Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The $200 Gap

The 2009 fundraising numbers are out. The good news for the Liberals is that they've closed the fundraising gap. The bad news? It's still an 8 million dollar gap, which grows to about 11 million when you consider the per-vote subsidies.

Via Pundits' Guide, here's a look at the year-over-year numbers, since Harper cut the donation cap:

Pundits Guide also has the dollar breakdown - it's not perfect since this still includes "double dip" donations, but it clearly shows the Tory advantage remains on the small donation front. The Liberals actually out-raised the Conservatives slightly on donations over $200, but the Tories hold a commanding $12 million to $3 million lead when it comes to the small cheques.

So, despite some incredible progress in 2009, there's still a lot of work to be done.

(And, you know, if you're so inclined to help close the gap, just click through here)



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