The Washington Post found a small but influential group at the core of the Clintons’ fundraising network, which brought in $1 billion to support them politically, including $600 million from 290,000 known donors.
The Clintons raised the bulk of the $1 billion for six major campaigns: Bill’s two presidential races, Hillary’s two elections to the Senate and her two runs for president.
The Post identified 1 percent of donors who gave to support at least three of their political races. Donors who gave $200 or less are not required to be reported to the Federal Election Commission.
But that small percentage of loyal supporters gave a disproportionate share of the money raised, accounting for 22 percent of $600 million contributed by known donors.
Another way to see the impact of loyal contributors is to look at those who have donated to support both Bill and Hillary. The Post has identified around 1 percent of donors who have backed both of them.
That loyal group has provided an outsize share of their funds: more than $129 million, about 21 percent of the $600 million in itemized contributions.