A tip of the hat to Darren Fishell and company at MaineBiz, who produced this killer map outlining where 2014 gubernatorial hopefuls raised their cash in 2013.
My colleague Chris Cousins outlined the 2013 contribution totals here on State & Capitol last week, but the MaineBiz map breaks it down by state, county and municipality in a really clean, seamless way. It’s worth a look.
A quick look at the map reveals the following.
- Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, his party’s presumptive nominee in 2014, raised almost $743,000 in Maine. Contributors in Portland and Cape Elizabeth topped his list, with total donations of about $105,000 and $41,500 respectively. Outside the Pine Tree State, Michaud raised about $290,000. A fair chunk of that total originated in Washington, D.C., where donors gave more than $64,000.
- Incumbent Republican Paul LePage raised about $400,000 from Maine donors last year, with donors in Waterville and Bangor topping his fundraising list. Out-of-state, LePage raised just under $99,000, including $19,700 in Florida and $14,500 in Pennsylvania, the two top states for his campaign effort.
- Independent businessman Eliot Cutler, making his second bid for the Blaine House, raised about $584,000 in Maine in 2013. Nearly half that — more than $277,00 — came from Portland. That figure includes a more than $250,000 loan the candidate wrote to himself in December. Of the three candidates, Cutler managed to raise the most money out-of-state, raking in about $310,500, of which $83,600 came from New York and $53,000 from D.C.