Mar 12, 2024 - Politics

Biden leads Trump among big donors in Washington state

Washington 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 has received about $2.9 million from large donors in Washington state so far in his 2024 campaign, according to Federal Election Commission data.

The big picture: Biden has raised far more money in left-leaning Washington than he has in several key swing states, such as Michigan and Pennsylvania.

  • That tracks with Washington's history of being a safe blue state, where candidates often raise money they plan to deploy in political battlegrounds elsewhere.

By the numbers: Among Washington's big donors, Biden has outraised former President Trump, who has collected $1.7 million, per the FEC.

  • Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who has suspended her campaign, has netted nearly $1 million from large donations in Washington, while independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has raked in about $465,000.

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

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

Zoom out: Nationally, Biden leads with nearly $106 million compared to about $89 million for Trump.

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