The candidates have filed their FEC financials for June. Let's start with the money raised numbers. First: This table reports "All Money Received" - this is everything the candidates brought home, including loans, gifts from dad, mom and spouses, itemized contributions reported after 6/3, PACs and even funds spent by Super PACs that the FEC does not record as contributions.
WIth "real fundraising", we'll take out loans from the candidates, family gifts, refunds, etc.
The difference between "All money raised" and "Real fundraising" in June was Buchwald's $56,742 loan to his campaign, and Schleifer's....[drumroll] $1,230,000 late loan. In light of Schleifer's dismal 5th place showing in fundraising, his decision to throw so much late money into the campaign looks very dubious.
Mondaire Jone's SuperPAC gifts are entirely included in his June numbers, but Evelyn Farkas actually received $97,108 of her $274,741 SuperPAC money before June 4. The SuperPAC money is broken out below. Again, none of this SuperPAC outside money is included in the candidates' FEC filings. A number of PACs, however, also made direct contributions to each of the campaigns which are included in the FEC filings (again led by Mondaire Jones receiving $86,300 in direct PAC donations to his campaign).
A sign that Mondaire-mania was igniting in June came with the unitemized "small" donations (from donors who cumulatively donate less than $200 per campaign cycle). Previously I had been skeptical about the claim from some Jones's supporters that this campaign was "grassroots" based. While his small donations numbers had been solid and led all candidates, he actually was second to Evelyn Farkas in small donations from the time she entered the campaign in late 2019 through the beginning of June. In June, however, that changed dramatically:
Small donations were still not particularly significant - they comprised just 18% of "Real fundraising" - but the overwhelming success of Mondaire Jones in gaining small donations (86%! of the total) in June is a good indication about how the campaign was transformed in the closing three weeks. Just as Jones was attracting the interest of lots of small money donors in June, he was similarly drawing the support of voters as his standing leapt from 12% in the June 3 Jones-allied Data for Progress poll to 42% in the only poll that matters - the June 23 primary.
Next: Spending and the ever fascinating $/vote numbers!