Go to HHH home page.
Smart Politics
 


Ron Paul Outraising Mitt Romney in 10 States

Bookmark and Share

The Texas Congressman has netted more large donor money than Romney in 10 states including Tuesday's caucus state of Minnesota

ronpaul10.jpgAlthough Mitt Romney raised more money than Ron Paul by more than a 2:1 margin through the end of Q4 2011, the Republican outsider's 50-state fundraising strategy has seen him pull ahead of the party's frontrunner in the money game in several states across the country.

Including one of Tuesday's caucus states.

A Smart Politics review of FEC fundraising totals through the end of 2011 finds that Ron Paul leads all Republicans in large donor itemized fundraising in nine states, representing regions across the country: Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, and North Dakota.

Paul also leads Mitt Romney in the upcoming caucus state of Minnesota - outraising the former Massachusetts governor by 27.1 percent among large donors in the Gopher State: $172,623 to $135,847.

Paul, of course, is second overall in total fundraising among all Republican candidates who have entered (and exited) the race for president this cycle, coming in at just north of $25 million.

However, Paul's #1 position on the leader board in nearly one-fifth of the states is particularly impressive because the majority of his individual campaign contributions come from small donors, and thus are not itemized and tallied in the above data.

For example, 89.8 percent of Romney's $55.7 million in individual contributions came from large donors ($50.0 million) compared to just 46.3 percent of Paul's $25.3 million ($11.7 million).

Paul's percentage of individual receipts from large donor contributions is also lower than that of Rick Perry (94.8 percent), Jon Huntsman (88.6 percent), Tim Pawlenty (85.0 percent), Rick Santorum (66.6 percent), and Newt Gingrich (50.1 percent).

Only Michele Bachmann (32.2 percent) and Herman Cain (44.0 percent) relied more heavily on small donors than Paul.

Paul comes in ahead of Romney throughout different regions in the country.

· In the West: Up 54.7 percent in Alaska ($72,915 for Paul vs. $47,142 for Romney), 4.7 percent in Hawaii ($67,013 vs. $64,030), 29.0 percent in Montana ($75,868 vs. $58,797), and 34.7 percent in New Mexico ($78,057 vs. $57,933)

· In the Midwest: Up 38.5 percent in Iowa ($166,923 vs. $120,531), 13.1 percent in Kansas ($100,216 vs. $88,609), 27.1 percent in Minnesota ($172,623 vs. $135,847), and 475.1 percent in North Dakota $40,616 vs. $7,063)

· In the South: Up 50.6 percent in Arkansas ($64,403 vs. $42,761)

· Out East: Up 0.8 percent in Delaware ($34,417 vs. $34,155).

Paul leads the entire GOP field in all of these states except Minnesota, where native politicians (and ex-candidates) Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann still rank 1-2 respectively.

Overall, Romney leads in fundraising in 36 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, plus the District of Columbia.

Romney ranks second in eight others: Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.

Congressman Paul has raised the most money in the nine states previously mentioned and ranks second in 25 others: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Ex-candidate Rick Perry leads in four states (Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia) and is second in six more (California, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee).

Tim Pawlenty, who dropped out in August, is still by far the leader in itemized individual receipts in his home state of Minnesota - by nearly $800,000 over Michele Bachmann.

Herman Cain comes in second in four states (Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Nebraska), with Michele Bachmann second in two (Minnesota, North Dakota), Jon Huntsman second in two (Utah, Washington, D.C.), and Newt Gingrich (South Dakota), Rick Santorum (Pennsylvania), and Republican-turned-libertarian candidate Gary Johnson (New Mexico) raising the second most large donor money in one state each.

