California Leads Nation in Presidential Campaign Contributions

The total cost of the 2016 presidential election could reach $5 billion

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NBC Bay Area

California leads the nation in the amount of money being contributed to the 2016 presidential election according to official filings released this week.

California outranks New York and Florida and leads the states with $12.7 million in contributions made between January 1 and June 30.

Total Contributions to Presidential Candidates by State

The total cost of the 2016 presidential election is expected to reach an unprecedented $5 billion, according to MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that tracks money’s influence on politics.

In the July 15 filings, candidates had to report to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) how much money their campaigns have raised.

The outside donor groups, like single-candidate super-PACs, will be filing with the FEC on July 30.

Get more details from MapLight’s report here. 

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