Brad Lager pulled in $733K in the 4th quarter. But if we go to a chart, we find that 2 donors made up over 2/3rds of that total (500K total), and that 17 donors made up 95% of that 733K. So the donors who didn’t give $5K or more donated $33K to Lager
Peter Kinder raised $118K in the Q4. So thanks to big money, an incumbent just got outraised by a 6:1 margin. Kinder has $1.3M on hand right now and still thinks he could run for Governor one day.
Former State Rep Judy Baker of Columbia is entering the Lt. Governor field. Presumably she knows fewer people who are willing or able to drop $250K on a campaign contribution.
Update: I dug into the 1K-5K (no donations were made between $2501 and $4999). So the 1-5K made up $28500 and donations under $1K made up $4770.44. The 1% (0.65%) to Brad Lager are donors who donated less than $1K to him in the last quarter.
In chart form-