Axios.com has done an in-depth analysis of congressional donations across the U.S., reporting that as our politics have become more nationalized, our campaign contributions have, too. According to their report:
- Of the total amount of money given to House candidates — $508,578,037 — 73% came from outside the district.
- And of the total number of contributions — 866,097 — 69% came from outside the district.
- Most contributions are still coming from within the state — just not from within the district.
So even in an era when Trump-inspired politics has people donating to races far and wide, most contributions still come from in-state. Unless you’re NH-01 Democratic candidate Maura Sullivan, who’s received a higher percentage of out-of-state money than any other major candidate thus far this cycle.
Here’s the Axios.com map of the donations to the NH-01 front-runner, NH Executive Councilor Chris Pappas:
Now compare that to the Axios.com map of newly-minted Granite Stater Maura Sullivan:
Is New Hampshire ready to elect a member of Congress who’s lived in the state less than two years and who gets only a handful of her campaign donations from within the Granite State?