Only 24 Percent of Hillary Clinton’s Contributors Are Small Donors

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 39th Annual Gala Dinner held at the Washington Convention Center, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Clinton returned to the campaign trail after a bout of pneumonia that sidelined her for three days and revived questions about both …
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Less than a quarter of Hillary Clinton’s campaign donors are small-dollar donors who pitch in $200 or less.

The New York Times reports:

In an illustration of the lack of enthusiasm for her among some liberal activists, just 24 percent of the contributors to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign so far have given $200 or less. In 2012, 43 percent of the money to Mr. Obama was from contributors who gave $200 or less, and this year 58 percent of the giving to Mr. Sanders’s grass-roots bid came from small-dollar donors.

Without this online network, Mrs. Clinton is being made to continue with an aggressive calendar of fund-raisers with rich donors as Election Day grows near — events that can limit her time in swing states and reinforce concerns that give rank-and-file Democrats pause.

Hillary Clinton has gotten into some trouble at high-dollar events with rich donors. At a recent fundraising gig in New York with celebrity Barbra Streisand, Clinton called half of Donald Trump’s supporters “deplorables.”


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