Campaign to Campaign Contributions
At the time of the change, contributions were relatively small ranging between $50 and $100. As you can see on the attached chart, many contributions or “ticket
purchases” now range between $500 and $1000. A single contribution during the 2016 election cycle reached $20,000.
In fact $70,000 moved from 27 campaign accounts to 77 candidate committees. These contributions were not small donor contributions. Every contribution exceeded the $250 reporting threshold. The current rules allow office holders to become major players in our election process.