Category: News Tracking

Meet Hillary Clinton’s Inner Circle, The Queenmakers who won’t Rest Until She’s President

Nina Burleigh, Newsweek – August 16, 2016

For the past 40 years, Hillary Clinton has surrounded herself with deeply loyal women—political pros, many of them a little younger than her—and they often seem to have been selected for their diversity—black, brown, Latino, Muslim, Jewish—as much as their gender and brains. Among the closest longtime female politicos are ad guru Mandy Grunwald, lawyer Cheryl Mills, former Chief of Staff Maggie Williams and aide Huma Abedin.

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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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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 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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Donors Wanting Female President Backing Both Fiorina and Clinton

Kyle Plantz and Jonathan Swan, The Hill – December 8, 2015

Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina disagree on just about everything, but some donors are nonetheless supporting both presidential candidates. In interviews over the past several weeks, a number of Clinton-Fiorina supporters told The Hill they want a woman in the White House, and so to hedge their bets, they
are supporting a woman on the right and the front-runner on the left.

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Sanders Campaign Says it Has More Women Donors than Clinton

Vanessa Williams, The Washington Post – November 25, 2015

So what if 60 percent of Hillary Clinton campaign donors are women? Bernie Sanders’s campaign says that more women have given money to the Vermont senator’s insurgent campaign. As of the last reporting period at the end of September, some 301,154 women gave money to Sanders in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to his campaign. That would top the approximately 240,000 women who have given money to Clinton since she launched her campaign.

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