The Democratic National Convention host committee blew past its fundraising goal and raked in about $75 million in contributions to bankroll Hillary Clinton's presidential nomination party in Philadelphia, according to a new federal filing.
That’s roughly $10 million more than Republicans raised for their national convention in Cleveland.
Big donors to the Democrats included many corporations and individuals with Philadelphia ties. Some of the biggest include:
- Comcast Corp., which is based in Philadelphia and gave $5.6 million in cash and in-kind contributions
- Independence Blue Cross, $1.5 million
- Venture capitalist and Hyatt hotel heir J.B. Pritzker, $1.25 million
- Media entrepreneur H.F. Lenfest, $1 million
Labor unions also contributed millions of dollars, with seven-figure sums coming from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.