Mar 5, 2024 - News

California donors spend big on Biden campaign

California 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

President Biden leads presidential campaign contributions from large donors in California, followed by Donald Trump and Nikki Haley.

Zoom in: Despite facing declining support from California voters, Biden had raised more than $14.3 million from about 61,300 large donations as of Monday.

  • Trump secured nearly $8.9 million from about 201,250 donations.
  • Haley reported more than $4.4 million from almost 41,000 donations.

The big picture: Biden leads nationally with nearly $106 million, compared to about $89 million for Trump.

The fine print: The data doesn't include donations that are less than $200, so it's not a complete picture of total money raised.

  • But the numbers provide a general sense of a candidate's financial position in California going into today's Super Tuesday primary election.

Zoom out: In total, Biden's re-election team has now amassed $130 million.

  • Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee started the year with more than $8 million in cash on hand, and Trump's team is spending tens of millions on legal bills.
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