The Clinton campaign is on track to garner $45 million in the first quarter of this year. This is the largest haul in history. She finally beat Obama who raised 41 million in a quarter in the 2012 election who previously owned the title. These are small donations because superpacs and campaign friendly large donors are excluded. Of course, Jaime Garcia Dias points out that republicans that lauded the Citizen’s United Supreme Court ruling are now crying foul about her large haul which has never been replicated by a republican candidate. Republicans that pushed the case through were operating under the myth that republicans would be more able to raise enough money in elections. They have yet to be competitive in a presidential contest since the ruling.
For Contrast, Tea party darling Ben Carson raised $8 million in the first quarter. The reported Clinton donations that totaled the $45 million were all from donations of $100 or less. These are considered personal donations. It also cements her prowess as a front-runner for both republican and democratic contenders. Recent polling shows her lead has only increased. At this same time, some of the most major republican contenders are losing ground and may be excluded from their debate schedule. This shows that republicans have committed to Jeb but are not quite aware that his appeal is more palatable than the rest of the republican field. However, donations show Clinton as dominant.