Hillary Clinton Netted 60 Percent of All New York Campaign Cash

Clinton raised more in state than all other candidates combined

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton / AP


Hillary Clinton raised nearly $11 million from New York state residents, a figure that amounts to more than the total funds raised from people in the state by all other Democratic and Republican presidential candidates put together.

According to a review of FEC data conducted by Syracuse.com, Clinton netted 60 percent of all the campaign cash coming from New York through the end of September 2015. When combined, New York donations received by all 20 other candidates totaled $7.5 million, approximately $3.5 million less than those raised by Clinton alone.

The Republican candidate leading in donations from the state, Jeb Bush, received $2.9 million from New Yorkers, which represents less than one-third of Clinton’s total contributions from individuals living in the state. New York donations to Clinton’s chief competitor for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), totaled $820,000, which accounts for under 5 percent of the total campaign cash from the state.

In sum, New York residents donated approximately $18.5 million to presidential candidates through the third quarter of 2015.

Clinton has not been shy about soliciting contributions from New York, the state that she represented in the U.S. Senate from 2001 to 2009. Earlier this week, it was reported that Clinton’s daughter Chelsea will host a fundraiser at a SoulCycle studio in New York City to raise money for the former secretary of state’s campaign. Tickets to the event cost between $500 and $2,700.

Clinton has also received millions in campaign contributions from Wall Street, a fact that she has sought to downplay.

Last week, the Clinton campaign announced that it had raised $37 million across the country in the last quarter of 2015, bringing the Democratic presidential candidate’s total to $112 million for the year.

Morgan Chalfant   Email Morgan | Full Bio | RSS
Morgan Chalfant is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Morgan worked as a staff writer at Red Alert Politics. She also served as the year-long Collegiate Network fellow on the editorial page at USA TODAY from 2013-14. Morgan graduated from Boston College in 2013 with a B.A. in English and Mathematics. Her Twitter handle is @mchalfant16.

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