Mar 5, 2024 - Politics

Big donors fueling Trump's campaign in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania presidential campaign contributions from large donors
Data: Federal Election Commission; Note: Individual contributions of less than $200 are not required to be reported to the FEC; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

More large donors in Pennsylvania are backing former President Trump with their money than any other presidential candidate.

Why it matters: Pennsylvania is a critical swing state that could determine both the presidency and Senate in November.

State of play: The Trump campaign has received $2.4 million in large donations of $200 or more as of yesterday, per data from the Federal Election Commission.

  • That's compared to about $992,000 for fellow GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley and $2.1 million for President Biden.

🧠 Be smart: These figures exclude small donors of less than $200 and do not provide a complete picture of total funds raised by each candidate.

  • The large donor totals offer instead more of a glimpse of each candidate's financial position.

🗳️ The big picture: It's Super Tuesday, where voters in 16 states are casting primary ballots, including in California, Virginia and Colorado.

Zoom in: Trump has attracted more individual donations from large donors than any other candidate in the Keystone State.

  • Trump's fundraising haul was fueled by nearly 54,900 large donations, compared to about 11,900 for Biden.

Zoom out: Nationally, Biden ($105.5 million) has raised more than Trump ($88.5 million) from large donors.

What we're watching: The main super PAC backing Trump, MAGA Inc., has kicked off a three-week radio campaign targeting Black voters in Pennsylvania and other swing states, Axios' Mike Allen reports.

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