Itemized Individual Contributions Received Through Q4 2011 in GOP Field

State
Romney
Paul
Perry
Cain
Gingrich
Santorum
Bach.
AK
$47,142
$72,915
$3,550
$30,504
$16,250
$1,600
$7,891
AL
$256,888
$137,263
$28,828
$93,937
$80,005
$4,246
$24,932
AR
$42,761
$64,403
$29,490
$54,711
$35,825
$825
$18,350
AZ
$1,080,557
$283,755
$76,349
$241,892
$104,360
$18,200
$63,427
CA
$6,611,590
$1,540,195
$1,592,250
$562,921
$660,732
$61,950
$343,131
CO
$750,915
$255,574
$229,175
$126,110
$97,317
$23,230
$59,145
CT
$2,106,637
$168,280
$60,750
$67,519
$108,135
$12,400
$31,690
DC
$515,314
$26,169
$73,625
$9,970
$25,695
$4,000
$2,985
DE
$34,155
$34,417
$4,450
$14,115
$3,750
$1,350
$3,685
FL
$4,555,848
$767,360
$787,532
$686,523
$739,666
$124,899
$185,890
GA
$1,149,291
$278,951
$185,336
$863,369
$702,231
$42,300
$41,921
HI
$64,030
$67,013
$2,250
$40,139
$11,870
$2,000
$5,522
IA
$120,531
$166,923
$15,150
$56,410
$68,949
$54,556
$45,445
ID
$404,594
$81,244
$2,250
$29,131
$21,045
$2,130
$13,318
IL
$1,893,910
$328,662
$395,825
$177,478
$167,548
$43,187
$89,431
IN
$273,549
$180,107
$57,850
$97,950
$73,020
$2,000
$33,631
KS
$88,609
$100,216
$40,850
$92,905
$57,540
$3,290
$28,984
KY
$339,530
$105,415
$61,050
$57,847
$44,755
$4,140
$13,186
LA
$357,819
$163,529
$603,591
$82,851
$166,155
$18,200
$47,483
MA
$3,312,945
$208,742
$49,174
$50,847
$82,820
$7,240
$17,202
MD
$900,874
$212,516
$138,195
$72,641
$85,959
$17,660
$63,463
ME
$76,951
$61,496
$0
$14,414
$11,790
$260
$7,272
MI
$1,610,069
$256,618
$27,175
$98,024
$95,300
$11,385
$50,333
MN
$135,847
$172,623
$10,150
$68,743
$70,950
$15,372
$253,004
MO
$1,046,063
$166,579
$68,200
$105,259
$88,780
$6,799
$51,446
MS
$194,090
$94,446
$92,214
$23,840
$34,489
$1,500
$18,286
MT
$58,797
$75,868
$451
$36,400
$22,335
$550
$8,371
NC
$352,606
$284,659
$75,875
$165,587
$148,660
$15,453
$79,697
ND
$7,063
$40,616
$3,250
$12,789
$11,575
$765
$17,595
NE
$108,144
$47,426
$9,200
$92,548
$34,533
$1,300
$13,724
NH
$290,584
$158,183
$38,058
$42,541
$32,345
$10,525
$11,322
NJ
$2,324,538
$306,821
$115,135
$112,611
$118,745
$39,594
$47,388
NM
$57,933
$78,057
$54,050
$53,826
$46,130
$962
$11,571
NV
$385,730
$243,142
$143,200
$124,974
$150,415
$9,880
$38,936
NY
$6,825,703
$569,953
$460,800
$178,939
$254,144
$35,016
$102,814
OH
$562,614
$292,842
$310,580
$213,269
$141,781
$15,623
$72,739
OK
$206,099
$116,694
$462,650
$137,608
$77,850
$4,590
$27,032
OR
$339,120
$176,521
$24,000
$64,857
$40,030
$7,475
$26,463
PA
$906,378
$395,027
$317,952
$151,689
$125,835
$475,469
$75,557
RI
$128,802
$37,763
$6,750
$8,700
$3,400
$6,250
$2,700
SC
$162,746
$113,926
$126,650
$97,884
$103,415
$96,594
$29,782
SD
$112,555
$19,127
$5,255
$17,870
$46,410
$1,150
$9,394
TN
$898,081
$204,326
$375,351
$214,198
$105,910
$9,570
$67,556
TX
$3,007,243
$1,504,128
$10,855,562
$945,768
$666,424
$82,190
$239,952
UT
$2,336,024
$103,862
$22,400
$16,540
$13,015
$2,900
$7,213
VT
$33,475
$30,648
$3,400
$13,660
$7,890
$0
$9,495
VA
$1,989,831
$356,990
$231,871
$192,594
$271,595
$92,167
$73,364
WA
$593,678
$367,579
$37,473
$113,477
$130,960
$8,375
$55,982
WI
$134,335
$130,016
$10,700
$123,268
$57,010
$2,685
$31,464
WV
$68,969
$47,458
$170,025
$14,014
$15,340
$2,000
$9,489
WY
$159,310
$69,616
$13,400
$40,535
$25,660
$7,750
$12,967
Table compiled with FEC data by Smart Politics.

Follow Smart Politics on Twitter.

Previous post: How Frequently Do Oregon Congressional Districts Flip?
Next post: The Walker Effect? Wisconsin Ranks Dead Last in Donations to 2012 GOP Field

Leave a comment


Remains of the Data

Gender Equality in the US House: A State-by State Quarter-Century Report Card (1989-2014)

A study of 5,325 congressional elections finds the number of female U.S. Representatives has more than tripled over the last 25 years, but the rate at which women are elected to the chamber still varies greatly between the states.

Political Crumbs

Final Four Has Presidential Approval

By edging Michigan in the final seconds Sunday, the University of Kentucky guaranteed that one school in the Final Four this year would be located in a state that was not carried by President Barack Obama in 2012. (Connecticut, Florida, and Wisconsin had previously earned Final Four slots over the weekend). Across the 76 Final Fours since 1939, an average of 3.1 schools have been located in states won by the president's ticket during the previous election cycle. All four schools have come from states won by the president 29 times, with the most recent being the 2009 Final Four featuring Connecticut, Michigan State, North Carolina, and Villanova. On 30 occasions three Final Four schools have been located in states won by the president, with two schools 11 times and only one school six times (the most recent being 2012 with Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, and Ohio State). There has never been a Men's NCAA Division I Final Four in which no schools were located in states carried by the president's ticket.


Three for the Road

A new Rasmussen Poll shows Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a dead heat with likely 2014 Democratic nominee Mary Burke. Walker is seeking to win his third consecutive election after prevailing in 2012's recall contest. Eight of his predecessors accomplished this feat: Republicans Lucius Fairchild (in 1869), Jeremiah Rusk (1886), Robert La Follette (1904), Emanuel Philipp (1918), John Blaine (1924), Walter Kohler (1954), Warren Knowles (1968), and Tommy Thompson (1994). Three others Badger State governors lost on their third campaign: Democrat George Peck (1894), Progressive Philip La Follette (1938), and Republican Julius Heil (1942). One died in office before having the opportunity to win a third contest (GOPer Walter Goodland in 1947) while another resigned beforehand (Democrat Patrick Lucey in 1977 to become Ambassador to Mexico). Overall Wisconsin gubernatorial incumbents have won 35 of 47 general election contests, or 74.5 percent of the time.


more POLITICAL CRUMBS

Humphrey School Sites
CSPG
Humphrey New Media Hub

Issues />

<div id=
Abortion
Afghanistan
Budget and taxes
Campaign finances
Crime and punishment
Economy and jobs
Education
Energy
Environment
Foreign affairs
Gender
Health
Housing
Ideology
Immigration
Iraq
Media
Military
Partisanship
Race and ethnicity
Reapportionment
Redistricting
Religion
Sexuality
Sports
Terrorism
Third parties
Transportation
Voting