Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign had its biggest Maine fundraising haul yet in July as Republican Donald Trump’s fundraising grew slightly, at about one-fifth of Clinton’s draw.
The latest fundraising figures reflect a slower acceleration in fundraising for the Trump campaign in Maine, but they also skew toward showing larger donors.
The reports only reflect amounts for donors who have given $200 or more, or those whom campaigns expect may give that amount and have decided to disclose.
Clinton’s campaign clearly had an earlier start in the state, which puts a lot more donors in that camp, but the disparity in fundraising clearly has some other factors.
As we’ve reported before, Maine Republican donors clearly preferred a number of other candidates. While the Republican field was much deeper, the same remains true on the Democratic side, where Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders still had more itemized contributions on file than Clinton through July.
The raw numbers are also affected by available pool of funds for either side of the aisle. A town-by-town view shows that in most towns itemized contributions to Democratic candidates have outnumbered those to Republican presidential candidates.