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.
Fredreka Schouten, USA Today – August 3, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s historic bid for the presidency is driving women to historic levels of political giving, as they race to support the nation’s first female major-party nominee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Li Zhou, The Atlantic – January 30, 2016
Female donors, especially first-time female donors like those Clinton is courting, have the potential to re-create campaigns, alter the face of government, and fund future elections.