Clinton Outraises Sanders 12 to 1 in Oregon
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Last week, the two campaigns could not have been in greater contrast. Clinton came to town for a high-priced fundraiser at $2,700 a head. Sanders on Sunday produced the biggest crowd of any of the Presidential candidates this election cycle with 28,000 in attendance at the Moda Center.
Clinton: 12 to 1
A GoLocal review of the second quarter donations to the Clinton and Sanders campaigns shows that Clinton’s "Hillary for America" campaign collected $118,418.86 for the quarter in Oregon - these numbers do not include July or the August events.
Sanders’ slow fundraising in Oregon is not true in every state. In Massachusetts, he has raised more than $2.7 million.
Who is for campaign finance reform?
Both candidates talk about the need for campaign finance reform and the adverse impact of millionaire and billionaire donors. Both Sanders and Clinton proposes a Constitutional amendment for campaign finance reform.
“We need to undo the Supreme Court’s damage in Citizens United and stop the endless flow of secret, unaccountable money that is distorting our elections, corrupting our political process, and drowning out the voices of everyday Americans—even if it takes a Constitutional amendment,” says Clinton’s campaign.
Both campaigns demonize the influence and donations of Republican supporters like the Koch Brothers, but make no mention of Democratic billionaire donors like billionaire financier George Soros who given massive amounts to Democratic candidates.
Similarly, Sanders blasts the influence of billionaires on the political process, “Our democracy is under fierce attack. Billionaire families are now able to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the candidates of their choice. These people own most of the economy. Now they want to own our government as well.”
Clinton continues to raise large donations from wealthy contributors in her growing fundraising advantage. As GoLocalPDX reported last month:
No data shows the difference between the Clinton and Sanders campaigns more so than who is attracting big gifts. GoLocalPDX looks at the campaign data -- specifically those donations over $2,700 versus which candidate is attracting relatively small gifts.
For donations $200 to $499
For donations $2,700 and above
To put in perspective, Clinton has only out raised Sanders 2-to-1 among gifts under $500, but out raised Sanders in gifts of $2,700 and more 70-to-1.
For donations under $200, Sanders leads all candidates - Democrats and Republicans - with 76% of his donations under $200. Clinton has only received 17% of her donations under $200.
Big Picture - Clinton Holds Better than 3-1 lead
Overall through the second quarter, Hilary Clinton’s campaign has raised more than $47,053,724 to Sanders’ $15,114,622 through the June 30 reporting deadline.
Related Slideshow: Bernie Sanders Rallies in Portland
The Bernie Sanders rally at the Moda Center in Portland drew the largest crowd its campaign has seen yet. Upwards of 28,000 people showed up to the event with many being turned away and watching his speech on a screen in the spillover section.
Many Sanders enthusiasts who were present at the rally had choice words about Hillary. “Democrats are forming another branch – a smarter branch. Hillary represents the corporate democrat. I believe in the social democrat and so does my grandma who is 87,” said Brett Bottorff.
Photo credit: Hilary Devaney
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