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