The ActBlue Blog: 2012 Numbers: The Final Tally

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Feb 01, 2013

2012 Numbers: The Final Tally

Welcome to 2013! Barack Obama is still President of the United States. The U.S. Senate is still in Democratic hands. You could be forgiven for thinking not much has changed. You'd be wrong, as the numbers below show. Millions of Americans used ActBlue to show that their voice matters. While Mitt Romney was busy running down half of the country, many of them were busy ending his run. There are plenty of reasons why the election turned out the way it did, but you should never doubt your place among them.

Number of contributions 2,896,327
Total raised $136,497,244.45
Average Contribution size $47.13
Committees receiving money 3,895

Here's what 2012 looks like compared to 2011 and 2008 (last presidential election year). Percentage change is year over year:

 
2008 Total2011 Total2012 TotalChange
Contributions 341,747 685,830 2,896,327 322%
Volume ($) $49,469,263.74 $41,121,132.96 $136,497,244.45 232%
Mean Donation $144.75 $59.96 $47.13 -21%
Committees 2,452 2,344 3,895 116%

Here are the five top committees, by number of donors, for 2012.

Name Race Donors Dollars
DCCC Party Committee 1,127,706 $36,344,427
DSCC Party Committee 440,747 $18,644,200
Elizabeth Warren MA-Sen 98,331 $2,961,178
PCCC Organization 92,920 $1,160,340
CREDO SuperPAC SuperPAC 81,780 $2,295,125

Comments

I don't get it... Act Blue GAVE money to DCCC and DSCC???? With all due respect... wtf? Isn't Act Blue supposed to be the antidote to those poisonous committees who only try to block progressives??

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