Lawrence Lessig financial facts

  • The performance of MayDay PAC has been underwhelming. It spent about $10.7 million during 2014, and only two of eight candidates it backed won their races. There are also more super PACs than ever.
  • Top 2014 donors to Lessig’s MayDay PAC included LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman ($1 million), Napster founder Sean Parker ($500,000) and billionaire businesswoman Pat Stryker ($300,000).
  • A dry well? During the first six months of 2015, Lessig’s MayDay PAC spent ($315,997) more than twice what it raised ($150,746). It ended June with about $371,000 on hand.