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The States Fueling The 2016 Campaign Cash Race

Research site InsideGov examined which states are the biggest contributors to the 2016 candidates.

By Elizabeth Hagedorn | August 31, 2015

The 2016 election might be over 400 days away, but the campaigns for the White House are in full swing. Here's a look at which states are bankrolling those campaigns. (Video via Perry For PresidentCruz For PresidentOffice of Sen. Bernie SandersO'Malley For President)

Research site InsideGov figured out the individual campaign contributions by state, using data from the Federal Election Commission.

The findings? New York residents are the biggest contributors: on average, $1,674 per donor. Other big donor states include Connecticut ($1,550), Maryland ($1,404) and Texas ($1,380). North Dakota residents contribute the least — just $392 per donor.

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InsideGov also broke down the contributions by political party. The results weren't terribly surprising. The website found that residents in Wyoming — a reliably red state — consistently donated to Republicans. And in the Democratic stronghold of Vermont, 8 percent of the state's donations went to GOP candidates.

The 2016 race for the White House is on track to be the most expensive in U.S. history. Hillary Clinton leads the pack when it comes to campaign contributions, but when outside spending is factored in, Jeb Bush posts the biggest numbers. (Video via Hillary for AmericaRight to Rise)

According to the latest FEC filings, the candidates have raised a total of over $125 million in direct contributions. The super PACs backing the candidates have raked in more than double that. (Video via Marco Rubio for PresidentCarson America, Inc.)

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