Wednesday was the deadline for the 2016 Presidential Candidates to file their fundraising reports. Here is what the money race looks like so far:
- Jeb Bush ran away with the money last quarter: 11.4 Million dollars in the official campaign committee, and another 103 million in affiliated super-pacs, most notably Right to Rise PAC, for a total of 114.4 Million.
- On the democratic side, Hillary Clinton raised a record setting 46.7 million for her official campaign committee, and 15.6 million for Priorities USA, for a grand total of 62.3 million
- Ted Cruz raised an impressive total of 52.2 Million, with 20% of that in the official committee.
- Marco Rubio pulled in 9.9 million for his campaign, with 31.8 million in super pacs.
- Rick Perry raised a meager 1.1 million for his official campaign, but raked in 16.8 million in Super Pac money, for a grand total of 17.9 million
- Bernie Sanders has proved to be a fundraising power house in his own right, raising 15.2 million for the campaign, and refusing to take any super pac money.
- Bobby Jindal’s super pac carried his campaign; his committee raised just over 500,000 dollars but the super pac brought him to a total of 9.3 million
- Ben Carson has raised 8.5 million, and his super pac has not yet reported.
- Mike Huckabee’s campaign raised 2 million with another 6 million for a grand total of 8 million
- Rand Paul has raised 7 million, and has not yet reported any super pac money.
- Carly Fiorina has raised 1.7 million with 3.4 million in her super pac, for a total of 5.1 million
- Lindsey Graham brought in 3.7 million with no super pacs,
- Martin O’Malley brought in 2 million, no super pacs,
- Trump lent himself 1.8 million and raised another 100,000
- Rick Santorum raised 607,617. A super pac, expected to be funded in large part by hedge fund manager Foster Friess, was formed after the filing deadline
- Lincoln Chafee raised 392,000 this deadline.
- George Pataki raised a pitiful 236,000 with only 150 donors.