Center for Public Integrity senior reporter Dave Levinthal appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program on Oct. 24 to detail the influence and importance of small-dollar donors in the 2016 presidential election. He also spoke more generally about how much money campaigns, nonprofits and super PACs are raising and spending.
Small-dollar donors are classified as those who give less then $200.
Democratic presidential candidate and independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders raised $26 million during the third quarter of this – 77 percent of those donations came from small-dollar donors.