Steve Bullock raised an astounding $3.3 million this period, or about $157,000 a day for the past three weeks.
He spent just $166,000.
So what did Bullock spend his money on?
Fundraising. Gotta spend money to make money, right?
Act Blue made $94,000 in commission fees because so many individual donors gave to him.
These are common, working citizens that want government to work for them, not against them. It’s a remarkable achievement to get that much money from so many common citizens in such a short amount of time.
I don’t think we’ll see that again. Most of these people give once and don’t give again. Also, we’re in a monumental economic depression that won’t subside for the better part of a generation.
It’ll be interesting to see Bullock’s fundraising totals for the next cycle.
Besides the fundraising fees, nearly all expenditures were one thing - refunds.
Bullock had to give money back to people because they gave him too much money, by law.
Now...where is this money coming from? Here are some of the donation sources:
- 484 from California
- 310 from Montana
- 232 from New York
- 226 from D.C. (mostly PACs)
- 94 from Washington
- 82 from Maryland
- 74 from Virginia
- 62 from Florida
- 36 from Texas
- 34 from Colorado
- 31 from Oregon
- 30 from Connecticut
- 2 from Hawaii
An additional 1,994 donors are listed as from Massachusetts, but this is primarily the Act Blue money.
Remember all that time Bullock spent in Iowa? Just 8 people there gave him money. Another 15 from New Hampshire.
What’d he spend in those states? Oh yeah - $5.1 million.
Bullock’s largest donors in Montana are two $5,000 donations he got from the Treasure State PAC.
Most of the people giving Bullock money are from outside Montana. Most probably know him from MSNBC.
It’s amazing how little support he has from the people that actually live here.
Of the 2,108 people that donated to Bullock...1,798 of them don’t even live here, or 85%.