Money: $3.05 million since April

Bowser had already raised a large war chest for her primary run, before her current opponents had begun campaigning in earnest. Since April, she added to her money advantage, raising almost twice as much as Catania, her nearest competitor.

Muriel E. Bowser

Muriel E. Bowser (D)

$1.97 million$1.97 M
$524 average contribution

David A. Catania

David A. Catania (I)

$1.01 million$1.01 M
$351 average contribution

Carol Schwartz

Carol Schwartz (I)

$0.06 million$0.06 M
$218 average contribution

28% from individuals in D.C.

43% from individuals in D.C.

60% from individuals in D.C.

People: Individuals from D.C. who gave to a campaign

Since April, Catania received more contributions from individuals in the District than Bowser. Although not a valid pre-election survey, the count adds to the evidence that this mayor's race could be the most competitive since D.C. began electing mayors in 1974.

MURIEL E. BOWSER (D)

Many of Bowser's contributors came from around northern D.C.'s Ward 4, the area she represents on the D.C. Council. She also drew more contributions than Catania from predominantly African American southern and eastern areas of the District that she lost in the Democratic primary.

$281

average contribution

1,964 contributions

$550,887 total

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DAVID A. CATANIA (I)

Catania drew most of his contributions from a swath of central D.C. from Capitol Hill up to Tenleytown. But he attracted only half as many as Bowser in the southern and eastern parts of the District.

$189

average contribution

2,320 contributions

$438,745 total

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Catania has more contributions than Bowser in this Zip code

Catania has fewer contributions than Bowser in this Zip code

CAROL SCHWARTZ (I)

Contributions to Schwartz were much more concentrated among individuals and in the District. Schwartz was the last non-Democratic mayoral challenger to get more than 40 percent of the vote in a general election, back in 1994.

$210

average contribution

178 contributions

$37,436 total

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Note: In contribution counts, individuals may be counted more than once. Available data indicate that Bowser and Catania get multiple contributions at similar rates. Prior to April, Bowser received 1,867 contributions from individuals in D.C., and they accounted for 38 percent of pre-April contributions dollars. Under D.C. election law, donors may contribute up to the limit only once during an election cycle, including the primary.
Sources: Reports and data from the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance for the period April 1 through Oct. 10.
Published: Oct. 17, 2014. Photos by AP Photo/Cliff Owen, Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post and Mary F. Calvert for The Washington Post.