Category: News Tracking

The Good News and the Bad About Women Donors

Ashley Sorenson, Center for Responsive Politics – August 5, 2016

The 2016 presidential election has been filled with historic moments for politically involved women, including donors. For years, women have contributed less money than men to federal candidates, parties and other political committees at the over-$200 giving level, but the gender giving gap appears to have improved for at least one major candidate in 2016. 

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Trump Doing Surprisingly Well with Women Donors

Alec Goodwin, Center for Responsive Politics – July 28, 2016

Women accounted for 27.2 percent of Trump’s large donors as of June 30, just a little lower than 2012 nominee Mitt Romney’s 28.3 percent and 2008 nominee John McCain’s 28 percent. Historically, Republican presidential donors are mostly men. The gender disparity so far in the 2016 cycle is the largest in any presidential election since 1989, the furthest our data goes back, but not by much.

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Women’s Group EMILY’s List Publishes Anti-Donald Trump Website

Sam Frizell, TIME – July 19, 2016

The pro-Hillary Clinton group EMILY’s List is widening its campaign against Donald Trump on Tuesday with a new website that targets the Republican presumptive nominee for his comments about women. The website, called Women Can Stop Trump and to be published Tuesday, features videos from some of Trump’s more combustible moments and snippets from some of the businessman’s well-documented name-calling, including “bimbo” or “fat pig” and asks visitors to pledge to defeat him.

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Clinton Raises Historic Share — and Amount — of Campaign Cash From Women

Will Tucker, Open Secrets – June 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton has raised a higher percentage of her campaign funds from women than any major party presidential candidate in recent history. She’s also raised a higher total in contributions from women than any other candidate at this point in the cycle.

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Women’s Rising Influence in Politics, Tinted Green

Nicholas Confessore, New York Times – May 7, 2016

Women are bankrolling political campaigns this year more than ever, driven by their rising rank in the workplace, boosts in women’s wealth, and networks set up to gather their donations and bolster their influence.

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Trump’s ‘Woman’s Card’ Insult Inspires Hugely Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Rebecca Ruiz, Mashable – May 3, 2016

They launched The Woman Card[s] just before noon on Thursday and met their $5,000 goal within four hours. With 29 days left to go, the project has more than 800 backers who’ve pledged more than $35,000.

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Trump’s ‘Woman Card’ Remark Drives $2.4 Million In Fundraising — For Hillary Clinton

Christina Wilkie, Huffington Post – May 2, 2016

From April 28-30, more than 115,000 individual donors contributed to Clinton’s presidential campaign. Forty percent of them, or around 47,000, were first-time donors to Clinton’s White House bid.

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Outside Money More Potent Issue than Gender in 2016

Ken Thomas and Emily Swanson, Associated Press – February 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton could be the nation’s first female president. Bernie Sanders warns of the role of super PACs in politics. While the two themes have become a big part of their primary contest, Americans view the issues very differently.

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