More Women Donated To Trump Campaign In First Quarter Than Any 2020 Democrat

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More women donated to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign than any of the Democratic 2020 presidential candidates, according to FEC data.

10,375 women have donated to Trump in the first quarter of 2019, more than double the nearest Democratic challenger. California Sen. Kamala Harris had the second highest number of female donors with 3,850.

Trump’s average donation per woman donor is also much lower than his top female opponents. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s average donation was $1,321, and Sen. Harris’s average was $935 per woman respectively, while Trump’s donors average out to $141.

The data, compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, uses publicly available contribution information from the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). Individual donors are only itemized with the FEC once they reach at least $200 in donations to a particular candidate.

Number of female donors by candidate (Q1 2019):

Donald Trump: 10,375

Kamala Harris: 3,850

Bernie Sanders: 3,271

Beto O’Rourke: 2,289

Cory Booker: 2,020

Pete Buttigieg: 1,335

Elizabeth Warren: 1,330

Amy Klobuchar: 1,321

Andrew Yang: 964

Kirsten Gillibrand: 960

Julian Castro: 563

Jay Inslee: 473

John Delaney: 451

John Hickenlooper: 362

Tulsi Gabbard: 164


Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pose for photographs during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump stacks up especially well against his Democratic competitors when looking at the gender breakdown of his donors.

A demographic breakdown of donors for each candidate ranks Trump third in gender parity, with 45.45% of his contributions coming from women. Trump sits behind New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, 52.48% of whose contributions come from women, and California Sen. Kamala Harris, 49.27% of whose contributions come from women.

Percentage of female donors by candidate (Q1 2019): 

Kirsten Gillibrand: 52.48%

Kamala Harris: 49.27%

Donald Trump: 45.45%

Amy Klobuchar: 45.20%

Beto O’Rourke: 44.86%

Julian Castro: 42.25%

Elizabeth Warren: 41.48%

John Delaney: 39.45%

Jay Inslee: 39.04%

Cory Booker: 38.30%

John Hickenlooper: 35.05%

Pete Buttigieg: 33.53%

Bernie Sanders: 33.29%

Tulsi Gabbard: 29.34%

Andrew Yang: 23.10%

Trump supporters held several rallies around the nation to bring attention to helping protect women and children from Sharia Law and its impact on Muslim women and children including honor killings and Female Genital Mutilation. (SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti Shariah Law supporters march along the Strand during the March For Human rights … (SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

When including all of Trump’s fundraising beyond just the first quarter of 2020, 20,363 women have donated $7,592,966 to the president’s reelection campaign. That means overall, Trump has received more total contributions from women than all of the Democratic candidates combined, although Trump has had more time to fundraise than the Democratic candidates. (RELATED: Kasie Hunt Says Trump Has No Shot At Re-Election Because Of Ratings With Women)

The president’s gender breakdown of donors has improved over time. Across all 2020 fundraising, 36.3% of Trump’s donations came from women. However, when looking at just the first quarter of 2019, that number jumped over nine percentage points to 45.45%.

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