates have received money for their campaigns. This information is according to an analysis by a firm called MapLight. Wisconsin and Minnesota did not make the list of states, which donated funds to candidates.
Donations for this cycle of January 1, to June 30, 2016 show that Clinton has raised some $47,549,950 while Sanders has received $15,247,353. On the Republican side, Ted Cruz is the biggest fundraiser with $14,349,160 followed by Jeb Bush with $11,429,898. There are eleven other Republican candidates on the list and two other Democratic candidates with George Pataki (D) at the bottom of the list with revenues of $255,795.
Chris Christie, Jim Webb and Scott Walker announced their candidacies in July, and their contribution filings have not yet been processed.
The total cost of the 2016 presidential election is expected to a reach an unprecedented $5 billion, with outside groups, like single-candidate super PAC’s, accounting for an increasingly larger portion of expenditures.