Entries by Jasmine Wilkerson

Political Generosity and Activism by State

When we look at the total individual contributions to political committees by state, it is apparent that California, New York, and Texas take the lead. Given the fact that these states have the highest population, can we justify a claim that the residents are more generous when it comes to political contributions? In contrast, the […]

Understanding Individual Political Contribution by Occupation of Top 1% vs Bottom 99%

  A political candidate not only needs votes, they need money.  In today’s multi-media world millions of dollars are necessary to run an effective campaign.   To win the election battle citizens will be bombarded with ads that cost millions.  Other mounting expenses including wages for staff, consultants, surveyors, grassroots activists, media experts, wonks, and policy […]