Top incumbents who raised the largest portion of campaign cash from modest donations in 2012

Rank Name Portion of receipts from small-dollar gifts Total amount raised from contributions of $200 or less
1 Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. 62% $9.5 million
2 Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. 59% $3.7 million
3 Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.* 48% $9.3 million
4 Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif. 38% $458,117
5 Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio 33% $6.9 million
6 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y. 32% $718,316
7 Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa 30% $1.1 million
8 Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. 30% $612,702
9 Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. 28% $370,568
10 Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz. 27% $244,279

* Lost re-election race.

Source/Methodology: Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission data from the 2011-2012 election cycle.