With the general election beginning to heat up, as the nation decides between The Donald and Hillary as our next leader, we must first follow the money.
Finding out who makes more money is important because of the great advantage it gives you as a candidate. Having a lot of money gives you an edge when it comes to marketing and getting your message out to the masses.
According to the stats, Hillary has raised $283M more than Donald Trump’s $91.4M. This is undoubtedly a major lead in finances that can help attack her opponent in many ways across the country.
To best decipher what industries have provided the most money, we’ve put together a list of several of the top campaign donations for both candidates.
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Sources of funding
This is an industry with organizations that represent Americans who are retired. Trump has earned only $3.8M, compared to Hillary’s massive number of $30.5M. It’s her number one industry per total donation.
2. Legal Industry
Lawyers and law firms fill up this industry. This is Clinton’s second highest industry per total donation, as she racked up more than $21M. Trump brought in only $189K.
Many of the nation’s largest unions reside in education. This is another industry Clinton leads, bringing in $9.2M compared to Trump’s $89K.
4. Real Estate Industry
Major real estate companies or lobbying groups affiliated, fill up this industry. Hillary got the most money, bringing in around $6.6M, while Donald Trump managed to grab only $426K.
5. Business Industry
Small, medium or large, doesn’t matter. This is where those companies join forces to fight for similar causes. Trump managed to raise around $98K, while Hillary brought in $6.1M.
6. The Financial Industry
We call this the Wall Street industry, as it’s comprised of major financial corporations, hedge funds, etc. Hillary dominates with $5.8M to Trump’s $93K.
7. Publicly Financed Money
This money primarily comes from regular people, voters who contribute small donations under $200. Trump took in a little over $92K, while Clinton made just under $5M (at $4.8M).