Charlotte donors are backing Hillary Clinton

Charlotte donors are backing Hillary Clinton
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Charlotteans have donated nearly $1 million to presidential candidates this election cycle.

More than 2,700 individual contributions were recorded in 2015 and this year. (All data comes from the Federal Elections Commission.

The top recipient: Hillary Clinton

She racked up $404,732 across 780 donations (some people donated multiple times). The other Democratic candidate for president, Bernie Sanders, had just $32,153 from Charlotte donors, but racked up a lot more smaller donations. He had a total of 527 donations.

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But Republicans collectively received more money.

Fifteen candidates received a total of $487,754. Here’s how it broke down:

  • Ben Carson (now out of the race): $205,814
  • Marco Rubio: $76,229
  • Jeb Bush: $50,350
  • Lindsay Graham (out): $29,425
  • Ted Cruz: $29,223
  • Mike Huckabee (out): $22,100
  • Rand Paul (out): $19,126
  • Carly Fiorina (out): $17,477
  • Scott Walker (out): $13,050
  • John Kasich: $11,410

Donald Trump, who constantly talks about self-funding his campaign, recorded just $1,500 in donations from Charlotte.

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The top donating ZIP code: 28211

The home of Myers Park chipped in $179,565. The Eastover area (28207) was close behind at $177,210.

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