Money Raised by 2020 Candidates
Receipts for democratic and republican candidates.
I used the FEC's campaign finance data for the 2020 presidential election.
Since multiple parties were represented, the first thing I did was look at the amount of candidates in each party (see "Amount of Candidates in each party"):
ggplot(df, aes(party)) + geom_histogram(stat="count")
Based on that, I decided to focus on just the democratic party and the republican party.
The graphic shows the amount of receipts per candidate. Some differences we see between the parties:
- There are a lot more democratic candidates than republican candidates.
- Donald Trump has the highest receipts by far, on the order of $120,000,000.
- Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren lead the democratic party in receipts, but the distribution has a longer tail than for the republican party.
Code used to create "Money Raised by 2020 Candidates"
- code.r - Main code used to generate the graphic.