Visualizing the 2012 presidential campaign finance
Total Contributions by State to Political Action Committees (PACs) 2011-2012
Average Contribution by State to PACs (2011-2012)
Percent of Contributions for Top 10 Committees
The Ten Wealthiest PACs
Super PACs Contributions Master Table
Characterizing Contributions to Super PACs in 2011 and 2012
The bubbles above explain almost all the notable information that jobs and states of residence have on donation amount. If one only used the shown job categories and states to characterize donations, and set everyone else’s donation to the overall average (top left bubble), one would explain about 70% of all the variation in donation amounts. Furthermore, there is no job / state combination remaining that would improve this number by more than .1%.
Source: Federal Election Commission (FEC) http://www.fec.gov/
Last transaction date for our data is Feb 27, 2012.