Trump’s campaign is small-donations-dollar increase, indicates big change for the GOP

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The Republican party has long been panned by his critics as the party of big money and the big donors, but the donation patterns have changed measurably under President Trump, a Fox News analysis of campaign finance data shows.

Sixty-one percent of the money came directly from the trump campaign in this election cycle, from the small donors (donations under 200 dollars), according to Federal Election Commission figures.


Similarly, the proportion Trump was during the 2016 election cycle, in the case of 65 percent of donations were under $200. And this is dramatically higher than previous Republican candidates. Mitt Romney raised 26 percent of its direct contributions from small donations in the year 2012, and John McCain picked up 25 per cent of small donations in 2008.

Campaign analyst-Finance to say that the data, down-to-earth enthusiasm for Trump is a populist message.

“Democrats, traditionally the party that said a small donor base,” Alex Baumgart, individual contributions, a researcher at the ” Center for Responsive Politics, benefited the most from the cultivation of the fundraising database runs Fox News.


“It’s pretty clear from the numbers that Trump has done a lot to change the dynamic — the populist edge he brings to the campaign is clearly something that goes in resonance with a small dispenser on the right side.”

Conservative activists say Trump the party.

“The Republican party today is in a completely different party than it was five years ago,” said Michael Johns, one of the co-founder of the national Tea y movement and a former White house speechwriter to President George H. W. Bush.

Johns said Trump’s focus on trade and policy reflected the shift.

“The populist edge, he to the election campaign, something that goes in resonance with small donors on the right-hand side is brought out clearly.’

— Alex Baumgart, Center for Responsive Politics

“The American people are demanding a secure border, calling for an end to the exploitative and unfair trade policies… and an unresponsive swamp-culture, demanding an end,” Johns said, the claim that first, the Tea y, and then trump, expanded the base to “today’s blue-collar and working Americans.”


Political scientists say that the income of the data shows a shift to middle-income supporters, as well.

“Historically, it has a very strong positive correlation with income and the Republican vote over the last few decades, but that was in 2016,” Anthony Fowler, a professor of public policy at the University of Chicago, studying Finance campaign, told Fox News.

The democratic presidential candidate also improves your grassroots fundraising in comparison with the previous cycles. Among the 20 Democrats out of the debate stage this year, with 51 percent of the individual contributions were from small donors. The is of 26 percent for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and to 43 percent for President Barack Obama in 2012.

These figures vary considerably from candidate to candidate, but Sen. Cory Booker only 21 percent of small donors, former Vice-President, Joe Biden, always get 38 percent and Sen. Kamala Harris, 41 percent. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg has 49 percent of small donors, with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, 61 percent, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and sen. Elizabeth Warren at 67 per cent, sen Bernie Sanders at 77 percent (the most).


On the last place of the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, 9 percent received individual contributions from a small donor.

Fowler said, studies show, money from the big donors is not necessarily bad.

“If there are any concerns that politicians behave differently, because they always said the donations from rich people, corporate interests, etc., we still have a lot of evidence to support this concern,” he said.

The above figures tell the story of donations directly to the campaigns, but some of the contributions are more complicated, as the money raised through “political action committees” or PACs. President Trump, for example, works with two PACs — the “trump-Make America Great Again Committee” and the “trump of victory.” Money is the by these groups is then divided between the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, which promotes a trump independent.

The Trump PACs receive 47 percent of their contributions from small donations.

With Trump PACs contain small donations to Trump a total of $115,697,683 for the 2020 election cycle, and big donations a total of $117,457,166.

“While Trump a lot of small tests, he also still in the big checks and large contributions it has collected,” Baumgart said.

“What really sets trump apart from other Republicans in the past, is the fundraising machine he has created,” he added. “He is a natural fighter who is actively running for re-election since his inauguration. Consequently, the campaign has been able to, through fundraising from the back of the numerous political battles that have taken place since then.”

Trump, the unprecedented decision, Fundraising since the last election, makes it less likely to be in terms of financial as the choice goes to the front; in 2016, Trump was outspent almost 2-to-1.


Since the time that the Democratic candidates began fundraising in the year 2019, all of the Democrats combined more donations than trump ($have pulled in 209 million, compared with $106 million, the Trump secured, in the year 2019).

But due to his early start, $233 million Trump and his PACs for the year 2020 is gone, more than all the Democratic rivals combined.

Michael Johns says he hopes that the shift in where the donations have come from signals, the Republican party is “the party of the working people.”

“We need to call more attention to how liberal Democrats have bad our largest cities and you get to the bottom of urban voters. … Do we do this well, and we can begin to see a complete revolutionary shift, including compaction of the Republican party as the party of the working people.”

Maxim Lott is the Executive Producer of Stossel TV and Creator He can be reached on Twitter at @MaximLott

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