2014 Georgia Senate Candidate Contributions by State
By Nicholas Fouriezos
Published June 23, 2014
The 2014 Senate hopefuls have been busy fundraising across the country the last two years. In order to see where they have received their campaign contributions, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution looked at each candidate's Federal Election Commission filings. Below are three maps, one for each candidate, which show how many contributions and how much money they got from each state.
Here are some of the more interesting observations from the data:
- The Democratic candidate received contributions from 49 states and the District of Columbia. Mississippi was the only state she missed. Outside of Georgia, she did particularly well in places she has campaigned in, including California, New York, Texas, Washington, Illinois and the Washington D.C./Virginia area.
- Nunn raised $2.7 million in Georgia – and $3 million outside of it. She raised more than $400,000 in New York, California and Washington D.C. Neither of the other candidates had a single state, besides Georgia, give their campaign more than $400,000.
- The former Dollar General CEO, still in the running for the Republican Senate nominee, found most of his success in California and Tennessee. The Golden State brought in $275,150 ($228,000 more than Kingston raised there). Tennessee (where Perdue used to live) added $103,000. Those were his two best totals outside of Georgia.
- Perdue has broadcast himself as a Washington D.C. “outsider,” and his fundraising reflects that. He only received six contributions for a whopping $15,600 from the nation’s capital. That’s compared to almost $116,000 for Kingston and $668,000 for Nunn.
- Perdue had the most non-contributing states, with 27 states not giving a single cent. Kingston's campaign listed no donors from 18 states.
Some notes about the data used: For each candidate, we researched their FEC filings from the last two years, since they announced their campaign. We specifically limited our data to “Itemized Individual Contributions” and “Other Committees Contributions” – using those datasets meant we did not include Candidate Contributions, which means Perdue’s $1.6 million in contributions to himself were not used. Some of the datasets had a few minor errors, and contributions from outside of the United States were not included.