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Sun Nov 15, 2015, 11:48 PM

Men Dominate in Political Giving; Hillary Clintonís Donors Are an Exception

More women vote than men, and it has been true for decades. But women lag way behind men in another measure of political participation. Only about 30 percent of big donors to campaigns are women, which, in an election thatís forecast to feed on billions of dollars of donations, is a gender gap in political influence.
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The estimated gap in overall fund-raising is even larger, because the average contribution from a man is much larger than the average for a woman. For every dollar flowing from big donors into the campaigns of sitting members of Congress, about 76 cents has come from a man and 24 cents from a woman.

These findings are based on an Upshot analysis of data from Crowdpac, a Silicon Valley start-up that tracks donations and rates candidates on an ideological scale. The donorsí gender was determined by their first names. (Less than two percent of donors canít be reliably mapped to gender.) The data includes only contributions of more than $200, because the names of smaller contributors arenít disclosed under campaign finance law.


Presidential Candidates

Hillary Clinton 52.6%
Bernie Sanders 37.6%
Carly Fiorina 33.3%


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/15/upshot/the-gender-gap-in-political-giving.html?_r=0

There are some statistics and such here and a bunch of philosophical analysis. What I got from this is that even the pundits aren't 100% in agreement as to Why. I think the answer is quite clear; Hillary Clinton is running a fantastic campaign.

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Reply Men Dominate in Political Giving; Hillary Clintonís Donors Are an Exception (Original post)
postatomic Nov 2015 OP
Thinkingabout Nov 2015 #1
Beacool Nov 2015 #3
jfern Nov 2015 #2
CharlotteVale Nov 2015 #4
postatomic Nov 2015 #5
reformist2 Nov 2015 #6
jfern Nov 2015 #7
davidpdx Nov 2015 #19
artislife Nov 2015 #15
cui bono Nov 2015 #17
Thinkingabout Nov 2015 #8
jfern Nov 2015 #9
Thinkingabout Nov 2015 #11
Dem2 Nov 2015 #10
dreamnightwind Nov 2015 #12
Bonobo Nov 2015 #13
Cha Nov 2015 #14
davidpdx Nov 2015 #21
cui bono Nov 2015 #16
djean111 Nov 2015 #18
davidpdx Nov 2015 #20
davidpdx Nov 2015 #22

Response to postatomic (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2015, 11:57 PM

1. She says 60% of her donors are women. I am one in that number.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:16 AM

3. Me too.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:09 AM

2. Bernie has more female donors than Hillary

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Response to jfern (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:19 AM

4. I'm one of them.

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Response to jfern (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:19 AM

5. That's actually impossible to determine

Since most of Bernie donors are shadow donors.

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Response to postatomic (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:20 AM

6. Bernie has like 5 times as many donors as Hillary, so he most likely has more women and men donors.

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Response to postatomic (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:24 AM

7. Small donors are now "shadow donors"?

Anyways using the percentages above, Hillary has 52.6% * not quite 400k donors = less than 211k female donors. Bernie has 37.6% * 650,000 = 244k female donors.

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Response to jfern (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 08:28 AM

19. Yep, because the Clinton supporters want to make it sound like those small donors are evil

Didn't you know Clinton leads with ALL donors? The big ones, the small ones, the green ones, the Wall Street ones....

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Response to postatomic (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 03:04 AM

15. I am one of them

 

Maybe I am coming out of the shadows!

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Response to postatomic (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 03:17 AM

17. Ooh... yes, let's make average citizens who can't donate a lot sound ominous.



SMH at the tactics used to "promote" Hillary.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:24 AM

8. This study only included donations of $200 and over.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:29 AM

9. 2/3rds of Hillary's money was from the around 5% of donors who gave $2700

Odds are most of her money was from men.

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Response to jfern (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:37 AM

11. It is what it is.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:30 AM

10. Interesting

I did not know this - thanks for the post.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 02:44 AM

12. I'm curious what % of her money comes from women

I think most of her money, by far, comes from male-dominated corporate sources. Whose interests matter when the chips are down? I'm betting on the interests of her mega-donors.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 02:54 AM

13. So it is a reasonable inference that they are doing so because she is a woman. That's fine. nt

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 03:00 AM

14. Hillary is running a brilliant campaign.. for one thing she has more knowledge and has so much

more experience and it shows.

mahalo postatomic~

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 08:32 AM

21. This must be the meme of the week

I just got an unsolicited mail from your buddy who likes to harass people on DU via private messages:

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 03:15 AM

16. Sanders has twice as many female donors as Hillary...

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 08:03 AM

18. She will never get a penny from this woman.

 

Even if I was the ONLY woman not giving her money. What a piss-poor reason, IMO, to support a candidate. Gender. It is not as if she is equal with the other candidates on the issues I care about.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 08:29 AM

20. +1

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 08:34 AM

22. Oh by the way when it comes to donors, Sanders has more donors at this point than Barack Obama

did in 2008. So he can continue to tap donors while Clinton maxes them out.

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