Donors in the Sacramento region have given $2.4 million in itemized donations to presidential candidates this election cycle, with about two-thirds of the donations going to Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, according to the latest federal election data.
Clinton has been the biggest beneficiary of donations made directly to her campaign committee, raising $941,000. Sanders is second with $616,000.
The numbers do not tell the whole story, and likely underestimate giving to Sanders. That's because the Federal Election Commission only reports the ZIP code of donors who have cumulatively given more than $200 to a campaign. A large portion of Sanders' support nationwide has come from "unitemized" small donors.
In addition, donors today have legal avenues to get around traditional campaign contribution limits. For example, they can give large amounts of money, sometimes without being identified, to a "Super PAC" supporting a presidential campaign.
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Clinton earned her Sacramento-area support from 4,900 itemized contributions through March. Sanders received 12,130 itemized contributions from Sacramento donors.
Among Republican GOP candidates, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson received the most itemized donations from Sacramentans, raising about $190,000 each. Neither remains in the race. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has mostly self-funded his primary campaign and has received about $30,000 in itemized donations from Sacramento.
This chart shows how much each current or former presidential candidate has received in itemized donations from Sacramento through March.
Notes: Includes all donations from 956, 957 and 958 ZIP code areas. Itemized donations only. Donations are itemized when someone cumulatively gives a candidate more than $200.