Industry contributions to PACs supporting Trump's 2016 U.S. presidential campaign

This statistic shows the amount of money contributed to PACs supporting Donald Trump's campaign in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, by industry. As of August 2016, 252,000 U.S. dollars was contributed to super PACs and hybrid PACs supporting Donald Trump by the real estate industry.

Amount of industry contributions to PACs supporting Donald Trump's 2016 U.S. presidential campaign as of August, 2016

Amount raised in U.S. dollars
Real Estate252,000
Misc Finance250,500
Non-Profit Institutions227,000
TV/Movies/Music150,000
Insurance26,500
General Contractors26,000
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing25,000
Securities & Investment15,700
Retired15,150
Retail Sales15,000
Misc Energy10,000
Lawyers/Law Firms5,508
Oil & Gas5,000
Misc Business3,200
Business Services1,100
Lodging/Tourism1,000
Other500
Accountants500
Construction Services300
Lobbyists100
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Source

Release date

August 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

As of August 22, 2016

Supplementary notes

Political action committees (PACs) are organizations that pool campaign contributions from members in order to support or oppose the election of a political candidate.
Super PACs may raise unlimited amounts of money and spend unlimited amounts of money to advocate for or against politicians. They must report their donors and they are not allowed to contribute directly to the campaigns of political candidates.
Hybrid PACs are able to accept money and contribute directly to candidate campaigns under the same guidelines as regular PACs as well as enjoying the benefits of super PACs as long as the funds between the two PAC structures are not mixed.

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