Top candidates who received largest portion of funds from small-dollar gifts in 2012

Rank Name Party Office sought Portion of all receipts from small-dollar gifts Total amount raised from contributions of $200 or less
1 John Dennis Republican California House District 12 84% $444,688
2 Anna Little Republican New Jersey House District 6 72% $412,695
3 Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher Republican Ohio House District 9 64% $270,921
4 Karen Harrington Republican Florida House District 23 60% $1.2 million
5 Chris Fields Republican Minnesota House District 5 51% $184,587
6 Jerry Tetalman Democrat California House District 49 50% $67,830
7 Michael Baumgartner Republican Washington Senate 49% $512,478
8 Rob Zerban Democrat Wisconsin House District 1 47% $1.1 million
9 Alan Grayson** Democrat Florida House District 9 47% $2.5 million
10 Dan Bongino Republican Maryland Senate 47% $854,728

** Won on Election Day.

Source/Methodology: Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission data covering general election candidates who raised at least $100,000 during the 2011-2012 election cycle.