Election 2012: The myth of the small donor - POLITICO.com

by - August 07, 2012

Sorry, Susan. It would take 100,000 Susan Daoles — nearly all of the registered Democrats in Lexington — giving $100 apiece just to match the $10 million that billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife dropped into the super PAC boosting Romney on a single day in June.

(See also: Republican mega-donors | Democratic mega-donors)

Make no mistake, there is no shortage of Susan Daoles this year: Roughly 2.5 million people have kicked in $200 or less to the various committees helping their candidate win the White House.

But those 2.5 million people account for less than 18 percent of the total money haul.

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