This map shows the locations of all DC contributors. You can display them as individual points color-coded by candidate, as clusters, or as a heat map. The colors in the clusters have nothing to do with candidates; they just represent the size of the cluster. Similarly, the colors in the heat map just represent the concentration of contributors in an area.
A few contributors are excluded because they had bad addresses (PO boxes, typos, missing or wrong quadrant, and other problems). I fixed a fair number of them manually, since I got a little obsessive, but almost 3% remain unmappable.
This table is the only part of the analysis that includes amounts of money raised. Hover or tap the row name for a description of what the numbers mean.
A small number of contributors may be double-counted because they gave twice under different variations of their name or address, though I did try to standardize addresses to avoid that.
"Individual" means a human being, as opposed to a corporation, LLC, PAC, union, or other group.
These calculations of Fair Elections money assume that anyone who has met the requirements for the funds will be approved for them and make it onto the ballot. In reality, some candidates may not get all that money. For candidates who are not using the Fair Elections program and those who have not yet met the requirements for number of contributors and amount raised, the Fair Elections money is 0.
For Fair Elections candidates, candidate and family contributions for this analysis are only those that are not matched and have a higher limit. Some candidates and family members gave the normal limit or less, and those contributions are matched like any other.
In each row, the lowest number is highlighted in yellow and the highest in blue. Which one of those is good or bad depends on the row.
I thought it would be interesting to see what contributors have given to these candidates and have also given to other campaigns in the past (or even this year). I matched up contributors across campaign committees back to 2012. These tables list the top 5 campaigns that these candidates share contributors with, with the number of shared contributors and the percentage that is of the current candidate's contributors. I included only campaigns that share at least 5 contributors (so candidates without enough contributor data to be meaningful will not have a table shown). These numbers are not perfect because of variations in names and addresses (though I did a lot of fixing up to make them match better), and because people change their addresses and their names.
These charts show how the number of contributors increased over time for each candidate, with all contributors, then DC residents, and finally ward residents.
These pie charts show how the contributors were distributed over states (upper left) and DC wards (lower right). The light gray "Other" slices combine all places that were below 2% each, and "Unknown" in the Ward represents bad addresses whose ward could not be determined. You can hover your cursor over a slice or tap it to see what place it represents.