Thursday, August 17, 2006

More on Campaign Contributions

After crunching a few more numbers, here's some things which may be of interest.

Here are the totals received by candidates solely in grassroots donations--as opposed to number of grassroots donors in the previous post.

Grassroots Donations ($250 or less)

Carolyn Bennett $1,800.00
Scott Brison $8,275.98
St├ęphane Dion $5,650.00
Ken Dryden $3,035.00
Martha Hall Findlay $5,445.00
Michael Ignatieff $34,150.00
Hedy Fry $250.00
Gerard Kennedy $5,398.00
Bob Rae $8,785.50
Joe Volpe $470.00
Total: $73,259.48


Now, here are the amounts that each of the candidates would have received had Harper's proposed legislation been in place since the beginning of the campaign. The methodology used for calculating these numbers is that all donations are capped at $1,000, so donations of $1,000 and less are kept as they are and donations of over $1,000 are reduced to $1,000.

$1,000 Cap Scenario--Amount of Donations

Carolyn Bennett $19,500.00
Scott Brison $51,974.63
St├ęphane Dion $13,850.00
Ken Dryden $24,117.00
Martha Hall Findlay $19,445.00
Hedy Fry $8,600.00
Gerard Kennedy $45,898.00
Bob Rae $128,895.50
Joe Volpe $46,570.00
Michael Ignatieff $184,596.25
Total: $543,446.38

Interestingly, Ignatieff leads in both scenarios. His lead among grassroots donors is commanding, while his lead in an Accountability Act scenario is less so. Rae also manages to break the $100,00 mark in the latter scenario, though the donations quickly drop down.

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