Dig Into Campaign Contributions in the Fifth Congressional District

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News stories on fundraising in Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional district have typically focused on a series of allegedly bogus $2,500 checks provided to Democrat Chris Donovan’s campaign coffers. But those questionable contributions are a relative drop in a very large bucket of cash that has been spread among the seven candidates still in the race.

Through April, more than $6.5 million had been given by individuals and political committees (or loaned by the candidates themselves). Democrat Elizabeth Esty had collected the most in individual contributions, with $1.2 million, and Donovan was the clear leader in PAC money, with nearly a quarter-million dollars donated — twice the amount collected by the other six candidates combined.

This chart gives a summary of donations and loans made as of the latest filing with the Federal Election Commission. Click any of the photographs below the chart for a searchable and sortable database of donations to that candidate, including all PAC contributions and all individual contributions from people who have given at least $200.

Click the photos below to see individual and PAC donations to that candidate



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10 thoughts on “Dig Into Campaign Contributions in the Fifth Congressional District

  1. Greg

    Donovan is highly suspect. Look at the disparity between his donations from PACs and individuals when compared to the other candidates.

    1. Ellen

      Donovan has a long histroy of supporting working families and the unions have responded with PAC contributions. He actually has the highest number of contributors from Connecticut, most of the contributions are small amounts.

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