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ActBlue Hits $300 Million Mark; Shows Potential of Small Donors

BY Miranda Neubauer | Friday, September 28 2012

Throwing the money on the table. Photo: Flickr

Yesterday, ActBlue, the organization that encourages the raising of small donations online for Democratic candidates, reached a threshold of $300 million total raised since its start in 2004. These small donors can make a difference even in the face of the large third party expenditure groups on the other side, according to Michael Malbin, executive director of the Campaign Finance Institute, especially when they add up in competitive races. Read More

Campaign Finance 2.0: Is the Small Donor 'Revolution' Hype or Reality?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, May 8 2009

I'm spending the day at a conference on "Money in Politics 2009: New Horizons for Reform" at the National Press Club, convened by the Brennan Center for Justice. Mid-day, I'll be moderating a conversation about the role ... Read More